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The Best Restaurants near Parliament House Hotel

Our guests at Parliament House Hotel are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Edinburgh. Not only do we have our own fantastic restaurant, MP’s Bistro, but there are lots more nearby pla...


Royal Mile Edinburgh

Sometimes Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Edinburgh is an ancient city with more than a few surprising tales to tell. And it’s safe to say that many of its true stories are indeed stranger than fiction. True Stories of Edinburgh So, let’s...


Golden Unicorn on Holyrood Palace entrance

Chasing Unicorns in Edinburgh

National Unicorn Day is upon us! This mystical creature has been part of Scottish history for decades. So, why not visit Edinburgh and discover how the beautiful unicorn became Scotland’s natio...


Princes Street Gardens in summer

Five of the Best Festivals in Edinburgh this August

For many of us, the Edinburgh Festivals in August are the highlight of our event calendar. Our city is completely transformed during this amazing month of festivals, shows and entertainment. And here ...


Calton Hill Edinburgh

The Quirks of Our Historic Building

Parliament House is a historic hotel located at the foot of Calton Hill in Edinburgh. Our building is made up of several townhouses, connected together. Numbers 9 to 13 were built in the 1760s, while ...


10 Things To look Forward To At The Royal Highland Show

Now in its 178th year, the Royal Highland Show is a showcase for Scottish excellence. It’s a chance to meet, touch, smell, taste and take home the best the country has to offer. With thousands of tr...


City views of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh V Glasgow Sayings

Visiting a new place can often bring new culture, new food and new language. And while Scotland is an English-speaking country, its strong accents and unique Scottish phrases can often leave visitors ...


Wonderful Thai puppets lined up before a show

Blooming Marvellous: Edinburgh Festivals In March

As the days begin to get longer and signs of spring blossom all over the city, winter is nothing but a distant memory. Edinburgh is budding with wonderful new festivals and events in March. The start ...


Beltane Fire Festival

Visiting the Beltane Fire Festival

If you find yourself in Edinburgh on 30th April you could be forgiven for thinking you’d taken a step back in time. By a good couple of centuries, at least! Because this is the night when tens of th...


Gin and tonic with lemon

What You Need to Know About Edinburgh Gin

Many associate the Scottish capital with Scotch Whisky. But did you know, our beautiful city is also well known for producing Edinburgh Gin? Fear not, whisky lovers. The Scotch Whisky Experience is st...


Writers Museum Edinburgh

World Book Day in Edinburgh

Our Favourite Edinburgh Writers This Thursday is World Book Day. So, we’ve been looking at some of our favourite Edinburgh writers. Learning how they were inspired by our city, and how the city has ...


Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in Spring

Edinburgh in a Day, Our Spring Itinerary

How to Spend One Day in Edinburgh this Spring The days are longer, the temperature is on the rise, and the first buds are beginning to bloom. It must mean one thing – spring is in the air! So, where...


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