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Visit Edinburgh in July 2019

We Love Edinburgh in July! If the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh during the Fringe isn’t for you, why not come to Edinburgh in July instead? Quieter, cheaper and a much more relaxing experience, the...


MPs Bistro sign on stone wall

Whats Cooking at MP’s Bistro?

Although Scotland’s capital city has no shortage of restaurants, there’s one Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh that stands out from the rest. MP’s Bistro serves traditional Scottish dishes with a...


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The Biggest Concerts in Edinburgh this Summer

Edinburgh Summer Concerts 2019 If you’re planning a trip to Edinburgh this summer, we’ve got good news! There are some fantastic Edinburgh summer concerts on the agenda, including the Edinburgh su...


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Catch a Show at Edinburgh Playhouse

Parliament House Hotel is just a short walk from Edinburgh Playhouse. As we are so close, many of our guests enjoy a show at this fantastic theatre during their stay with us. We also offer a delicious...


Main Ring at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland

10 Things To look Forward To At The Royal Highland Show

Now in its 179th year, the Royal Highland Show is a showcase for Scottish farming excellence. It’s a chance to meet, touch, smell, taste and take home the best the country has to offer. With th...


May Queen and Green Man at Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh

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 thousands ...


Ruins of Craigmillar Castle near Edinburgh

Fascinating Edinburgh Palaces and Castles

Historic Palaces and Castles in and around Edinburgh If there is one thing Scotland isn’t short of, it’s castles. Edinburgh Castle may be top of your list, but there are many equally fasci...


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What’s On Over Easter in Edinburgh?

Easter Weekend in Edinburgh 2019 As spring arrives in the capital our thoughts turn to the next holiday in the calendar. Easter falls on Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April this year. So, lets take a loo...


Hidden Edinburgh: Going Underground

Discover Edinburgh’s Underground City Hidden beneath the streets and bridges of Edinburgh, are several underground closes and chambers. Closed off to the public for hundreds of years, these places r...


Writers Museum Edinburgh

The Write Stuff: Famous Edinburgh Authors

Our Favourite Edinburgh Writers Today 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 celebrat...


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The Best Festivals in Edinburgh this Summer

Our Favourite Summer Festivals in Edinburgh Edinburgh is famous for its festivals, all year round. But particularly in the summer months, when huge events such as the Festival Fringe and International...


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A Definitive Guide to Edinburgh Slang

For any non-native visitor to Edinburgh, trying to understand the local lingo can be a headache worthy task. What are “Baffies” and who are these guys “Ken” and “Barry” that everyo...


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