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Getting Prepared for Edinburgh Festivals

Are you a festival-goer? When it comes to variety, the number of Edinburgh festivals can make choosing difficult. It’s no surprise then that Edinburgh is known as the Festival City. If you’re planning to travel to an event in Scotland this year, why not turn it into a short break? At Parliament House Hotel, we’re just a short walk from some of the most popular and unique festivals our city has to offer. That makes us a great choice for overnight stays, city centre shopping and a relaxing break.

Here are three of the top Edinburgh Festivals to help you make up your mind.

Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh International Science Festival

It’s not just for kids, although they’re welcome too. The Edinburgh International Science Festival kicks off in the first week of April and promises to be one of the most exciting interactive events of the year. Head on over for a variety of discussions and hands-on workshops that will amaze and surprise you.

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Who doesn’t love a red carpet event? June sees the bright lights shining for a set of stars as they descend on the capital for this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. The programme hasn’t been announced yet, but keep an eye out in May to see which A Listers are heading our way for June.

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

If good music and a great vibe is what you’re after, then this is the festival for you. Take time out in Edinburgh to enjoy some swing or samba, blues or soul. Don’t miss the Mardi Gras, the top free open air event every year. There’s a great carnival there too that’s great for keeping little ones entertained.

There’s plenty happening in Edinburgh this year, including some of our perennial favourite events like the world famous Edinburgh Tattoo. Don’t miss your chance to visit our Festival City!

Book into a City Centre Hotel in Edinburgh

Parliament House Hotel is located right at the end of Princes  Street, a conveniently short walk from Edinburgh Waverly Railway Station. We offer a great choice of cheap hotel rooms in Edinburgh, and our MPs restaurant is a hot spot for dining. If you know when you want to come, why not take a look at some of our special offers to grab a bargain too.

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