Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh in Spring

Spending a Spring Day in Edinburgh

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...


Beautiful evening view of Edinburgh Waverley Station

Visiting Scotland: Expectation V Reality

Home to over 5.4 million people, there’s far more to Scotland than the Loch Ness Monster, haggis and bagpipes. If you’re visiting Scotland this year, you’ve probably heard a fair few rumours abo...


Aerial view of Old Observatory on Calton Hill

Exploring Calton Hill’s New Collective Gallery

A familiar building to anybody living in or visiting Edinburgh, the Old City Observatory is finally enjoying a new lease of life. Left to crumble, the once decrepit ruin has become home to the Collect...


Field of daisys

Edinburgh in Spring: The Next Big Thing

Welcome to Edinburgh in Spring 2019 Our massive Christmas tree and decorations may be down, but we are getting ready for the next big thing here are Parliament House Hotel. Edinburgh in spring! We lov...


Street performing magician in front of graffiti wall

Not-To-Miss Edinburgh Festivals 2019

As we begin a new year in Edinburgh, let’s take a look at some of the must-see Edinburgh festivals of 2019. One for every month of the year! January: Burn’s Night Burn’s Night is an annual c...


Colourful Chinese dragon lantern

Light up your Winter with Dazzling Giant Lanterns of China

If you love animals, mythical creatures and huge lantern displays, then you’re in for a treat at Edinburgh Zoo this winter. The spectacular Giant Lanterns of China returned to Edinburgh Zoo last...


View of Edinburgh in winter from Calton Hill

Things to Look Forward to in Edinburgh this January

Beat the January Blues in Edinburgh So, the Christmas and New Year holidays are over, and here we are, back in the real world. Many people find this time of year rather gloomy. In fact, the 21st Janua...


Bedroom, phone booth and lounge at Parliament House Hotel in Edinburgh

What’s New at Parliament House Hotel?

2018 Hotel Refurbishment At Parliament House, we like to keep our hotel looking good, so we are constantly updating, refreshing and restoring. This year, we underwent an extensive hotel refurbishment,...


Sihlouette of woman as part of 2019 sign, on a hilltop at sunset

New Year’s Resolutions for Edinburgh 2019

New Year is just around the corner. And we think it’s time to plan some New Year’s resolutions you really will want to stick to. And, where better to enjoy those resolutions than in our fa...


National Museum of Scotland

Five Reasons to visit the National Museum of Scotland

Scotland is teeming with history and heritage. So, there’s no better place to dig into its past and present than the National Museum of Scotland. At our central Parliament House Hotel, you’re just...


Two champagne glasses clinking in a restaurant

Just Engaged? Let’s Celebrate!

Things to do in Edinburgh when you’re Just Engaged Edinburgh is such a spectacular city! It’s the perfect place for just engaged couples to celebrate. Book a romantic break with us and enjoy a nig...


Christmas tree in front of red velvet curtain

The Top Christmas Shows in Edinburgh

2018 Must-See Christmas Shows in Edinburgh No Christmas season is complete without a trip to see a festive theatre show. There’s something for everyone, from comedy pantos with famous faces, to fest...


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