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Top Scottish Events of 2019

Plan Ahead with Our Guide for Things to Do in Scotland in 2019 If you’re planning ahead and looking for some fun things to do in Scotland in 2019, the country bursting with events. Rich in history, ...


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Discovering Edinburgh: Must-Visit Museums

Fascinating Museums in Edinburgh When your city is built in the shadow of a towering castle atop a mighty volcanic rock, you can bet it has many fascinating stories to tell. Like anyone who has walked...


Shops in Edinburgh

Hit the Shops! Edinburgh Shopping Guide

Whether you’re looking for bargain basics, high street must-haves or designer treats, the fantastic shops in Edinburgh have something for you. So, lets take a look at some of the best places to ...


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Hidden Edinburgh Gardens

Secret Gardens in Edinburgh Edinburgh is a mysterious city, with many hidden places you have to be in-the-know to find. So, today we are looking at some of the secret gardens in Edinburgh that most to...


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Edinburgh Island Escapes

The Scottish Islands of the Firth of Forth There are almost 800 Scottish islands. And we’ve all heard of the likes of Lewis and Harris, Skye and Mull. But did you know we have our own little group o...


he Devils Point from the River De at Cairngorms National Park

Visit The Highlands from your Edinburgh Hotel

Are you thinking of combining your trip to Edinburgh with a visit to the magnificent Scottish Highlands? If you’re staying with us at Parliament House Hotel, you can choose from a variety of Hig...


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The Best Walks in Edinburgh this Autumn

Soak up Nature and History with Our Autumn Walks in Edinburgh The UK has had one of the best summers on record with glorious sunshine and warm weather. But, while summer might be winding down, accordi...


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Harvesting the Fun of the Edinburgh Farmers’ Markets

Colourful stalls, freshly baked bread and the friendly face of your local farmer displaying his wares. This is Edinburgh at its best! But with so many Edinburgh farmers’ markets to choose from, ...


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Haunted Edinburgh: Three Spook-tacular Pubs in Edinburgh

Haunted Pubs in Edinburgh Edinburgh has a long history of bloody battles, deadly plague, merciless dungeons, murderous figures and underground closes. So, it comes as no surprise that this city is one...



Friday Fun: Scottish Jokes

Scots are renowned for their unique sense of humour. And comedians such as Billy Connelly, Frankie Boyle, Rhona Cameron and Kevin Bridges have become firm favourites on the comedy scene worldwide. So,...


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Edinburgh Pamper Spots

Are you in need of a luxury weekend away, being pampered from top to toe? If you’re looking for pamper days in Edinburgh, we’ve rounded up the best options near our hotel. So you can enjoy a t...


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Visit Edinburgh Midweek

Midweek Breaks in Edinburgh One of our top money-saving tips for visiting Edinburgh is to travel midweek. Midweek breaks in Edinburgh are quieter and more affordable. And, as Edinburgh is a bustling c...


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