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Visit Scotland from the USA and Canada

Scotland is a truly stunning world tourist destination. Visits from North America have soared in recent years, with more and more American and Canadian travellers taking their vacations in Scotland. P...

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Edinburgh's Old Town

Romantic Views around Edinburgh

There’s no better way to surprise your partner than with a romantic weekend away. So, why not book a stay at Parliament House Hotel, and enjoy a romantic break in the heart of Edinburgh? Our histori...

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What’s on at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2018?

It’s that time of year when all thoughts turn to summer and the festivities happening in the Scottish capital. Here in Edinburgh, famously known as the Festival City, our streets, venues and public ...

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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...

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What’s on at the Theatre? Musicals Coming Soon

Musicals in Edinburgh Summer 2018 Edinburgh is a wonderful city to visit for a theatre break. And our central hotel is located just around the corner from one of the city’s biggest venues, Edinb...

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Visiting Edinburgh: Our Money Saving Tips

Edinburgh Travel Tips to Save You Money A visit to Scotland’s capital can be pricey. But with these great Edinburgh travel tips, you can enjoy a break in the city for less. So, set your budget and s...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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