Main Ring at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland

10 Things to look forward to at The Royal Highland Show 2020

Now in its 180th 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 thousands of trade exhibitors and the finest animals from across the UK and Ireland. Not to mention, plenty of live music […]

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Two Highland cows on the Pentland Hills in Edinburgh

Where to spot Highland Cows in Edinburgh

Highland cows are synonymous with Scotland. Their hairy faces adorn t-shirts and tea towels in every gift shop in Edinburgh, but where should you go to see a real “hielan coo” for yourself? They don’t just live in the Highlands, you’ll find these mighty beasts all over Scotland. Here’s our guide on where to find […]

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Edinburgh Attractions not just for Kids

As a bustling hub of culture and history, Edinburgh isn’t short on things to do. And there are attractions in plentiful supply for both children and the young at heart. So, read on to get the rundown on our top five Edinburgh attractions not just for kids. National Museum of Scotland The National Museum of […]

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Sunset over Glencoe in Scotland

Fantastic Road Trips from Edinburgh

With amazing transport links, it’s easy to go on some beautiful road trips from Edinburgh. From glorious beaches to the east to the rugged landscape of the north, there’s loads to see and do. Road trips to the north of Edinburgh  If you would like to head north from Edinburgh to Glencoe by car then […]

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Skyline of Edinburgh's historic old town

Bizarre Edinburgh: Strange Facts you might not know

A Few Strange Edinburgh Facts  We all know there are plenty of interesting facts about Auld Reekie, but there are a fair few strange Edinburgh facts too. Here are some of our favourites … Home of the World’s Only Knighted Penguin One of Edinburgh Zoo’s resident king penguins also happens to be the official mascot […]

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Village of Pittenweem in Scotland

Small Towns and Villages to Visit near Edinburgh

Our historic Scottish capital Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Bustling streets, historic attractions, magnificent theatres, and diverse shops attract millions of visitors every year. But, if you fancy a taste of the city and a visit to some charming villages near Edinburgh too, why not base yourself at Parliament […]

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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 of islands just off the coast of Edinburgh? Here are three of our favourites, and some amazing […]

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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 Highland tours from Edinburgh. Here are some of the best ways to explore the Scottish Highlands whilst enjoying a central stay in […]

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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, according to the Met office, the warm temperatures are set to stay until October. So, this is the perfect time […]

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Meet The Locals: Getting Back to Nature

Discovering Edinburgh Wildlife Getting outside is great for the mind, body and soul. And if you’re a nature enthusiast, you’ll be in for a treat whilst visiting Edinburgh. Its prime position on the east coast of Scotland means the city is a haven for diverse Edinburgh wildlife. Whether you’re visiting the city’s parks and green […]

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View from Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh as the sun sets

10 Great Green Outdoor Activities in Edinburgh

Love the great Edinburgh outdoors? Then we have just the ticket. Edinburgh has been named the UK’s greenest city. And with nearly half of Edinburgh classified as “green” space, you know there is sure to be a range of amazing outdoor activities in Edinburgh. So to help you discover the wonders of outdoor Edinburgh for […]

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