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On Location: Famous Films Shot In Edinburgh

Discover These Great Movies Set in Edinburgh Edinburgh is very photogenic, with its historic architecture, magnificent castle and surrounding natural landscapes. So, it’s no surprise that the city is a popular film location. From modern-day classics to period pieces, our cobbled streets and ancient landmarks light up the screen. So, today we’re taking a look at some […]

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A Brief History of Edinburgh

Edinburgh history begins with dinosaurs Edinburgh is a magnificent city, packed with culture, architecture and festivals. How did such a city come about? Why does it exist like it does today? To answer these questions about Edinburgh’s history, we have to go all the way back 350 million years ago to when dinosaurs roamed the […]

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Old Graveyards to visit in Edinburgh

Historic Edinburgh Graveyards Edinburgh graveyards are fascinating places to visit. You can learn about the lives people led hundreds of years ago from their gravestones. Old Calton Burial Ground was first used in 1718. People buried there include famous philosopher David Hume and scientist John Playfair. The Political Martyrs Monument sits in the burial ground, and you […]

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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 fantastic historic Scottish capital? So, book one of our comfortable rooms at Parliament House Hotel, and start ticking off items […]

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Edinburgh Castle at sunset

Edinburgh in Pictures: Famous Views

The Best Viewpoints in Edinburgh At Parliament House Hotel we feel very lucky to live and work in such a magnificent city. Edinburgh is stunningly beautiful day and night and all year round! So, we know many picturesque views all over the city. Here are some of te best viewpoints in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle and […]

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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

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 historic city is bursting with romantic places and activities, from scenic views, to romantic dinners. We’ve put together some of […]

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View from Calton Hill in Edinburgh

The Best Edinburgh Hill Walks

Like the city of Rome, Edinburgh is said to have been ‘built on seven hills’. People still debate over which hills this refers to, as we certainly have more than seven! Nevertheless, we all agree that there are lots of hills here. Which means, we have many amazing Edinburgh hill walks to enjoy right here […]

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Greyfriars Kirkyard at night

Great Myths and Legends of Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is famous for its legends and myths, from spooky hauntings to hidden underground streets. Built on seven hills, just like Rome, Edinburgh’s history dates back centuries. With a castle built atop a volcanic rock and a network of secret tunnels and streets, the city is full of mystery. So, with this, […]

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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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