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The Best Festivals in Edinburgh this Summer

Our Favourite Summer Festivals in Edinburgh Edinburgh is famous for its festivals all year round. But particularly in the summer months, when huge events, such as the Festival Fringe and International Festival, take over the city completely. And here at Parliament House Hotel, we are just a short walk from all the action. So, here’s our […]

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The Biggest Concerts in Edinburgh this Summer

Edinburgh Summer Concerts 2020 If you’re planning a trip to Edinburgh this summer, we’ve got good news! There are some fantastic Edinburgh summer concerts on the agenda. And of course, there’s the summer festivals too. Edinburgh Castle Concerts Every summer, the esplanade at the castle is transformed into a venue for gigs in Edinburgh. Where […]

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Unmissable Edinburgh Festivals 2020

We are about to begin a whole new year in Edinburgh! So, let’s take a look at some of the must-see Edinburgh festivals of 2020. One for every month of the year! January: Burn’s Night Burn’s Night is an annual celebration of the life and works of Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns. Every year, on […]

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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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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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5 Top Comedy Shows to See at the Fringe 2019

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. If you’re looking for something to tickle your funny bone, you’d be hard pressed to do better than The Fringe. Known for showcasing the best up-and-coming comedy stars as well as hardened veterans of the circuit, this year promises to be bigger than […]

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A Beginner's Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe

History of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began in 1947, when eight groups of performers arrived in Edinburgh hoping to perform at the first ever Edinburgh International Festival. Due to the strict criteria for entering the International Festival, they were refused entry. But rather than being discouraged, they performed on the fringe […]

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The Write Stuff: Famous Edinburgh Authors

Our Favourite Edinburgh Writers Today is World Book Day. So, we’ve been looking at some of our favourite Edinburgh writers. Learning how they were inspired by our city, and how the city has celebrated them! Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) Rabbie Burns, perhaps the most famous Scots poet, was born in Ayrshire in the 18th […]

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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 Collective Gallery on Calton Hill, the latest Edinburgh art gallery to open in the capital. Collective Gallery on Calton Hill opens […]

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