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A Guide to Edinburgh's Buses and Trams

Using Edinburgh public transport to get around on buses and trams Getting around Edinburgh on public transport is easy. Whilst most of the city is walkable, if you are looking to get out and about towards the outskirts – perhaps visit the beach or the zoo – then our busses and trams are invaluable.  The […]

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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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On the Hunt For Hidden Gems In Edinburgh?

So, you’ve already visited all the usual things to do in Edinburgh and you’re looking for something a little different? Well, if you’re on the lookout for hidden gems in Edinburgh, we’ve got a treasure trove of secrets to tell. Hidden Gems in Edinburgh Right on our Doorstep One of our favourite hidden gems in […]

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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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Touring the East Coast of Scotland

The autumn and winter months are the perfect time to explore Scotland. The summer crowds have long gone, but there is still plenty to see and do. One of the best regions to explore is the east coast of Scotland. Here, you’ll find sweeping sandy beaches, historic castles and sites, and magnificent natural beauty. Here’s […]

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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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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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I Want to Ride my Bicycle!

Summer finally seems to be here, and what better way to explore Edinburgh than by bike? At Parliament House Hotel, we’re centrally located, and a short stroll from Edinburgh attractions, theatres and restaurants. So, there’s no need for a car. By exploring this beautiful city on bike, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment […]

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Amazing Places to Visit near Edinburgh

There are so many wonderful things to do in Edinburgh. But don’t forget, there are lots of amazing places to visit near Edinburgh too, if you’re willing to venture a little further. If you’ve visited the city centre a few times before and you’re looking for something a little different to do, take a day […]

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Visit Edinburgh on a Budget: Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do in Edinburgh Edinburgh is one of the greatest cities in the world, and it is rich in history, culture and Scottish traditions. But you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a fantastic time in Edinburgh. Our centrally located hotel places you close to many free things to […]

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3 Great Beaches near Edinburgh to visit this Summer

Our Favourite Beaches near Edinburgh Summer time is festival time in Edinburgh. But sometimes it’s nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. And there’s no greater escape than a trip to one of the many wonderful beaches near Edinburgh. So, to help you get your recommended dose of Vitamin Sea, we’re […]

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