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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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Christmas markets in Edinburgh

Experience the Magic of the Edinburgh Christmas Market

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2019 The Edinburgh Christmas Market is one of the things that makes our city such a special place to be over the festive season. It’s more than your average festive market. There are so many things to see and do that will delight the whole family, from shopping, fairground rides, food and drink […]

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The Top Christmas Shows in Edinburgh

2019 Must-See Christmas Shows in Edinburgh No Christmas season is complete without a trip to see a festive theatre show. There’s something for everyone this year, from comedy pantos with famous faces, to festive musical concerts. So, whatever your age, you’ll be sure to find entertainment in our magical capital city. Here are the Christmas […]

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Not-to-miss St Andrew's Day Events in Edinburgh

St Andrew, or Andrew the Apostle, is the patron saint of Scotland. St Andrew’s Day on 30th November each year, is Scotland’s national day. It’s an official bank holiday and traditional Scottish events are held across the country in his honour. The perfect activity if you’re visiting Scotland and looking to experience some of our […]

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Festive Dining and Offers

Enjoy Edinburgh with our Christmas Hotel Deals The festive season is nearly upon us, and it’s time to start planning ahead. If you would like to experience an Edinburgh Christmas or New Year, then join us at Parliament House Hotel with our Edinburgh Christmas hotel deals Whether you are looking for a seasonal getaway in […]

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Things to do in Edinburgh this Winter

Spending Winter in Edinburgh With the long summer days behind us and chilly nights ahead, we know just how tempting it is to head for the covers, snuggle down and wait for the winter months to pass. But with so many wonderful things happening all over the city, spending winter in Edinburgh is its own […]

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Things to look forward to in Edinburgh this Autumn

Experience Autumn in Edinburgh 2019 There is something magical about autumn in Edinburgh. The city is awash in hues of red and gold. The streets are quieter as the summer festivals are over for another year. And like the calm before the festive storm, the city takes a collective sigh of relief. A crisp autumn […]

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Stay with us this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and the festive celebrations have already begun here in Edinburgh. So, if you’re looking for hotels in Edinburgh this Christmas, why not book one of our comfortable rooms at Parliament House Hotel? Here, you’ll enjoy a central stay close to the Christmas Markets, shops, bars and restaurants. Looking for […]

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The Best Places to Wrap up your Edinburgh Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping in Edinburgh Now that November has arrived, it’s time to get your skates on with your Christmas shopping in Edinburgh. From Christmas markets to designer boutiques, you’ll find something special for all your loved ones in the Scottish capital. Charming Royal Mile Start your shopping on the historic Royal Mile and soak up the […]

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Scott Monument in Edinburgh with Christmas wheel

Take a Festive Break in Edinburgh with Parliament House

Central Christmas Breaks in Edinburgh at Parliament House Christmas 2018 is just around the corner, so there’s no better time to start planning your Christmas breaks in Edinburgh. Our historic capital city comes to life during this festive period, and there’s plenty to see and do for all ages. Here at Parliament House Hotel, our […]

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Edinburgh at Christmas time

Things to look forward to this Christmas in Edinburgh

Christmas in Edinburgh 2018 What’s happening this Christmas in Edinburgh? It’s approaching thick and fast. Although we have just stepped into Autumn and are awaiting the piles of crispy and colourful leaves, Christmas celebrations will be upon us before we know it. With this in mind, we have pulled together a list of the top 5 […]

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How to Survive the Festive Season

A Stress-Free Christmas The festive period can be a very stressful time of year. It’s cold and dark, the shops and streets are busy, bars and restaurants are busy, in fact everywhere is busy! You may have a bigger workload over the festive period. Perhaps you’re worrying about money. Whatever’s stressing you out, we hope […]

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Our Favourite Christmas Traditions in Scotland

Wrapping Up Our Scottish Christmas Traditions Believe it or not, celebrating Christmas in Scotland is a relatively new affair. Unlike the rest of the UK, where unwrapping presents and enjoying large feasts was the norm come Christmas Day, it wasn’t until 1958 that Christmas was officially recognised as a public holiday in Scotland. Before that, […]

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