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Visit Edinburgh in July

We Love Edinburgh in July! If the hustle and bustle during the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe isn’t for you … why not come to Edinburgh in July instead? Quieter, cheaper and a much more relaxing experience, there’s still loads happening! The sun is usually shining and there are loads of things to do […]

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Things to do this Easter in Edinburgh

Easter Weekend in Edinburgh 2020 Now that the festive season is over, our thoughts turn to the next holiday in the calendar. Easter falls on Friday 10th to Monday 13th April this year. So, lets take a look at what’s on this Easter weekend in Edinburgh to keep us all entertained. Festivals The Edinburgh Science […]

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Visiting Edinburgh in the Colder Months

Visiting Edinburgh in January and February We know what you are thinking. And it’s okay. You’re thinking. “Why would I visit Edinburgh during the coldest months of the year?” Don’t worry. This is a reasonable question, but January and February in Edinburgh is a magical, quiet and exciting time. Sure, the weather is a bit cold […]

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What's on in Edinburgh this Spring?

Welcome to Edinburgh in Spring 2020 We love Edinburgh in spring, as the nights become lighter and the weather a little warmer. The entire city undergoes a blossoming, colourful transformation. Snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils burst forth and frosty gardens are carpeted with drops of white, yellow and purple as far as the eye can see. […]

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Romantic Things to do in Edinburgh this Valentine’s

Edinburgh is a truly beautiful city, famous for its amazing architecture and picturesque views. So, no wonder it is such popular destination for couples at this time of year. Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and if you’re looking for romantic things to do in Edinburgh, help is at hand. Romantic things […]

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Things to Look Forward to in Edinburgh this January

Beat the January Blues in Edinburgh In January, after the Christmas and New Year holidays, we find ourselves back in the real world. Many people find this time of year rather gloomy. In fact, 20th January 2020 is Blue Monday, officially the saddest day of the year! If you’re feeling the January blues, here are […]

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What’s on in Edinburgh this December … besides Christmas

By now, Christmas in Edinburgh is in full swing. You’ve seen the festive markets, you’ve gone high-flying above Scott Monument and you’ve hitched a ride on the Santa Train. With so much going on this December, something is bound to slip through the cracks. So to help you stay on top of what’s on in […]

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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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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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Whats Cooking at MP’s Bistro?

Our restaurant is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Scotland’s capital city has no shortage of restaurants, there’s one Scottish restaurant in Edinburgh that stands out from the rest. MP’s Bistro serves traditional Scottish dishes with an extraordinary twist. Historic Scottish Restaurant in Edinburgh Located in Parliament House Hotel, the bistro exudes charm […]

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Catch a Show at Edinburgh Playhouse

Parliament House Hotel is just a short walk from Edinburgh Playhouse. As we are so close, many of our guests enjoy a show at this fantastic theatre during their stay with us. We also offer a delicious pre-theatre menu in our MP’s Bistro, so theatre-goers can make a real night of it! Let’s take a […]

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Spooktacular Edinburgh Ghost Stories

Edinburgh Ghost Stories to tell this Halloween Old ghosts, new ghosts, spectres, poltergeists, ghouls and banshees – you name it, Edinburgh has them all. Our city is known as one of the most haunted in the world. With spooky graveyards filled with tales of tortured souls and wronged victims determined to leave their mark on […]

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5 Horror-ific Haunted Places in Edinburgh Guaranteed To Give You The Chills

1. Edinburgh Castle When it comes to a list of haunted places in Edinburgh, where better to start than with a haunted castle? Edinburgh Castle has a long and bloody history dating back to the 12th century. So, it comes as no surprise that it holds a few mysteries of its own. Home to a number […]

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