Traditional Scottish Bagpiper

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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Your Edinburgh Questions Answered

Top 10 Edinburgh Questions Today we are answering some of the top Edinburgh questions that we regularly see online and hear from visitors. So, if you want to know how to find Edinburgh, what to do while you’re here, and how to get around, read on … Where is Edinburgh? Scotland is the most northerly […]

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Ruins of Craigmillar Castle near Edinburgh

Fascinating Edinburgh Palaces and Castles

Historic Palaces and Castles in and around Edinburgh If there is one thing Scotland isn’t short of, it’s castles. Edinburgh Castle may be top of your list, but there are many equally fascinating castles and palaces to visit. So to help you uncover the torrid history of Scottish royalty, here are our favourite castles in […]

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Edinburgh's Old Town with Arthurs Seat in background

Exploring Medieval Edinburgh

Edinburgh is steeped in history and heritage. Which is why it’s one of the most fascinating and beautiful capitals in the world. You can see Medieval Edinburgh in the city’s Old Town, where preserved historical buildings and streets form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Discover Medieval Edinburgh King David I founded Edinburgh’s Old […]

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The Best Walks in Edinburgh this Autumn

Soak up Nature and History with Our Autumn Walks in Edinburgh The UK has had one of the best summers on record with glorious sunshine and warm weather. But, while summer might be winding down, according to the Met office, the warm temperatures are set to stay until October. So, this is the perfect time […]

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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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Visit Scotland from the USA and Canada

Scotland is a truly stunning world tourist destination. Visits from North America have soared in recent years, with more and more American and Canadian travellers taking their vacations in Scotland. Perhaps you have ancestral history in Scotland. You may have heard of our spectacular scenery, with magnificent mountains, glens and lochs to take your breath […]

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Golden Unicorn on Holyrood Palace entrance

Chasing Unicorns in Edinburgh

National Unicorn Day is upon us! This mystical creature has been part of Scottish history for decades. So, why not visit Edinburgh and discover how the beautiful unicorn became Scotland’s national animal? Just a short walk from our central Parliament House Hotel, there are plenty of Unicorn emblems and statues to look out for. Exploring the […]

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What To Do In Edinburgh In A Day?

Princes Street Gardens: Budding With Possibilities Wondering what to do in Edinburgh? There is only one way to start a day in our beautiful city. And that is with a cup of coffee and morning stroll through Princes Street Gardens. Set in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, dividing Edinburgh’s famous Old Town from its striking New […]

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View from Calton Hill in Edinburgh

Fun and Fascinating Edinburgh Facts

10 Interesting Facts About Edinburgh Our city has a long and fascinating history, and today we have a few interesting facts about Edinburgh for you. Some of which you might not have heard before! 1. Good Auld Edinburgh The root of Edinburgh’s nickname, ‘Auld Reekie’, is mistakenly believed to refer to the smell coming from […]

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