Edinburgh rooftops in a snowy winter

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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Writers Museum Edinburgh

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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Skyline of Edinburgh's historic old town

Bizarre Edinburgh: Strange Facts you might not know

A Few Strange Edinburgh Facts  We all know there are plenty of interesting facts about Auld Reekie, but there are a fair few strange Edinburgh facts too. Here are some of our favourites … Home of the World’s Only Knighted Penguin One of Edinburgh Zoo’s resident king penguins also happens to be the official mascot […]

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Sihlouette of woman as part of 2019 sign, on a hilltop at sunset

New Year’s Resolutions for Edinburgh 2019

New Year is just around the corner. And we think it’s time to plan some New Year’s resolutions you really will want to stick to. And, where better to enjoy those resolutions than in our fantastic historic Scottish capital? So, book one of our comfortable rooms at Parliament House Hotel, and start ticking off items […]

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View from Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh as the sun sets

Romantic Views around Edinburgh

There’s no better way to surprise your partner than with a romantic weekend away. So, why not book a stay at Parliament House Hotel, and enjoy a romantic break in the heart of Edinburgh? Our historic city is bursting with romantic places and activities, from scenic views, to romantic dinners. We’ve put together some of […]

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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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Scott Monument and Princes Street Gardens

What The Scott? A Monument to Write Home About

The Scott Monument Set in the heart of Edinburgh, along Princes Street, stands a literary beacon like no other – The Scott Monument. A giant Gothic tribute to one of Scotland’s most beloved writers, Sir Walter Scott, this colossal towering structure is the largest monument dedicated to a writer in the world. At 200 feet […]

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