Edinburgh and Salisbury Crags form the air

A Brief History of Edinburgh

Edinburgh history begins with dinosaurs Edinburgh is a magnificent city, packed with culture, architecture and festivals. How did such a city come about? Why does it exist like it does today? To answer these questions about Edinburgh’s history, we have to go all the way back 350 million years ago to when dinosaurs roamed the […]

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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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Ancient world map and compass

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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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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