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The Best Festivals in Edinburgh this Summer

Our Favourite Summer Festivals in Edinburgh Edinburgh is famous for its festivals all year round. But particularly in the summer months, when huge events, such as the Festival Fringe and International Festival, take over the city completely. And here at Parliament House Hotel, we are just a short walk from all the action. So, here’s our […]

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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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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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What to see at the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh is well known for its annual festivals. One, however, which rises head and shoulders above the others is the Edinburgh International Festival. Since 1947, the festival has grown into an all-encompassing takeover of theatre in the city during August. The festival takes the best of theatre, opera, dance and music […]

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5 Top Comedy Shows to See at the Fringe 2019

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. If you’re looking for something to tickle your funny bone, you’d be hard pressed to do better than The Fringe. Known for showcasing the best up-and-coming comedy stars as well as hardened veterans of the circuit, this year promises to be bigger than […]

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A Beginner's Guide to the Edinburgh Fringe

History of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began in 1947, when eight groups of performers arrived in Edinburgh hoping to perform at the first ever Edinburgh International Festival. Due to the strict criteria for entering the International Festival, they were refused entry. But rather than being discouraged, they performed on the fringe […]

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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. So let’s take a look at what’s on at Edinburgh Playhouse over the next few months … What’s on at Edinburgh Playhouse in […]

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