The Scottish Parliament

Local nameThe Scottish Parliament
LocationEdinburgh, UK

Located in the Holyrood area of the city, this gem of modern architecture houses the Scottish Parliament since 2004. The building was designed by Spanish architect Enric Miralles and from the first look at it, you can see that it borrows shapes and features from nature itself. Marvel at the exterior and its leaf-shaped walls, or relax by the artificial pond built next to it.

The parliament offers an exciting opportunity to experience the political life of Scotland. Public areas are freely accessible and you can even attend debates and committee meetings if you book your visit in advance. You can also take one of the specialised tours or visit the exhibition on the first floor. The parliament is also home to a nice gift shop.

Tags ParliamentUNESCOModern ArchitectureFreeGovernment OfficeOfficeWheelchair Accessible
Download Download See more
Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours from 77 USD

Opening hours

Guided tours are available and are recommended to be booked in advance.

Admission

Admission to the Parliament is free, as well as guided tours. Note that you have to pass a security check to be admitted to the building.

Advance booking is advised for guided tours.

Please visit the official website for additional info.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Parliament_Building

Official Website http://www.parliament.scot/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/scottishparliament

Email sp.info@parliament.scot

Phone +44 800 092 7500

Address Horse Wynd Edinburgh, Midlothian EH99 1SP, UK

Coordinates 55°57'6.744" N -3°10'30.515" E

Tours and activities: The Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh: Royal Attractions with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Skip the line
Instant confirmation
from 77 USD

Edinburgh: New Town Tour

Instant confirmation
from 17 USD

Edinburgh City Full-Day Shore Excursion

Instant confirmation
from 66 USD

Sygic Travel - A Travel Guide in Your Pocket

Download for free and plan your trips with ease
Enter your mobile phone number to receive a direct link to download the app:
Or just search for \"Sygic Travel\" in App Store or Google Play.
Sygic Travel Maps The world's first map app tailored for travelers
Use the app Not now