Scottish Parliament Architecture, Tours, Walking Guide, Holyrood Visit, Scotland

Scottish Parliament Tours : Architecture

Visitor Centre, Holyrood, Edinburgh

Scottish Parliament Building Tours

Scottish Parliament Architecture – Building Description

Edinburgh Walking Tours – these can include a visit to the building, description of the exterior and key buildings in the Old Town / Edinburgh:

Contact Isabelle Lomholt on 01620 825722 / 07952 149814


Visit and try to understand the Enric Miralles legacy:

Contact on 0131 348 5200 or 0800 092 7600

Tour cost: free – interior only

Time: 1 hour

Max. group size: 20


The Scottish Parliament is open 6 days a weekend (closed on Sunday).

On Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays the Parliament is open from
10.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30).

During the Parliamentary session the building is open from
09.00-18.30 (last entry 18.00) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

During Parliamentary recess the opening hours for these days revert to
10.00-17.00 (last entry 16.30).

More information:

Current at time of writing: please check with operators

Debating Chamber access depends on parliamentary business:


building : photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Parliament
MSP Foyer View © Adrian Welch

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