Visit the Scottish Parliament, in the heart of the Old Town World Heritage Site.
The Scottish Parliament is open to all visitors, Monday - Saturday. Free to visit. Tours, Shop and Parliament Café.
Visit the home of Scottish democracy - enter the Debating Chamber and see parliament in action (usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) or enjoy a free guided tour of the building (Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays). During recess dates, tours are usually available Monday - Saturday, but visitors should contact us to check before arriving.
Entry to the Parliament building and Guided Tours is free.
Tours last approximately one hour and include aspects of the parliament's architecture and design, how parliament works and some of the art collection. The Scottish Parliament is usually open to visitors Monday to Saturday. If you are short of time, join one of our regular 10 Minute Talks in our Main Hall - a great introduction to the Parliament. We also host a series of events and visiting exhibitions every year - full details can be found on our website.
During our February recess and over the Christmas period, the building will be closed to the public. If you are planning to visit around this time it is advisable to contact us to check the dates. Parliamentary events may mean some services are not available. We strongly recommend booking in advance for our very popular tours, as these can become fully booked very quickly.
Our Accessibility Guide can be found here. Changing places toilet and hoist and accessible tours available. Contact Visitor Services for further details.
(The images used on this page are courtesy of The Scottish Parliament - © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body 2005).