The Scottish Parliament
Designed by Spanish architect Enric Miralles, who died before its completion in 2004, the Scottish Parliament building occupies an architecturally diverse corner of Edinburgh at the foot of the Royal Mile, with Dynamic Earth, the Queen’s Gallery and the Palace of Holyrood House all standing side by side.
In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, the Scottish Parliament building opened in 2004 and has since welcomed over two million visitors. Usually open from Monday to Saturday, visitors can join a free guided tour or see parliament in action, depending on which day you visit (booking essential). Discover the parliament through our exhibition, and enjoy our cafe and shop. A free crèche is also available, Monday to Friday.
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- Provides: Wheelchair access
Events at this venue
Holyrood Apple Day
Celebrate 10 years of a fruitful Scotland and enjoy the Scottish National Collection of apples and other garden produce from across the country. Make apple juice and taste some of the 150 different Scottish apple varieties.
Thu 30 Nov
- 13:00 – 14:30
Reviews & features
Highlights from the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament's Festival Café Bar21 Jul 2016
Diverse attractions on offer from LEGO to literature
Given the toil and budget which went into the construction of the Scottish Parliament building, it's appropriate that an architecture and construction theme runs through the Festival of Politics' cultural programme in its café bar…