The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament
Horse Wynd, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
  • Telephone 0800 092 7500
  • Opening times Opening hours vary according to whether Parliament is in session, see website for details.
  • Admission Free.
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  • Website www.scottish.parliament.uk
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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

There are 3 events at this location

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Festival of Politics

A ground-breaking and innovative festival that combines the worlds of politics, media and the arts.

Thu 19 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0800 092 7500

Fri 20 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0800 092 7500

Sat 21 Oct

Times & prices vary / 0800 092 7500

World Press Photo Exhibition

The Scottish Parliament The worldwide touring exhibition of award-winning photos will come to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. In its 60th year, the photo contest attracted entries from 5,034 photographers from 125 countries. Images range from hard-hitting and challenging, to moving and inspiring; telling…

Fri 4 Aug

Main Hall

Free / 0800 092 7500

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 5 Aug

Main Hall

Free / 0800 092 7500

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 7 Aug

Main Hall

Free / 0800 092 7500

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 26 Aug

World Press Photo Exhibition

The World Press Photo Award highlights the best press photography from around the world.

Fri 4 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0800 092 7500

Sat 5 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0800 092 7500

Mon 7 Aug

Times vary / Free / 0800 092 7500

…and 17 more dates until 26 Aug

Reviews & features

Highlights from the Festival of Politics in the Scottish Parliament's Festival Café Bar

21 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…

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