Scottish Parliament Building

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Address, Contact information

Visitor Services
The Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP
Tel: +44 0131 348 5200
Official website: Visiting Holyrood

Opening times

Tuesday-Thursday: 9.00am-7.00pm
Weekends: 10.00am-16.00
Mondays, Fridays and every weekday when Parliament is in recess:
April - October: 10.00am-6.00pm
November - March: 10.00am-4.00pm

It is possible that on occasions the Parliament may be closed to visitors due to security reasons.

Tickets, entrance fees

Visiting the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood is free but you can choose to take a guided tour:
Adults: £3.50
Concessions: £1.75
Children under 5: Free

Getting to Holyrood

  • By foot - Walk down the entire length of Royal Mile
  • By bus to Holyrood Palace - Lothian bus no 35 is a frequent service every 15-20 minutes down the Royal Mile to the Ocean Terminal. You can also take the Edinburgh City Bus Tours.
  • By bus to Holyrood Park - As an alternative to the above you can take buses 31, 30 or 37 from Edinburgh City Centre, get off in the Newington area of the city, turn left, then past the Commonwealth Pool and straight ahead to Holyrood Park via St Leonard's entrance. The benefit of this alternate route is easy access up Salisbury Crags and a short climb up Arthurs Seat.
The information on this page was last checked for accuracy in October 2009. Please check the official Scottish Parliament website for up to date information.

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