Scottish ParliamentHolyrood Road EH99 1SP
The national parliament building for the devolved Scottish government, built to house Scotland's first parliament since the union with England in 1707. There is a free tour of the building available if you book in advance and it is well worth doing. You get to learn about the architecture of the building and why it looks the way it does (you will have a better appreciation for the building after the tour).
Then you get to see the debating chamber and a committee room and learn about how the Scottish government works and what powers the devolved government have. Tour lasts an hour and availability varies.
09.00 - 18.30 (last admission 18.00)
Non-business days (Normally Mon and Fri and weekdays when Parliament is in recess)
April - September 10.00 - 17.30 (last admission 17.00)
October - March
10.00 - 16.00
Adult: FREE / Child: FREE / Concession: FREE