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The Parliament House of Edinburgh, Scotland is an amazing columned structure located in Old Town, a short distance from the Royal Mile. Parliament House was once the location of the pre-union parliament of Scotland but now houses the Supreme Courts of the country. Parts of the structure were built by King Charles I in the 17th century, who hoped the dramatic hammer beam roof would emulate the one found at Stirling Castle, the previous home of the courts. The classical façade of the building provides an impressive front to Parliament Square and is one of the most majestic structures in town.

  • Visit the imposing Parliament Hall within the building to marvel at the magnificent high roof made of Scandinavian Oak and the large portraits of former Edinburgh judges.
  • Visit Edinburgh in September when the Parliament House puts on mock trials that offer both a historical and modern interpretation of a typical court session in Scotland.
  • Take a guided ghost tour through the Parliament House and get treated to a fun and sometimes spooky historical lesson about the ghosts of criminals and solicitors that are said to haunt the halls.

Parliament House is situated at the centre of the city’s Old Town section so it is easy to reach using the city’s network of public transportation. You can get bus transfers directly from the Edinburgh Airport to Old Town, where you will find that the building is within walking distance of most hotels and attractions. Waverly station is one of the main hubs for rail travel in Edinburgh and is only a short five-minute walk from the Parliament House. The building is also a short walk from the main bus station.

Hotels near Parliament House

136 hotels near Parliament House

1 Apex City

4 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

61 Grassmarket Map

The Apex City Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the Old City on Grassmarket - an area famed for its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. On the doorstep are Edinburgh's must see... More

2 Jurys Inn Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5 6 reviews

43 Jeffrey Street Map

Positioned just off the famous Royal Mile and providing comfortable and high quality accommodations, Jurys Inn Edinburgh makes for an ideal place for travellers in a vibrant vacation in this part... More

3 The Place

4 stars
4.1 / 5 8 reviews

34-38 York Place Map

Whether in Edinburgh for a business trip or a much-awaited break, discerning travellers find it convenient to stay in the comfortable and ideally located accommodations of The Place Edinburgh.... More

4 The Royal Scots Club

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

30 Abercromby Place Map

The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh Hotel combines the convenience of all the facilities and amenities offered by an elegant hotel with the comfort and cosiness of one's own home. GeneralThe conference... More

5 The Scotsman Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 29 reviews

20 North Bridge Map

The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh is an ideal base for exploring the city's cultural, historical and renowned shopping facilities. Places of interest including the National Portrait Gallery of Scotland,... More

6 Fraser Suites Edinburgh

4 stars
4.8 / 5 11 reviews

12-26 St Giles Street Map

Fraser Suites Edinburgh invites chic business and holiday travellers to elegant urban retreat that features classy and stylish accommodations set right in the heart of Edinburgh. While in the... More

7 Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

5 stars
4.9 / 5 13 reviews

Princes Street Map

Housed in a former Victorian railway hotel, teeming with top-notch facilities and lavish furnishings, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel creates a luxurious haven for travellers exploring the... More

8 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 46 reviews

23-27 Waterloo Place Map

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh enjoys a prestigious location at the east end of Princes Street, just minutes from both transport links and city amenities. The recently opened luxury... More

9 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 31 reviews

31-35 Grassmarket Map

Situated in the centre of the old city with views over Edinburgh Castle, the Apex International Hotel Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break. The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is... More

10 Twelve Picardy Place

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

12 Picardy Place Map

Featuring elegantly furnished accommodations and a chic restaurant set in the heart of the city, Twelve Picardy Place Edinburgh Hotel makes for an ideal haven for sophisticated travellers exploring... More