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With a design by the late Enric Miralles intended to portray the marriage of Scottish culture, natives, and countryside, the Scottish Parliament building is certainly a site to behold. Visitors to Edinburgh may enjoy the architecture of this impressively over-budget building that has been highly scrutinized. If the drama and architecture do not draw them to the Scottish Parliament, maybe learning about Scottish politics or history will. In spite of the £430M building cost, entrance to the complex, tours of the building and historical exhibits, and tickets to view Scottish Parliament members in debate or mid-meeting, are free.

  • Enjoy a live debate by Parliament members on a free tour of the Scottish Parliament complex, in Edinburgh.
  • View an 1815 copy of the Declaration of Arbroath, which documents Scotland’s independence from England; the Canongate Building, which displays cherished national literature; and other liberal arts and historical exhibits on display throughout the Scottish Parliament building.
  • Attend the Festival of Politics, held each summer in Edinburgh at the Scottish Parliament building where visitors can enjoy a festive mixture of history, politics, and the arts, through exhibits, plays, and professional speakers.

The 1.6 hectare Scottish Parliament complex rests only one kilometre from downtown Edinburgh, near the oldest part of the city. Visitors can get there by walking to the foot of the Royal Mile. A train to Waverley station will drop visitors about a 15-minute walk from the Scottish Parliament buildings. Bicyclists will find bike racks nearby at Holyrood Lodge. The closest vehicle parking is several blocks away, with the few dedicated spots close by reserved for handicapped visitors. To get closer, take the Lothian Bus line 35 to Canongate or line 36 to Horse Wynd.

Hotels near Scottish Parliament

132 hotels near Scottish Parliament

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 Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.8 / 5 45 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

3 Apex International

4 stars
4.4 / 5 30 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

4 The Place

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 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

5 Ballantrae Albany Hotel

4 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

37 - 49 Albany Street Map

Ballantrae Albany Hotel Edinburgh is a classic retreat equipped with modern comforts set centrally in this heritage-rich and vibrant Scotland capital. Ideal for a short visit or long-term stay,... More

6 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

7 Grassmarket Hotel

3 stars
4.4 / 5 13 reviews

94-96 Grassmarket Map

The Grassmarket Hotel is excellently situated for those wishing to enjoy a city break. The Grassmarket area of the city, named after an ancient market place, is as bustling as ever with its pubs,... More

8 Inn On The Mile

3 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

82 High Street, Royal Mile Map

With tasteful accommodations in a central location, The Inn on The Mile makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. This... More

9 Le Monde

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

16 George Street Map

Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh offers comfortable and dining facilities. Visitors will enjoy the chance to party in Shanghai Club, one of the top Edinburgh nightclub, located onsite. The event facilities... More

Offering all the modern comforts and convenience, this property is an ideal place for business as well as for leisure travellers. GeneralThe inn also provides meeting rooms that helps you to... More