How To Find Us

The Scottish Parliament building is located in the Holyrood area of central Edinburgh at the foot of the Royal Mile, on Horse Wynd, opposite the Palace of Holyroodhouse.


The map below shows the location of the Parliament building.  Selecting 'View Larger Map' will open Google Maps which has the option to get directions from your current location to the Parliament.

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Getting to Holyrood by bus

Visitors can use the Lothian Buses service numbers 35 (nearest stop Canongate) and 6 (nearest stop Horse Wynd). 

There are a number of other bus routes a short walking distance away. Details of all local bus services can be obtained from Traveline.

Getting to Holyrood by train

The Parliament building is a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Information about train services to and from Edinburgh is available from National Rail.

Getting to Holyrood by road

Our postcode is EH99 1SP.

The nearest car parks are St John’s Hill or adjacent to Waverley Station, via New Street.

A small number of public parking spaces are reserved for disabled people on Horse Wynd. Please note that these parking bays are for visitors to the Holyrood area in general, not just for visitors to the Parliament. If use of the bays has to be suspended, an alternative will be offered, such as use of five parking bays on Broad Pavement. Parking for people with a disabled person’s parking permit is permitted on single yellow lines and these are available near to the Parliament building. It is possible to drop off passengers in the bays on Horse Wynd, even if parking has to be obtained further away.

if you are attending a parliamentary event and require further information about parking arrangements please get in touch with the event organiser

Coach drivers must use the turning circle in front of Our Dynamic Earth on Holyrood Road for drop off and pick up of passengers. Coaches may stop here for up to 15 minutes. This is the only facility for coaches to drop off and pick up passengers. Coach parking is available at Regent Road. It is a short walk to the Parliament's public entrance from Our Dynamic Earth. Visitors should turn right as they come out of the turning circle and use the walkway through the landscaped area to reach the public entrance on Horse Wynd.

Pick up and drop off points for visitors with mobility access needs

If you require to be dropped off or collected when visiting the Scottish Parliament you can use the turning circle at Dynamic Earth. For anyone with mobility access needs the accessible parking bays on Horse Wynd, opposite the public entrance to the Parliament building, can be used as a designated drop off and pick up point for visitors with mobility access needs. Please note that these parking bays are owned and managed by the City of Edinburgh Council and can be used by all blue badge holders. There is therefore no guarantee that a space there will be available. 

If you are attending a parliamentary event and require further information about parking arrangements please get in touch with the event organiser.

Getting to Holyrood by cycle

The nearest public cycle racks are located next to the Holyrood Lodge house building on Horse Wynd.

Contact Visitor Services

For information about visiting, tours and booking tickets for debates email

0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600