Parliament Tour

A group during a tour of the Parliament

The Scottish Parliament building will be closed from Saturday 23 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018 (inclusive) and will re-open on Wednesday 3rd January at 10:00.

One-hour building tour. Advance booking is advised.

On this general tour through the Scottish Parliament building, our guides provide information on the architecture of the award-winning Scottish Parliament building as well as the history and work of the Scottish Parliament. Suitable for visitors of all ages.


Please submit your request to us via the booking request form below (link to We will check availability for the number of spaces requested on the date in question and process your booking as soon as possible. There may be limited availability for requests submitted at short-notice.

Once your booking has been finalised you will receive a confirmation email from us. Please wait for this email before making further arrangements to visit the Scottish Parliament.

Booking Request Form

Opening Times


Contact Visitor Services

About visiting, booking tours and tickets for parliament sessions email

0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600 

Booking Periods

March to end of May: please contact Visitor Services from the first Tuesday in December; 

June to end of August: please contact Visitor Services from the first Tuesday in March

September to end of November: please contact Visitor Services from the first Tuesday in June

December to end of February: please contact Visitor Services from the first Tuesday in September


Headsets in  several languages (suitable for adults) are available to accompany the tour conducted in English. Please refer to the languages available in the Booking Request Form.

Code of Conduct