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). Note that the number 6 bus is being withdrawn from 29th March 2020.
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. 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 will be available. You may wish to contact the City of Edinburgh Council for further information about these spaces.
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.
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. It may be possible to use the parking bays on Horse Wynd as a drop off and pick up point, but waiting in the bays is not permitted and the usage of the bays for this purpose is subject to their availability. 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 will be available You may wish to contact the City of Edinburgh Council for further information about these spaces.
Getting to Holyrood by cycle
The nearest public cycle racks are located next to the Holyrood Lodge house building on Horse Wynd.