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Visit the Scottish Parliament

Guided tours

The Scottish Parliament offers guided tours free of charge allowing visitors to explore the architecture, art and history of the award-winning Scottish Parliament building.

Guided tours of the building are very popular and advanced booking is essential. Tours are available at these times:

Mondays and Fridays (including public holidays) –

  • 10.30am
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm

There are no tours on weekends.


Booking a tour

The Scottish Parliament Tour is 45-minutes long and suitable for visitors of all ages.

Individuals can request up to nine tickets for a guided tour.

Request tour tickets using this link

Group tours

We can accommodate groups of up to 20 on a guided tour. For groups larger than 20 we can offer introductory talks with a member of the Visitor Services team.

The tours operate on Monday and Friday.

Book your visit

To book either a group tour or a group talk, please get in touch directly.

Email: [email protected]

Freephone: 0800 092 7600

School groups

We have a range of options for visiting the Parliament, designed for Scottish schools and targeted at different stages of the curriculum.

These visits can include:

  • an activity
  • a tour
  • tickets to watch a debate
  • a Q&A with an MSP

See our Education sessions page for more information on how to book these.