Parliament Tour

A group during a tour of the Parliament

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.

Groups: Please visit our Group Visits page for information about arranging a visit. The booking request form is only for individual bookings for up to 9 vistors

Booking Request Form

Filming and Photography

Audio and video recording routinely take place in the Scottish Parliament building and surrounding areas. Your image or voice may be captured while you are here.

Opening Times


Contact Visitor Services

About visiting, booking tours and tickets for parliament sessions email [email protected]

0131 348 5200 or freephone 0800 092 7600 

Data Protection

We handle all personal information in line with Data Protection Law (GDPR from May 2018). Privacy Notices which provide more information are available from the Data Protection pages of this site. 

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.

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