Completed in 2004, Scotland’s cutting-edge Parliament building rests at the foot of Edinburgh’s renowned Royal Mile in front of the stunning Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags. Designed by the Catalan architect Enric Miralles and created from a combination of steel, oak, and granite, the sophisticated building continues to be heralded as among the most impressive designs in the UK today.
Obtaining inspiration from the encompassing landscape, the flower works of art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh as well as the upturned boats around the seashore, Enric Miralles created a design which he proclaimed as a building “growing out of the land”.
Walking guided tours of the Scottish Parliament Building are available by simply getting in contact with Visitor Services in advance. The one hour guided tour normally takes you from the Main Hall to the Garden Lobby, and towards the floor of the Chamber to check out the location where the MSPs meet to debate.
Further information is available at the official Scottish Parliament Website
How to get there
Served by Edinburgh’s Hop-on Hop-off Tour Bus