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 36 (nearest stop Horse Wynd)
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. If use of the bays has to be suspended, an alternative will be offered, such as use of five parking bays on Broad Pavement. 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. It is possible to drop off passengers in the bays on Horse Wynd, even if parking has to be obtained further away.
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 would normally be instructed to park in the Dynamic Earth area. For anyone with mobility access needs, alternative arrangements can be put in place to be dropped off or collected closer to the Parliament entrance. The accessible parking bays which are directly opposite the front entrance to the Parliament building can be used as a designated drop off and pick up point for visitors with mobility access needs. For further information contact Visitor Services.
Getting to Holyrood by cycle
The nearest public cycle racks are located next to the Holyrood Lodge house building on Horse Wynd.