Tours are free of charge and usually include a visit to the Debating Chamber, the Garden Lobby and a Committee Room. They include detailed information about the work, history and procedures of the Scottish Parliament. The tour also includes information about the design and architecture of the building.
You can visit the public areas of the building without going on a guided tour. This normally includes the Debating Chamber (subject to parliamentary business), exhibition, cafe and the shop.
Tours operate at scheduled times on Monday to Saturday. Times and dates vary depending on whether the Parliament is sitting or not. These pages provide information about how to request a tour.
Policies and procedures for requesting a guided tour and how we will use your data.
This is what some of our visitors have said about the guided tours:
"Wonderful! The guide brought the building to life."
"Guide was excellent, really enjoyed the tour."
"That was really terrific, thoroughly enjoyed it!!"
"Wonderful tour, really enjoyed it, learnt a lot."
"Much more interesting than expected."
"Amazing that Scottish Parliament is so open. Spectacular tour."