The Scottish Parliament

Top 1% of attractions in Edinburgh
8 / 10

6 expert reviews

“The abstract motif repeated on the facade facing the Canongate was apparently inspired by Raeburn's painting.”

– Frommer's

Concierge Concierge
"Highlights of Catalonian architect Enric Miralles's extraordinary complex include the west side's stainless-steel windows... a section of roof that looks like upturned boats, and the Canongate Wall."
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"This weird concrete confection at the foot of Salisbury Crags has left the good people of Edinburgh staring and scratching their heads in confusion." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Catalonian architect Enric Miralles went $767 million over budget on his 2004 architectural masterpiece." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"Scotland's somewhat controversial Parliament building is dramatically modern, with irregular curves and angles that mirror the twisting shapes of the surrounding landscape." Full review
It's worth taking a free tour to see the main hall and debating chamber, a committee room, and other areas. Call well in advance
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
1 Star
"The building is formed of groups of small buildings that form a scallop shell shapes, linked together by glass corridors." Full review