Old Town's Parliament House sits in a location known for being walkable. You'll find a number of choices for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops here. Broaden your horizons with some local theater. Start by booking a hotel near Parliament House, which is a great base for sightseeing in the greater Edinburgh area.
More to see near Parliament House
After visiting Parliament House, take some time for other sights in Edinburgh. Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. The museums and theaters provide some cultural flavor, while the monuments and historic sites offer insight into local lore.
Local parks like Princes Street Gardens, Calton Hill, and The Meadows are peaceful spots. At Beecraigs Country Park, take some time to really appreciate nature. For retail therapy, consider Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers, Princes Mall, and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, and seek out the perfect souvenir. If you have some more time, pay a visit to Easter Road Stadium, Carlton Cricket Club, or Meadowbank Stadium.
You can attend a show at Festival Theatre, Queen's Hall, and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. Study the collections at Talbot Rice Gallery, Brass Rubbing Centre, or Museum of Childhood. Learn about the local history at John Knox House, Real Mary King's Close, and Edinburgh Dungeon. Monuments like St. Giles' Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirk, and Greyfriar's Bobby honor the area.
Our Dynamic Earth, Omni Centre Edinburgh, and Royal Commonwealth Pool are family favorites. Some of the area's most popular sights are Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Arthur's Seat. You can also head to Surgeon's Hall, National Museum of Scotland, and Fruitmarket Gallery.
Getting to Parliament House
Fly to the Edinburgh (EDI) airport, 6.9 miles (11.1 km) from Old Town, where you'll find Parliament House. You can come by train, getting off at Edinburgh Waverley Station.