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Advocates Library

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10:00-16:00)


The current Advocates Library building, designed by William Playfair, was opened in 1833 and is part of the Parliament House complex. It is a private law library for the Faculty of Advocates, Scotland’s Bar. Visitors on tours will get the chance to see the Playfair library corridor and the library’s law room, once a court and scene of the notorious Burke and Hare trial. Tours of the library are popular so booking on arrival in Parliament House is recommended.


Key Information

Architect: William Playfair

Building Date: 1833

ACTIVITIES: Guided tours

Where to find us

  • Parliament House
  • EH1 1RF