The conference will be held at the heart of The Univerity of Edinburgh’s College of Science and Engineering at the Kings Buildings Campus.
Getting to Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland’s inspiring capital city, is at the heart of Scotland, with plentiful transport links and is easy to reach by air, rail ferry and road.
Edinburgh International Airport is served by more than 40 airlines, travelling to around 130 worldwide destinations, with direct flights from a number of US and Canadian cities. Only 12km from the city centre, it is served by excellent bus, tram and taxi services that link directly to the town. More information can be obtained from edinburghairport.com.
The architecturally stunning, and beautifully restored, Edinburgh Waverley station is linked to all the UK’s major cities and airports. A high-speed link to London takes just over four hours. The Eurostar service connects to Paris/Brussels/Amsterdam in around eight/nine hours. There are trains to major cities across the UK, as well as to Scotland’s favourite tourist destinations. More information can be found at nationalrailenquiries.co.uk.
Edinburgh is easily accessed by a network of motorways and trunk roads, chiefly the M74, A1 and A68 from the south and the M8 from the west. The M9 and M90 head north. Edinburgh’s bus station on St Andrews Square connects to all the major cities in Britain. More information on bus services can be found at nationalexpress.com.
Where to stay
The choice is almost endless, with more than 25,000 beds in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, most of which are within a 2km radius of the city centre.
For delegates on a restricted budget, university campus accommodation and smart new budget hotels and hostels offer outstanding facilities right at the heart of the city. At the top end, Edinburgh has six luxurious 5 star hotels, delivering world-class service, attention to detail and every possible comfort. In addition, there are many 4 and 3 star hotels, including stylish boutique hotels and executive apartments, offering excellent value for money and great quality accommodation.
Pollock Halls Campus Accommodation
We are able to secure a range of University accommodation at Pollock Halls Campus, which offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation. Pollock Halls has over 2,000 rooms available over the University’s summer vacation. There is a vast range of room types from single standard rooms to double or twin en-suite to four-star hotel accommodation.
Edinburgh Hotel Accommodation
The experienced team of advisers at the city’s Convention Bureau, offer a free accommodation advisory service for our delegates. Using their local knowledge and contacts they will negotiate the best rates in a wide range of accommodation and will provisionally hold a quantity of rooms at selected hotels across the city.
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