Travel and Accomadation

Edinburgh is a major tourist city so is well served for accommodation in every price range.  As such we leave it to you to find a place that suits your needs.    October is outside the peak period so hotels and B&Bs are more reasonably priced but it’s always worth booking quite early.   The usual websites such as booking.com, expedia are all full of options.

The evening social events will take place in and around Dublin Street in the New Town so we suggest you look in that area first a map is attached. There are several of the big chain hotels within a couple of blocks and a load of B&Bs or apartments.  If you are extending your stay it also is a great area for accessing the tourist heart of the city and has plenty of food and drink options. It’s also where the tram line stops and the bus and train stations are located.

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The event venue itself is slightly out of town so has less options but there are a number of B&Bs on Ferry Road.

As a capital and major tourist city travel options are plentiful.  There are direct flights from Edinburgh Airport from Europe and the US as well as the UK.   From the airport tram and bus services can take you right into the city.

Travel by train is also pretty easy as Edinburgh is at the end of both the East and West coast mainlines from England.  There are regular trains from most major English cities that bring you right into the heart of Edinburgh and only 5 mins from our suggested area to stay.

By car it is no issue to drive to Edinburgh but be warned parking in the centre is limited and expensive.  If you plan to drive check to see what your accommodation says about parking options.   However parking is free at the venue and there is a car park.  That erea of town is also free to park in over the weekends.

Within the city the simplest way to travel is either by bus or taxi.  The venue is served by the 8, 14, 21 and 27 buses.  http://www.lothianbuses.com for more information. The 8 or the 27 are the most direct from the centre and run from our suggested area to stay.  Be aware Sunday buses are a bit less frequent! Alternatively if there are a few of you sharing a taxi is a good option and will cost £6-8.

We are also arranging tansport to and from the venue from the reccomended area to stay each day.  Please meet at the top of Dublin Street at 9am each morning were a couple of people carrier taxis will ferrying people to the venue. If you want to use this service PLEASE E-MAIL us so we can ensure there are enough spaces for everybody.