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The City: Edinburgh

Steeped in history, Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, seamlessly blends old and new, providing delegates with the perfect accessible destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city.

The city is renowned for inspiration and innovation. For centuries it has nurtured some of the greatest minds in philosophy, economics, finance, literature, law, medicine, engineering and architecture.

No matter where you are coming from Edinburgh is easily accessible. The international airport, Scotland’s busiest, serves over 120 destinations worldwide. Rail links run all over the UK, with more than 20 daily trains running between Edinburgh and London taking just over four hours. Edinburgh is also easily accessed by car via the motorway network.

Transport in the city itself is simple: buses, trams and taxis are in plentiful supply. The majority of attractions, hotels and venues can be reached on foot in under 15 minutes from the city centre.

Visit the Marketing Edinburgh website

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The Venue: EICC

Located in the heart of Scotland’s beautiful and vibrant capital city, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is a magnificent multi-purpose venue. Situated at the west end of the city the majority of attractions, hotels and venues can be reached on foot in under 15 minutes.

The impressive purpose-built facilities include a series of adaptable auditoria, spacious reception areas and flexible suites

With over 20 years of operational experience, the EICC team has hosted thousands of high-profile events for organisations from around the globe, whilst welcoming over one million delegates.

The EICC is easy to reach on foot or by public transport from the city centre.

How to reach the venue

Visit the EICC website

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How to reach Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh airport is reachable via a direct flight from Paris, Dublin, London and Brussels, and is easily accessed from all major European cities. This map will help you to plan your flights.

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  • You can reach Edinburgh by train from all over Scotland and the rest of the UK. Scotrail is Scotland’s key rail transport provider. Edinburgh has two main train stations: Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is in the city centre and Haymarket Train Station is located to the west of the city centre, close to the EICC (10min walk).

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  • Edinburgh has good road connections to the rest of Great Britain, including a motorway link to London (A1).

Recommended hotels

 

 

Click here to book a room online in one of our partner hotels.

 

Please note: Ocean Energy Europe is not managing this hotel booking system and has no control over it. Should you have any question regarding room booking, cancelling or amending a booking, please contact Edinburgh’s official Convention Bureau at bookings@conventionedinburgh.com or +44 (0) 131 473 3874 and they will gladly assist you.

 

 

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor ★★★★

In Edinburgh’s West End, this impressive 4-star hotel is 0.5 miles from the lively city centre. Stylish rooms, a restaurant and a chic bar are all just a 2-minute walk from Haymarket Rail Station. Each modern room at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor features a flat-screen TV, a work area and tea and coffee. Private bathrooms all have a hairdryer, and there is 24-hour room service. Bedrooms are in the main hotel or in the Grosvenor Townhouse Annexe.

0.5 km from EICC

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Leonardo Edinburgh City Centre ★★★★

In Edinburgh city centre, less than 550 yards from Haymarket Rail Station, the Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh offers great value, with modern family-friendly en suite rooms and a restaurant-bar. Spacious, stylish rooms at the Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh each include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a work area, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom. Princes Street’s shops and bars and Princes Street Gardens with the famous Edinburgh Castle are all just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

0.4 km from EICC

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Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket ★★★

The Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket is ideally located in the heart of the city offering easy access to the EICC – Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Haymarket train station and Princes Street which are only a short walk away. Our friendly staff will give you a warm welcome and our bar is the ideal place to unwind. All of our bedrooms offer Apple TVs and complimentary high-speed Internet access. In our Privilege Rooms enjoy upgraded amenities such as Nespresso machine, robe and slippers.

0.4 km from EICC

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Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa ★★★★★

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle, the Sheraton Grand Hotel is just 200 yards from Lyceum Theatre Royal. It boasts luxurious elegant rooms, spa, modern gym and a 20 yards swimming pool. Free WiFi is available throughout. The large air-conditioned rooms have beautiful furnishings and mood lighting. They feature a media hub with Wi-Fi access and an interactive satellite flat-screen TV. Glass-walled bathrooms include walk-in showers, baths and bathrobes.

0.4 km from EICC

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