+44(0)131 650 4603 ecfconference@ed.ac.uk 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9JS, UK

Venue

The University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh
EH8 9JS
Scotland, UK

Edinburgh

A city of culture, Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians.

Here, you’ll find a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano—all in the heart of the city. You’ll also find the Scottish Parliament, housed in an iconic piece of modern design.

With four universities, major international arts festivals, world class galleries, theatres and concert halls, Edinburgh has a modern dynamism within its historic streets. People from all over the world have settled here, with a strong ethnic flavour to the bars, cafés and restaurants. It has all the advantages of a major European capital, yet is small in scale—only half a million people—and safe.

Edinburgh is the perfect venue for an international conference and participants may want to extend their stay to explore the atmospheric streets of the Old Town and the elegant Georgian architecture of the New Town; to visit famous historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle or the Palace of Holyroodhouse; to browse in wonderful museums, art galleries and shops; and to relax in some of the city’s excellent restaurants, bars and cafés.

The Scottish Highlands are a short drive away and offer beautiful and inspiring views of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Witness the amazing wildlife and take part in some thrilling outdoor pursuits. Explore the many mountains and glens, the stunning islands and stretches of coastline and follow the country's only Malt Whisky Trail.

More information on Edinburgh can be found on Visit Scotland

Edinburgh Trams

Travel from Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh boasts an international airport with flights from North America and many European and UK destinations.

Taxis

Taxis from the airport can be found at a rank on the terminal forecourt. Fares vary according to the time of day and traffic, but a typical fare to the School would be £25 with a journey time of 25-30 minutes.

Bus

The Airlink bus service operates a 24 hour service between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre. The School is just a 10-15 minute walk from Waverley Bridge by foot or a short taxi journey. Tickets cost £4.50 single or £7.00 open return. The bus stop is located outside the terminal building and journey time is approximately 25-30 minutes.

Car hire

There are a number of car hire firms which have desks located in the UK arrivals hall of the airport terminal, so you can make arrangements. These include National, Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Budget.