Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland
Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EE. Tel: + 44 (0) 131 300 3000.
The meeting will be held in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, known locally as the EICC, and is situated in the heart of the historic city of Edinburgh. It is just a short walk from Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The striking circular design of the Centre has made it one of Edinburgh's most distinctive landmarks. As you would expect from a world-class venue, the technical presentation and communication facilities are modern, efficient and adaptable.
Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of museums, art galleries, theatres, shops and restaurants. It is a compact city and all its attractions are within walking distance or a short bus or taxi journey. The Georgian New Town is classically elegant whilst the Old Town, with its tightly packed closes, has a medieval air. Edinburgh Castle, the most famous of Scottish castles, perched on a volcanic crag that sweeps down the Royal Mile to the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse, dominates the city and is well worth a visit. It is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the oldest Royal Regalia in Britain, displayed alongside the Stone of Destiny, the coronation stone for Scots kings.
Getting to Edinburgh
Edinburgh International Airport - Tel: +44 (0) 131 333 1000
Glasgow International Airport - Telephone: + 44 (0) 141 887 1111
Glasgow Prestwick Airport - Telephone: + 44 (0) 871 223 0700
Edinburgh Airport is a 20 – 40 minute taxi journey from the City Centre, depending on rush hour traffic. The cost will be approximately £20. Alternatively, there is a regular coach service from the airport to the city centre (Waverley Station). The cost for a single journey is £3.50 and a return journey is £6.
There are two airports that serve Glasgow, Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick. Glasgow International Airport is approximately one hour and thirty minutes drive from Edinburgh. A taxi can be expensive (approximately £70) and we would recommend taking a taxi from the airport to Glasgow Queen Street Railway Station, where there is a regular train service to Edinburgh Waverley Station. The journey time is approximately 45 minutes and trains depart every 15 minutes, depending on the time of day. Approximately £18.00 Peak Day Return and £11.00 Off Peak Return.
Glasgow Prestwick Airport is situated a further 32 miles outside Glasgow. It has its own railway station which will take you to Glasgow Central railway station.
National Rail Enquiry Service (24 hours) - Telephone: 08457 484950
The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh via two railway stations. Edinburgh Waverley (main station) is situated at the east end of Princes Street, and Haymarket Station which is closest to the EICC is at the west end of the city. A Taxi from Haymarket to the EICC will cost approximately £5.00 and from Waverley approximately £7.00. Journey times can be up to 5-10 minutes depending on the time of day.
National Express - Telephone: 08705 808080
All national coach services to Edinburgh arrive close to St Andrew’s Square situated at the east end of Princes Street.
By Local Bus
Traveline - Telephone: 0800 23 23 23
For information on local bus routes and times, call Traveline for local travel information for bus and rail services to Edinburgh and surrounding areas. Public transport throughout Edinburgh is of a high quality and inexpensive to use. There are frequent bus services with local bus companies, however tickets are not interchangeable. Tickets for single journeys and day tickets can be purchased on the bus. Exact fare is normally required. Bus schedules are subject to change and enquiries should be made to Lothian Region Transport prior to your journey.
Lothian Region Transport (24hrs) - Telephone: 0131 555 6363.
Central Radio Cabs - Telephone: 0131 229 2468
City Cabs -Telephone: 0131 228 1211
Taxis can be booked by calling any of the above numbers, these companies are two of the largest fleets in Edinburgh
Please visit the following websites for information on what you and your guests can see and do during your stay in Edinburgh.