Destination Guide > Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and it provides the ideal location for a memorable conference or incentive. Edinburgh combines medieval and Georgian with some of today’s best modern architecture.
Edinburgh attracts millions of visitors and plays host to an unequaled programme of international festivals and cultural events each year such as the Fringe Festival, International Book Festival, the Military Tattoo, the International Jazz Festival and of course, the world famous Edinburgh Hogmanay New Year’s Eve Festival.
Getting There & Around
Edinburgh International Airport (airport code: EDI) is located 10 miles west of the city centre. With a wide range of domestic and international flights to Europe and North America, it is the busiest airport in Scotland.
Waverley Railway Station is the main train station in Edinburgh and connects cities in Scotland and England including an hourly service to London.
Meetings & Events
The award-winning Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), located in the heart of the city, provides state of the art meeting and events facilities for up to 2,000 delegates. Other unique setting for events includes the Merchants’ Hall and Cabaret Voltaire. For a truly unforgettable and memorable event, book a venue at Edinburgh Castle or the Royal Yacht Britannia, one the former floating royal residence of Her Majesty The Queen.
Edinburgh’s hotel inventory can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates with everything from luxury 5 star hotels such as Hotel Missoni, The Balmoral, the Caledonian Hilton, the Scotsman, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa and nearly 30 4 star properties.
Edinburgh boasts more Michelin starred restaurants than any other part of the UK outside London. So whether you’re looking for a memorable culinary experience in one of the many fine dining restaurants the city has to offer, or something more casual; Edinburgh caters for every taste and budget.
With five Michelin-starred establishments and a fine selection of coffee shops, cafés and bistros catering for every taste, there’s really no reason to settle for generic touristy places
Edinburgh is filled with fantastic shopping, from high-end designer boutiques to quirky independent shops.