Wondrous business events are easy to create in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh...
- Wondrous business events are easy to create in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh – they’re almost ready-made. The city offers the conference and meetings organiser a world-class choice of venues, hotels and restaurants, an international airport, premium and great value shopping, 112 public parks, excellent public transport links and the ability to enchant its visitors with an intoxicating historic charm.
- With its long associations in finance, law, commerce, research and academia, hosting large numbers for events is second nature to Edinburgh and its sophisticated people, who have a strong tradition of quality service and professionalism. The city hosts hundreds of events every year, it’s a global destination and the world's favourite UK conference city after London.
- Edinburgh is a city with two main areas, Old Town and New Town. Old Town is a majestic old city with a regal atmosphere. Walk The Royal Mile through Old Town and it’s easy to imagine you’ve stepped into a medieval village, dominated by a huge castle. Built during the 12th century, Edinburgh Castle, which offers magnificent meetings and events spaces, is a proud father to a grand city, the crown of Old Town, sitting atop a 700 million years old extinct volcano – Castle Rock.
New Town, not so very new at all, is a stunning 18th century development of Georgian refinery and elegance. In New Town, walk Princes Street - you can walk to anywhere in Edinburgh - and discover its shops, boutiques and fine mix of restaurants.
The city’s two areas are both adorned with the breathtaking ancient architecture that gives Edinburgh its unique character and proud designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Edinburgh is perfect for hosting corporate occasions of all sizes and budgets. International venues here include the award-winning Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Murrayfield Experience, the historic Assembly Rooms, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Edinburgh First. Along with a choice of elegant stately homes, university lecture theatres, The Royal Yacht Britannia, art galleries, museums and royal residences.
The city has around 20,000 hotel rooms. All budgets are catered for, with a choice ranging from elegant boutique properties to modern university campuses.
Scotland’s natural produce, some of the best in the world, is served by Edinburgh’s award-winning restaurants. There are more restaurants per head than any other UK city and only London has more Michelin star restaurants. Edinburgh is rich in Scottish culture and the opportunities to sample its pleasures are almost endless. Delegates can wear a tartan while savouring the delights of a locally brewed beer, smooth malt whisky or traditional haggis.
Edinburgh airport is just 8 miles from the city centre, providing over 120 air routes from Europe, North America and the Middle East. Edinburgh Waverly Place railway station provides fast links to Glasgow, the Highlands and Islands, London and the rest of Britain.
Edinburgh is the perfect base from which to explore and discover Scotland’s historic castles, stunning lochs, exclusive world-class golf courses and, of course, the finest single malt whiskies.
For expert help organising your event in Edinburgh, contact Convention Edinburgh