About Edinburgh

As the capital of Scotland in the United Kingdom, Edinburgh is bursting with history, culture and entertainment.

With its stunning Georgian and Victorian architecture, and winding medieval streets, it’s easy to see why Edinburgh has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edinburgh Castle dominates the skyline and is the best known and most visited of our historic buildings. It is also a mere 10 minute walk from the primary conference hub, Old College.

One of the most appealing things about Edinburgh is that almost everything is within walking distance.

Some of Scotland’s most important national galleries are situated within a short stroll of the city centre.  There are also plenty of locally run museums and galleries dotted around the capital.

For more information, please visit the University’s ‘What to See and Do’ pages.