Things to do in Edinburgh when you are not at the conference
Local tourist information
Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, offers a huge variety of tourist attractions including museums, art galleries, restaurants and bars, and is easily accessible from the conference centre by a 20-30 minute bus journey.
Edinburgh’s cultural attractions include the spectacular fortress of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s five national museums of art, a world-class zoo, a buzzing theatre scene, the largest arts festival in the world and some of the UK’s best fine-dining restaurants. The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are listed UNESCO World Heritage Sites and feature some of the finest examples of medieval and Georgian architecture. Despite the huge range of attractions on offer, Edinburgh is compact and easily explored on foot.
Edinburgh also has excellent transport links and is ideally located as an embarkation point for trips further afield to explore Scotland’s rich history, national parks, beaches and wildlife. A wealth of tourist information can beobtained from the Visit Scotland website: http://www.visitscotland.com