Edinburgh offers so many things to see and do, why not visit a little longer. Consider arriving early or stay a few days after your conference – and invite family and friends!
Edinburgh is an award-winning visitor destination and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with a unique atmosphere, charm and originality where stunning cultural heritage fuses with the best of modern, dynamic city life.
Steeped in history, the architecture of the historic Old Town and the Georgian New Town blends seamlessly with modern developments. Take a stroll from the iconic Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Royal Mile to the designer shops on George Street and you will experience the sights and sounds of a diverse and vibrant city.
For a great day out, have a look at our top visitor attractions. One of the best ways to see and learn about the city is from the top deck of the hop on hop off bus tours with a guide or guided commentary. If you want to step back in time, and don’t mind a surprise or two, then join one of the ghost tours, day or night.
To discover more about Scotland’s capital, visit This is Edinburgh, a website for locals packed full of suggestions for eating, drinking, dancing and shopping plus a few hidden gems. Read the latest blogs, view some suggested attractions and start planning your day! Here a taste of what you can do in Edinburgh:
Hidden Trax has a range of free podcasts for visitors to listen to as they walk through the city which would be relevant for delegates.
Explore Edinburgh through the eyes of a local, with podcast platform Hidden Trax! Get off the beaten track with this huge range of podcast adventures - all created by local legends.
Grab your phone and headphones and get ready for Hidden Trax to guide you around the city, on your terms:
Are you interested in the fascinating scientific, medical and technological heritage of the city of Edinburgh?
Offering stories from the history of Edinburgh, delegates visiting the city are able to explore the general history of science, the history of geology, the history of physics, the history of medicine, the history of genetics and biotechnology, and the Scottish Enlightenment.