Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of museums, art galleries, theatres, shops and restaurants. It is a compact city and all its attractions are within walking distance or a short bus or taxi journey.

The Georgian New Town is classically elegant whilst the Old Town, with its tightly packed closes, has a medieval flavour.

Edinburgh Castle, the most famous of Scottish castles, perched on a volcanic crag that sweeps down the Royal Mile to the Royal Palace of Holyrood House, dominates the city and is well worth a visit. It is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the oldest Royal Regalia in Britain, displayed alongside the Stone of Destiny, the coronation stone for the Kings of Scotland.

We have provided a summary of costs, at a range of budgets, to assist you with planning your stay in Edinburgh during the conference. Please note, all costs are for guide purposes only and may change before 2024.

Budget Mid-range Top End
Accommodation Dorm Beds/Hostel: £30–£50 Double room: £120–£170 Double room in boutique/four-star hotel: £180–£270
Eating Out Markets, lunch specials for food: £5–£10 per person Two-course dinner with glass of wine: £30 per person Three-course dinner (including wine) in top restaurant: £80–£150 per person
Drinking Beer (1 pint): £6.00-£8.50 Wine (1 small glass): £5.50-£9.50 Cocktails: £9.50–£14.00
Social & Entertainment Many museums and galleries: free Live music in pub: Free–£10 Edinburgh Castle/Holyrood Palace/Royal Yacht Britannia: £15-20
Travel Bus/Tram: £2.00 (single) or £5.00 (day ticket) Uber across town: £10-£15 Taxi across town: £15

For more information on Edinburgh, visit the city’s visiting guide here.