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Situated in the central belt of Scotland, Edinburgh is easily accessible from all areas of the UK and beyond.

It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a top tourist destination, particularly in the summer months when the city comes alive and plays host to the acclaimed Edinburgh Festivals. Edinburgh is atmospheric and vibrant, with all you’d expect from a capital city: packed with shops, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, pubs, clubs, supermarkets, museums, tourist attractions, landmarks, art galleries, concert venues, parks and sports facilities etc.

The city is also home to Edinburgh Castle. Dating back to the 12th century, the spectacular landmark sits in the city centre on the top of a dormant volcano. The city is also home to the Scottish Parliament.

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Conference venue

All conference sessions, apart from the social programme and some pre-conference events, will be hosted at Queen Margaret University (QMU). QMU is easily accessible by bike, foot, public transport or car.

Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh EH21 6UU
Scotland

QMU’s campus is situated just six minutes on the train from Edinburgh’s City Centre by the coastal town of Musselburgh, in East Lothian; a beautiful county with over 40 miles of stunning coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, historic sites, award-winning attractions, excellent food and drink and the world’s finest links golf courses. East Lothian enjoys the sunniest climate in Scotland, great local produce, spectacular natural beauty and year-round recreational opportunities including cycling, walking, horse riding, golfing and surfing.

Accommodation

There are thousands of bedrooms in and around Edinburgh with many of them located within an easy walk of the city centre and Waverley Train Station. For delegates attending EMTC 2022 there is a diverse choice of accommodation for those seeking a hotel in the city ranging from luxurious 5 star hotels to stylish boutique hotels and hostels.

For delegates wishing to be a convenient 2 minute walk from the conference venue we would suggest you stay onsite at Queen Margaret University where campus accommodation is available. QMU is situated just six minutes on the train from Edinburgh’s City Centre which means you can easily travel to and from Edinburgh for social activities.

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Travel

Air

Edinburgh airport is served by more than 40 airlines, travelling to around 130 worldwide destinations. Only 12km from the city centre, it’s served by excellent bus, tram and taxi services that link directly to the town. More information from edinburghairport.com.

Rail

Edinburgh station is linked to all the UK’s major cities and airports. A high-speed link to London takes just over four hours. The Eurostar service connects to Paris in around eight hours. There are trains to major cities across the UK, as well as to Scotland’s favourite tourist destinations. More information from nationalrailenquiries.co.uk.

Road

Edinburgh is easily access by a network of motorways and trunk roads, chiefly the M74, A1 and A68 from the south and the M8 from the west. The M9 and M90 head north. Edinburgh’s bus station on St Andrews Square connects to all the major cities in Britain. More information on bus services from nationalexpress.com.