Accommodation and Travel
Delegates should make their own arrangements for accommodation and travel
The Congress Hotel is the 4 star Ten Hill Place which is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons and is at the venue. The hotel has reserved rooms for the Congress and these can be booked at a discounted rate until six weeks before the Congress. To book at the discounted delegate rate telephone 0131 662 2080 quoting the code SURG 130917. Please note that hotel parking is limited and allocated on a first come-first served basis.
Ten Hill Place
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DS
Tel: 0131 662 2080
There are many hotels near the venue ranging from budget chains to five star shown on the map below.
Click here for a list of hotels which are all within 1km of the Congress venue. They are grouped according to star rating and within each of these groups by distance from the Congress venue; the distance from the venue is shown in brackets. Contacts for student hostel and bed and breakfast are also listed.
Accommodation can be heavily booked in September, and so early booking is advised.
Travel to Edinburgh
Edinburgh is well served by air links, with daily flights from some 20 UK airports, many with budget airlines. Significant reductions in air fares are usually possible by early booking. Skyscanner (https://www.skyscanner.net/ ) provides a convenient site for comparing flight options and prices.
For rail travel early booking will often result in much cheaper fares. Useful sites for fare comparison and booking are:
Trainline ( https://www.thetrainline.com/) or
Virgin East Coast (https://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/)
Arriving by Train
Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10-15 minutes’ walk from the College. Exit Waverley via the Market Street opening. Turn right and then 1st left onto Cockburn Street and follow this steep street to the top. Turn left at the top of Cockburn Street onto The Royal Mile for 20 metres. At the traffic lights, turn right and across the road onto South Bridge. Continue along this route for 400 metres. The College is on the left opposite the Festival Theatre.
Taxi from Waverley Station
A Taxi to Surgeons’ Hall will cost around £4.00
There are metered parking spaces on Roxburgh Place, Richmond Place, and Chambers Street.
Ten Hill Place Hotel: Limited parking is available at the hotel and is available on a first come first served basis. The cost is £15 per day
St John’s Hill NCP: Ten Hill Place hotel has a discount scheme with NCP at St John’s Hill. There is a validation machine located in the hotel reception. Please bring your car parking ticket before going to collect and 10% discount will be given.
Mosque Kitchen: This private car park is located opposite the College to the South side of Nicolson Square. Parking is approximately £15 per day.
Edinburgh has many visitor attractions, many of which are described here
Each delegate will receive an Edinburgh Rewards Passport free of charge. These can also be used by accompanying persons. The Passport offers discounts on various shops, restaurants, cafes and tours. Further details here
Travel by Bus
Buses from Princes Street (stops on the side of the street lined by shops (the north side) are very frequent. Services passing the College of Surgeons include numbers 3,5,7,8,14,30,29,31 and 33. Note that exact fare is required (£1.60 for single trip; £4.00 for day ticket). M tickets for mobile phones can be bought by downloading the Transport for Edinburgh app.