Edinburgh and The Lothians
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The Dugald Stewart Monument on Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Why Scotland

Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh is world renowned for its mix of venues dating back centuries to locations of cutting-edge technology. From castles that have housed Scottish Kings to Universities shaping tomorrows innovations.

Elaine Elder, Head of Sales and Marketing National Museum of Scotland:

"Welcome to our stunning, inspiring and magical capital city. Edinburgh is an immaculate backdrop to any and every business event, which will satisfy even the most eclectic of palates. From hills to the sea, castles to yachts, our heritage combined with modern innovation, science and a diverse venue offering is an unforgettable experience. You will find our city partners collaborate and work seamlessly together to create your memorable event from a city small enough to call home yet magnificent enough to return again and again".

7 fascinating facts about Edinburgh!

The Balmoral Hotel clock tower

  • Edinburgh has 112 parks and more trees per head of population than any other city in the U.K.
  • The Balmoral clock in the heart of Edinburgh doesn’t show the right time (apart from New Year’s Eve). Since 1920, the clock has run three minutes fast so travellers don’t miss their trains at Edinburgh Waverley.
  • Edinburgh was the first city in the entire world to have its own fire service.
  • The Royal Mile is actually one mile and 107 yards long.
  • Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere in the world.
  • Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano.
  • Edinburgh replaced Scone as the capital of Scotland in 1437.

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Travelling to Edinburgh and The Lothians

With Edinburgh Airport in the heart of the region and an extensive network of road, rail and air routes, travel to Edinburgh & The Lothians is quick and convenient from every corner of the world. You can get around the city centre on foot, by bike, by tram or use the extensive bus network.

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