Convention Edinburgh

Convention center3,000 sq. m
Guest rooms18,000
Guest rooms at one hotel283 guest rooms
Special event venues53
Average room rate£120.00
Daily food cost£50.00
Occupancy rate77%
Tax rate20%

Why Choose Our Destination?

Marketing Edinburgh is the organisation dedicated to promoting Edinburgh to the world. We promote and champion Scotland's capital city locally, nationally and internationally. We work with our members, partners and stakeholders to maintain the profile of Edinburgh as a world-class destination to visit, invest, live, work and study. Convention Edinburgh offer high levels of product knowledge, specialist skills and effective co-ordination of venues and support services. Currently we are involved with a substantial number of conferences bids as far in advance as 2025 reflecting Edinburgh’s worldwide reputation as a centre of excellence in the fields of energy, medicine, life sciences, informatics, electronics, technology and creative industries. Edinburgh is a global city in which innovation, learning and culture thrive. As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is an award-winning city of breath-taking beauty where rich cultural heritage combines with stunning new developments. The choice of venues in and around Edinburgh is endless with many exciting, unique properties for meeting planners ranging from majestic to creative: purpose-built conference facilities, luxury castles, stately homes, art galleries and museums, underground caves, whisky vaults and even a Royal Yacht! There are more than 25,000 beds in Edinburgh and the surrounding area, with over 50% within a 2km radius of the city centre. Edinburgh is 33rd in the world-ranking of international conference destinations by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). For the last seven years, Edinburgh has retained its position as the most popular UK city after London for hosting international association meetings.

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Distance from airport

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

    14 km from city center


Local Attractions

Edinburgh Castle

Historical landmark
10 minutes away
Scotland’s No1 visitor attraction is situated at the top of the Royal Mile on top of Castle Rock, an extinct volcano and has unparalleled views of the city. Marvel at Scotland’s Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. Visit the world’s oldest cannon but be sure to cover your ears as it booms across the city at 1pm.
Edinburgh, EDH, GB EH1 2NG

The Scottish Parliament

20 minutes away
Edinburgh’s Old Town is home to Scotland’s thoroughly modern Parliament building. Open to visitors Monday-Saturday, why not take advantage of a free tour and learn about its history, work and contemporary architecture. You can even visit a debating chamber and if Parliament is in session, view proceedings from the public gallery. Keep an eye on their website and look out for the regular Art Tours where you can discover selected pieces of the Scottish Parliament’s Art Collection. This popular guided tour lasts an hour, so be sure to book your place to avoid disappointment. For literary fans their Literary Tour explores their links with famous Scottish writers over the years. With so much to see and do, you might like to recharge your batteries with a coffee or light bite in their bright cafe and no visit would be complete without a browse around their attractive gift shop.
The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh, EDH, GB EH99 1SP

National Museum of Scotland

15 minutes away
Discover the delights of the natural world, explore world cultures and enthuse at treasures from around the world. Featuring a diverse range of art and design exhibits, interactive displays and games, a visit to the National Museum of Scotland will appeal to all ages. - See more at:
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EDH, GB EH1 1JF

National Galleries of Scotland

10 minutes away
Edinburgh is home to three of the National Galleries of Scotland: the National Gallery on the Mound, the Portrait Gallery on Queen Street and the Gallery of Modern Art on Belford Road, a short taxi ride from the city centre. Offering a mixture of permanent art collections and exciting visiting exhibitions, a visit to the galleries is a great day out for art lovers.
The Mound
Edinburgh, EDH, GB EH2 2EL

The Scotch Whisky Experience

15 minutes away
Take a barrel ride as you actually become part of the whisky making process. From the gently swaying fields of barley all the way through the distillery equipment to the steaming and bubbling Pot Still. Experience for yourself the varying aromas of our regional whiskies and whether you like fruity, sweet or smoky flavours our experts will help you select your perfect dram. Enter the vault containing the world's largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting of your dram.
354 Castlehill
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh, EDH, GB EH1 2NE


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