Overseas Visitors

Please visit  www.visitscotland.com/about/practical-information/passports-visas-customs/for important information about international travel to Scotland.

For information on travel & subsistence grants, please contact your local Scottish Development International office (https://www.sdi.co.uk/locations).


 

Accommodation

 
 
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Built in 1903, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a historic icon in the heart of Edinburgh's Princes Street and offers the largest number of rooms with views of Edinburgh Castle in the city.  A perfect base to explore Scotland's capital, within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Please click HERE to make a reservation with the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian.

 
 
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The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

The Georgian features of the Apex Waterloo Place building make it both a timeless and elegant hotel. Built in 1819, it’s the first purpose-built hotel in Edinburgh and although the contemporary furnishings now reflect the modern traveller, its character is still one of the most distinguishing features.  At the east end of Princes Street, this hotel stands in the desirable New Town location just moments from Calton Hill, George Street and Waverley Train Station making it central and convenient.

Please click HERE to make a reservation with the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel:

 
 
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Central Edinburgh Hotels

(The Inn On The Mile, The Grassmarket Hotel, Stay Central Hotel and Murrayfield Hotel & House)

Each of the five stylish Edinburgh city centre hotels are different in design allowing you to find the perfect bedroom to suit your taste, style and budget.  

Click HERE to book and receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco in the bedroom for arrival.  

 
 
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The Scotsman Hotel

Set in a desirable location on North Bridge, The 4-Star Scotsman Hotel is nestled between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh.  Just off the famous Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and Princess Street are within 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel.  Tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and shopping are all conveniently near-by, making The Scotsman Hotel the ideal base for conferencing and to explore Edinburgh.  

Click HERE to book and receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco. 

 
 
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Eden Locke

Experience design-led living in historic Edinburgh and stay in a place that combines the best of a boutique hotel with the privacy and comforts of your own apartment. Each apartment has been intelligently designed to champion modern travel and include everything you need – regardless of whether you’re staying for a night or a year.  With an ultra-cosy bed, SMEG kitchen, bespoke Kinsey skincare products, our signature L-shaped sofa designed bespoke for Locke, and additional spacious living, we’ve really paid attention to the essentials to make you feel truly at home.  

Visit www.lockeliving.com, select Eden Locke and then enter the Data Fest preferred discount code ‘TECHIE’ to get 15% off our Best Available Rate when booking direct. Each guest will also receive a welcome guest on arrival.


Transportation

 
 

Public Transportation around Edinburgh City Centre

Visitors to Scotland’s capital are served with two major railway stations, an airport providing UK and international flights to Edinburgh and an extensive road network.

For Public Transportation information from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre, please click here.