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Course Venue


The course will be held in the James Clerk Maxwell Building, at King's Buildings, the University of Edinburgh's science and technology campus, approximately 3 miles south of Edinburgh city centre.

A map of the campus can be found on page 4 of the university campus maps - the James Clerk Maxwell Building is number 13 on the map, and can most easily be found by entering the campus via Gate 4 on Mayfield Road.

There are a number of Bed and Breakfasts in the local area, and the campus is well connected to the city centre by bus.

Lothian Buses number 41 (NB those with destination King's Buildings ONLY!) comes directly onto the campus, while buses 24, 42 and 67 stop nearby on Mayfield Road, and many other buses from the centre stop on Craigmillar Park, 10 minutes' walk away.

For information about travelling to the campus, see the following information from the university's transport office, and the Lothian Buses webpage.


Course attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Below is a list of Bed and Breakfasts near the campus and information about university accommodation.

Bed and Breakfasts near the campus

These are 5-10 minutes' walk from King's Buildings campus:

Smiths' Guest House, 77 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA

Single en-suite £32 per night; double en-suite £52 per night

Mayfield Lodge Guest House, 75 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA

Single £20-£40 per room; double / twin £20-£35 per person

Highfield Guest House, 83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE

Single £40-£50 per night; double / twin £30-£60 per person per night

Glenisla Hotel, 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB

Single room with shared bathroom £25 per night; twin / double ensuite £50 per night

Glendale House Guest House, 5 Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PA

Bed and Breakfast from £35 per person per night

Travelodge Cameron Toll, 43 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5PD

From £19 per night (multi-night offer rate). NB Breakfast is not included!

Brae Lodge, 30 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6AF

Twin en-suite £53 per night (2 adults)

Lauderville Guest House, 52 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NH

Single £35-£65 per person; double / twin £30-£60 per person

University of Edinburgh accommodation

Some of the following university accommodation may be available - this is all further from King's Buildings, but closer to the city centre.

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University accommodation near the Old Town

The following options are near the Old Town and 30 minutes' walk or a short bus journey to King's Buildings (42 / 67 from Potterrow - also the 41 but ONLY those with destination King's Buildings!).

Kenneth Mackenzie Hospitality Suite - Bed and breakfast accommodation (double or single en-suite rooms) - Single en-suite £49 per night / double £69 per night

Richmond Place Apartments - New contemporary and independent serviced apartments, again close to the Old Town. Standard or superior studio apartments, all with modern cooking facilities, linen, towels, ironing facilities, TV, telephone and safe - £79 per night. (Breakfast available (at extra cost) from adjoining Kenneth Mackenzie Hospitality Suite).

University accommodation at Pollock Halls

The main student accommodation site, Pollock Halls is around 30 minutes' walk from the city centre and from King's Buildings.

Masson House - En-suite bed and breakfast accommodation at Pollock Halls - double £69 per night / £49 per night single occupancy.

Salisbury Green Hotel - 3-star hotel in restored 18th-century mansion house - single, standard double, superior, superior plus and family rooms - £85 per night / £65 single occupancy