Hotel and travel information for Edinburgh

Providing information to make your travel and onsite logistics the best possible experience
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Welcome to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is recognised as such since at least the 15th century. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. The city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scottish law, literature, philosophy, the sciences and engineering. The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is considered one of the best research institutions in the world. The city is a cultural centre, and is the home of the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. The city's historical and cultural attractions have made it the UK's second-most visited tourist destination. Visit Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

A world-class experience. Learn more about the conference centre and all it has to offer.

Travel to Edinburgh

Information will be added for:

  • airport travel
  • shuttle service
  • public transit services
  • car rental
  • driving directions and parking
  • tourist attractions

Explore Edinburgh

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Family care while attending the meeting


SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia.

SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. 

Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant