Venue Information

Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Address: 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, UK

Built around the historic 16th-century birthplace and home of our very own John Napier, Merchiston campus is home to our creative, computing and engineering students. Situated in the buzzing neighbourhood of Bruntsfield, independent cafes, restaurants and shops are just around the corner.

Note: The organizing committee will not provide accommodation for the delegates.

Getting here
Our Merchiston campus is well-served by public transport to and from the centre of the city. In addition, there are numerous cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site.

By bus
Several Lothian Buses services from the city centre stop close to the campus:
  - Service 45 from the city centre stops at bus stop "Napier University (SW)" opposite the campus.
  - Services 11, 15, 16, 23, 36 and 45 from the city centre stop at bus stop "Holy Corner (S)" on nearby Bruntsfield Place.
  - Service 5 from the city centre stops at bus stop "Churchill (S)" on nearby Morningside Road.

Edinburgh boasts a very efficient network of environmentally friendly buses that will take you all across the city and out to the suburbs. All our campuses are served by Lothian Buses offers for a flat-rate fare throughout the city, making getting to university cheap and easy. What's more, full-time students are also eligible for a Student Ridacard offering discounted travel.

While there is no direct bus service from Edinburgh Airport to the campus, you can easily take Service 100 from the airport (Stance D) to "Shandwick Place", walk one minute to "Queensferry" (Stop QB), and take Service 36 to "Holy Corner". Merchiston campus is just a five-minute walk along Colinton Road and Merchiston Avenue.

A Transport for Edinburgh app is available free for smartphones and offers live bus information and electronic ticketing.

By train
Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket are situated in the city centre. From Edinburgh Waverley, take a Lothian Buses 10, 11, 15, 16 or 23 from Princes Street; from Haymarket, there are no direct bus services to the campus but Lothian Buses 12, 26 and 31 will easily connect you to services 10, 11, 15, 16 or 23 at Lothian Road.

Timetables and further information on rail services can be found through National Rail Enquires.

By bike
Edinburgh is home to an expanding network of cycle paths and covered and secure bike storage as well as shower facilities are available at the campus. The City of Edinburgh Council publishes useful information on planning cycle routes within the city.

By car
The campus is situated in a residential area to the south-west of the city. Please note that on-campus parking is strictly by permit only, with limited on-street parking available in the surrounding area.

Travel Tips

With over sixty galleries, six major performing art theatres and a host of wide-ranging visitor attractions, there really is something for everyone in this vibrant and culturally-diverse city. Art, music, architecture, theatre, history, crafts… all aspects of cultural life are here!

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visitors can take an informative guided bus tour around the city or, if time allows, enjoy exploring it on foot, discovering the winding alleyways of the medieval city and the spacious crescents and terraces of the Georgian New Town.

Edinburgh Art Festival (Learn more)

Edinburgh Art Festival is the platform for the visual arts at the heart of Edinburgh’s August festivals, bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art. Each year, the festival features leading international and UK artists alongside the best emerging talent, major survey exhibitions of historic figures, and a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to public and historic sites in the city. The vast majority of the festival is free to attend.

City Information
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Edinburgh's museums, galleries and attractions tell the fascinating story of the past, present and future of the city and Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle
Your trip to Edinburgh isn’t complete until you pay a visit to the most iconic landmark, Edinburgh Castle, the Guardian of Scotland.
    Royal Mile
The Royal Mile is the city’s most famous street, running through the centre of the Old Town from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace.
    Holyrood Palace
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is one of the The Royal Family’s Official Residences in Scotland, where you can see many beautiful royal rooms.
St Giles Cathedral
The impressive High Kirk of Edinburgh is a beautiful church building on the Royal Mile, which has played a key role in the religious history of Scotland.
    Calton Hill
Calton Hill is an easy climb where you can see some of the best views of Edinburgh, discover the monuments built there, or just relax for a while.
    National Museum of Scotland
Take a journey through Scotland’s history in the National Museum of Scotland. The biggest and most diverse museum in Edinburgh.

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