31 May 2021 to 3 June 2021
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About Edinburgh

Make it Edinburgh! Edinburgh has excellent connectivity, and accommodation to suit every budget. It is a renowned centre of excellence in sectors like life sciences, energy, technology, education, finance and the creative industries. View this video to see more about what Edinburgh has to offer attendees at InterPore2021. 

Steeped in history, Edinburgh seamlessly blends old and new, providing locals with the perfect destination to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a diverse and vibrant city. Visit Edinburgh.org for more information on this delightful city, including suggested itineraries, events around town, tips on dining, getting around and much more. 

Edinburgh Castle

Towering over the city, perched majestically on top of a volcanic outcrop, you can see it from miles around.  An ancient stronghold, it has been home to royalty for hundreds of years including Queen Margaret, Mary Queen of Scots and James VI. A must for visitors are the Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny and an opportunity to explore the castle’s ancient dungeons. Crowds gather at 1pm for the shooting of the One o'clock Gun, a tradition dating back to 1861 and takes place every day except Sundays.

Princes Street Gardens

Resting in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle on the south side of Princes Street, this beautiful public park separates the New Town from the Old Town. Explore the tiered gardens and discover statues, monuments and stunning floral displays.

Be sure to look out for the floral clock as you enter the gardens at the foot of the Mound. The gardens are a popular choice for those wishing to relax in the sunshine with a book, picnic or a cup of tea in the outdoor cafe. 

Scott Monument 

Climb 287 steps to enjoy spectacular views across the capital from the top of this sandstone tower. Constructed as a tribute to author Sir Walter Scott, it is the largest monument to a writer anywhere in the world and has dominated the Princes Street skyline since its completion in 1846.

National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland houses collections celebrating the nation’s culture, history and people. It’s a great way to explore Scottish history from the primeval age right up to the modern era, and the 360 degree views of Edinburgh from the roof garden are spectacular. Entry is free but some featured exhibitions may carry a cover charge.

The Grassmarket

Nestled in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, behind Edinburgh Castle, the Grassmarket area is one of the most vibrant, picturesque and lively areas of the city. 

A paradise of independent merchants, designers and artisans, the Grassmarket is simply bursting with some of the best shopping Edinburgh has to offer. The area is well known for being home to some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh as well as some of the most animated and eclectic bars.

Greyfriars Bobby

This little statue in the Grassmarket area commemorates one of Edinburgh’s most well-loved residents – a little Skye terrier known as Greyfriars Bobby. Made famous by numerous books and a Disney film, Bobby faithfully guarded over his owners grave in the nearby Greyfriars Kirkyard for fourteen years. 

Victoria Street

The colorful buildings of this street in the Grassmarket area are some of the most photographed in Edinburgh - and for good reason. This small winding street is full of charm and a must-visit during your stay in the capital.

Arthur's Seat

This 251m high extinct volcanic summit is an easy 30 minute climb from Dunsapie Loch but can be accessed by bike or car for a quick circuit around the steep hillside. A superb location to watch the sun rise but be sure to wrap up warm to make the most of this experience.