Venue, Transport & Accommodation for IPHOUM 2006


Space here does not allow to illustrate the amount that there is to do in and around this fantastic city. As an example, there are internationallyrenowned galleries and museums, the Castle, Holyrood Royal Palace and the Royal Mile, plus shopping opportunities, whisky tasting or just enjoying the classical architecture of this famous city. There are always special events going on, so refer to this website before you arrive, to make the most of your time in Edinburgh:

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RPCE)

Centrally located just minutes from Princes Street and internationallyrenowned for its history and importance to medicine, the RCPE offers modern and well equipped conference facilities behind its historical and traditional façade. We are delighted to return to this venue.


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE), 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ Scotland
T: + 44 (0) 131 225 7324; F: + 44 (0) 1794 511455 W:


By air: Edinburgh Airport is approximately 30 minutes’ transfer from the centre of Edinburgh. The airport is served by many airlines to many cities. Some transatlantic flights will bring you to Glasgow, which is an hour’s drive from Edinburgh.

For further information refer to:

A frequent and very reliable bus service runs between the Airport and the
centre of Edinburgh and costs approximately £6 return.

A transfer from the Airport to the RCPE by taxi will cost approximately £18 single.

By train: The nearest station is Waverley Station, just off Princes Street. Transfer from this station to the RCPE will take around 10 minutes by foot. By taxi this will cost approximately £5 single.

Taxis: Helpful numbers for you:

Carparking: There is no parking available at the RCPE. However there is an NCP multi-storey carpark around 7 minutes’ walk from the College, accessed from York Place. Disabled parking is available at the RCPE, by prior arrangement.

Map of Central Edinburgh. Click for larger image.


The Organisers have made block bookings with hotels at a convenient distance to the RCPE. All requests for accommodation must be received with appropriate payment using the Registration Form. Please refer to the Registration Form for the hotel listing. Brief descriptions of the hotels will be available here soon. All rates are inclusive of breakfast and value added tax, unless otherwise stated.

To guarantee your accommodation you may provide either:
1) a credit card number (NO deposit will be deduced unless you do not arrive) or 2) a deposit of one night’s stay at your selected hotel. The hotel account (less the deposit paid) is payable by you directly to the hotel upon your departure.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Should you require economy bed and breakfast accommodation, please refer to