CW16 Practical information

On this page, you will find practical information about the venue of the workshop. This includes travel arrangements, hotels, as well as food and drink. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Travel Options

Collaborations Workshop 2016 was hosted at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BZ. Centrally located, the Royal College of Surgeons is approximately 10 minutes walk from Waverley Station and the Tram Station at the east end of Princes Street.

Buses from Princes Street (stops on the side of the street lined by shops- [north]) are very frequent. Services passing the College include numbers 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31 and 33.

Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes walk from the College. Exit Waverley via the Market Street opening. Take a right and then 1st left onto Cockburn Street and follow the road/hill until the top. Take a left of the top of Cockburn Street onto The Royal Mile. At the 1st set of lights, take a right onto North Bridge and continue along this route until the College is on your left.

A Taxi to Surgeons’ Hall will cost around £4.00

There are metered parking spaces on Roxburgh Place, Richmond Place, and Chambers Street.

Ten Hill Place Hotel: Limited parking is available at our hotel and is available on a first come first served basis. The cost is £15 per day.

Postcode for sat Nav: EH8 9DS

St John’s Hill NCP: Ten Hill Place have a discount scheme with NCP at St John’s Hill. There is a validation machine located in the hotel reception. Please bring your car parking ticket before going to collect and 20% discount will be given. Postcode for Sat Nav: EH8 9UQ

Mosque Kitchen Car park: This private car park is located opposite the college in Nicolson Square and costs £15 per day.
Postcode for Sat Nav: EH8 9BX


There is a wide range of accommodation available in Edinburgh. We advise considering accommodation close to the venue, which is close to Nicholson St, Edinburgh.

The first is Ten Hill Place Hotel a 4-star hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. Reservations can be made on the website or by emailing them via  or by calling the hotel on: 0131 662 2080

Next is the 3-Star Kenneth Mackenzie located at Richmond Place around 10 minutes' walking distance from the Royal College of Surgeons.   Bookings can be made on the site or you can contact the hotel via 0131 651 2007.

Then there is Hotel Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge a 3 Star hotel based 1.2 miles away from the venue. To book ring on 0131 292 0000

Finally, the Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Lauriston Place Hotel offers the cheapest option - a 3 Star room starting from £49 a night. This hotel is 0.7 miles away from the Royal College of Surgeons. You can make a booking via 0871 527 9222.

Social Programme

Mario Antonioletti lead the walk up Arthur's seat where CW16 attendees could have a amazing view of Edinburgh.
CW16 Arthur's seat trip