Edinburgh: "This is a city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful that it breaks the heart again and again" (Alexander McCall Smith).
If you haven't been before, you will love it. If you have been already, you know you want to visit again. In fact, NILE has always been held in Edinburgh due to popular demand of conference delegates. It's held at the Pollock Halls of Residence which is next to Holyrood Park under the shadow of an extinct volcano. (Accommodation booking will be arranged through conference registration, so you don't need to book it yourself).
The venue is very close to the city centre and the World Heritage Site of the Old Town. When the conference happens the city will be celebrating the largest arts festival in the world. Actually, festivals in the plural: the art festival, the book festival, the festival fringe, the international festival and the jazz and blues festival are all happening around then. Edinburgh is also the first UNESCO City of Literature. What more could a NILE attendee want from a venue?