Nile 2008 conference takes place in Edinburgh, an old and beautiful city. The map below will help you find your way around the city to conference venues and places of interest.
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Conference venues (green house icon):
Pollock Halls of Residence. St Trinnean's Room.
Holyrood Park Road. Edinburgh EH16 5BQ
Download or print .pdf map of Pollock halls buildings
Train stations and the airport (train and airplane icon):
Waverley station. Main train station. Airport buses depart fom here
Edinburgh Airport. From here Bus Airlink 100 will take you to the city centre.
Haymarket Station. Train station.
The best way to travel around the town is by bus. Lothian buses day ticket costs 2.50 and one travel ticket costs 1.10, so it is usually a better idea to get the day ticket. Tickets can be purchased from the driver or the red street machines (no change is given). Some bus stops have gps bus trackers which display time till the next bus arrives.
Bus times and routes website.
Places of interest (purple camera icon):
Roslyn Chapel. buses 15, 37 and 47 will take you here. Ask the driver where to get off.
Calton Hill. Hill in the heart of the city with view over Arthur's Seat, castle and Princes St.
Princes St. Main street of Edinburgh situated in the centre of the city. Good starting point for any trip.
Craigmillar Castle. Castle which awakens imagination. Become Robin Hood or King Artgur over your picnic basket.
Cramond Island. Amazing island accessible only at low tide. Buses 24 and 41 will take you here. Check tides at: coast guard website
Pubs and restaurants (fork&knife or glass icon):
Sheep Heid Pub. The oldest serving house in Edinburgh. Traditional Scottish cuisine and ales.
Brass Monkey.Unforgettable Turkish-style pub. Sit on the carpet and have some falafels.
Jazz bar. Sometimes in the afternoon famous jazz musicians jam in here. Worth trying
Royal oak. Folk music pub. Live musicians upstairs and downstairs till late.
In August Edinburgh hosts many festivals. More details can be found on their websites.
Edinburgh Intenational festival. Theatre, dance, music.
Edinburgh Fringe. Famous theatre and comedy festival.
International Film Festival. Film festival gathering international stars.