About Edinburgh

7th Cancer Cachexia Conference
September 28-30, 2023  |  Edinburgh, Scotland

Advancing knowledge and clinical interventions in cancer cachexia



Edinburgh Airport

Please note EDI is the code for the Edinburgh Airport (IATA: EDI; ICAO: EGPH), which is the main international airport serving the city of Edinburgh. The Ten Hill Place Hotel is approximately 45-50 minutes away by car or by train.

Things To Do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is wonderful city to explore and we want you to enjoy the city as well as the Conference. We have put together a few suggestions for you to explore. For a full guide on things to do in Edinburgh as well as what’s happening in the city during the Conference, please click here.

There are so many sightseeing opportunities in Edinburgh, it would be impossible to list them all but we have selected a few which we believe are a ‘must do’ when visiting!

Arthur’s Seat – FREE
Fancy getting those steps in? Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano visible from much of the centre and makes for a relatively easy hike offering unmatched views of the city skyline. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, the hike takes up to 20 minutes and is definitely worth it. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it’s rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points. The park has several Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations due to its exceptional range of grassland habitats and its internationally important volcanic geology.

Palace of Holyroodhouse – Prices range from £10.00 – £19.50
The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland. The palace stands at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, against the spectacular backdrop of Arthur’s Seat. The State Apartments reflect the changing tastes of successive monarchs, and are renowned for their fine plasterwork ceilings and unrivalled collection of Brussels tapestries. They are furnished with numerous fine paintings and other works of art, many of which have long associations with Holyroodhouse. During the summer months, you can join a guided tour of Holyrood Abbey, which lies adjacent to the Palace in the spectacular setting of Arthur’s Seat. Escorted by Wardens dressed in their ancient hunting Stewart tartan, you will learn about the building’s extraordinary history.

Edinburgh Castle – Prices range from £11.00 – £21.00
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the National War Museum of Scotland and the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O’ Clock Gun which can be heard everyday from the City Centre.

Edinburgh Old Town – FREE
Edinburgh’s oldest neighbourhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments. Ensure you visit the picturesque Victoria Street and stop by Oink for a delicious pulled pork sandwich unique to Edinburgh. The long curve of Victoria Street swoops from George IV Bridge down to the historic Grassmarket and is home to Edinburgh’s finest selection of independent boutiques.

National Museum of Scotland – FREE
Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof. The National Museum of Scotland is one of the Top 10 UK visitor attractions, and in the Top 20 of the most visited museums and galleries in the world. Fresh from a £47 million redevelopment, the museum houses a spectacular array of over 20,000 fascinating artefacts.

Other things to see in Central Edinburgh:

  • The Meadows (large green space near Edinburgh University)
  • The Royal Mile (also known as the High Street, you wont miss this if you are visiting Edinburgh Castle)
  • Grassmarket (an area iconic to Edinburgh that sits below the Castle). Tip: Visit the rooftop of Cold Town House which offers unrivalled views of Edinburgh Castle whilst enjoying a drink
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • Johnnie Walker Experience, Princes Street
  • Calton Hill (Another hill in Edinburgh city centre which offers gorgeous views of the city)
  • St James Quarter (If you fancy some retail therapy, this is where you want to go)
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience