Getting to Edinburgh and to the European Workshop on Learning
Robots (EWLR98) venue
Edinburgh is easily reachable by air, train, coach, and car.
Here are some links that can help you plan your trip:
Edinburgh Airport: Maps, facilities, airlines
that serve Edinburgh, and public transport from/to the airport.
Train information: includes
online timetables and planner. See also ScotRail's web page.
includes online timetables, and fare quotations.
Travelling by car - these might be useful: Map of the
city centre ,
map of the suburbs
Here is a map
(postscript) of the city, and a map of the
university central area and the surroundings (the two buildings of
the Artificial Intelligence department are shown on the map - the
workshop will take place at Forrest Hill). Also, some on-line info
about travelling to/from the University of
Edinburgh are here.
You might find additional information about Edinburgh at:
Edinburgh City Guide (OpenWorld)
District Council Official Guide
Edinburgh and Lothians Tourist
Accomodation information (under construction)
Edinburgh offers a huge range of accomodation options ranging from
magnificent five star hotels to homely guest houses to budget youth
hostels. We have compiled below a list of few options (and we will be
adding more over the next few days): they vary in their luxury level,
but all are within reasonable distance from the workshop venue (less
than 10-20 minutes walk, some even less), and have been checked/graded by
either the Scottish Tourist Board, the AA, or the RAC. This only
applies to the ones listed individually - you should check for entries
listed as part of compilations.
Some options have Web pages on the net, offering electronic booking etc.
We list them first:
Pollock Halls (University of Edinburgh residence halls) with
various options of booking from different countries,
and on-line prices. Note: if you are also going to stay for SIRS-98,
and you are booking accomodation in Pollock Halls through the SIRS-98
registration form, you can ask for extra nights using that form. For
extra nights accomodation AFTER SIRS98, here is some
Hotels [middle - high prices]:
Guest Houses, B&Bs [low - mid prices]:
Sherwood Guest House
Balquhidder Guest House
Elmview Bed and Breakfast
Galloway Guest House
Budget accomodation - Youth Hostels info: Scottish Youth Hostel Association ,
Haggis-Backpackers. Some are on the web:
The High Street
Princes Street Backpackers
Some other hotels, very close to the venue (less than 10 minutes walk),
without web entries (that we know of):
Carlton Highland Hotel, 1 North Bridge, Tel.: +44 131 556 7277
Fax: +44 131 557 2451.
Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princess Street. Tel +44 131 556 4648 Fax:
+44 131 557 6316.
Thistle Inn Hotel, 94 Grassmarket, Tel.: +44 131 220 2299, Fax +44
131 225 5244. This is the nearest hotel to the venue (5 minutes walk).
If you have reached this point, and still haven't found anything, you
can have a look at some other sources of information:
The Wee Guide to
and Breakfast Accomodation by Scotland HolidayNet
Hotels and B&Bs
Edinburgh Tourist Board
Systems Edinburgh entry
information by the AA
or contact the Edinburgh Tourist Board Central Reservations Service:
Write to: Central Reservations Department, Edinburgh and Lothians
Tourist Board, 3 Princes Street, Edinburgh , EH2 2QP, Scotland.
Telephone: +44-131-473-3855, FAX: +44-131-473-3886
Other useful information
A few more bits that might be useful to some:
Weather Forecast by
the Met Office
Edinburgh Interdisciplinary links :)
Deep Sea World
Standard Disclaimers. Please send any comments to johnde@dai .ed.ac.uk
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