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Local Information


QCTiP24 will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, as a feature event during Quantum Week 2024.
For practical details about the city, including information on the venue, travel tips, and accommodation options, please visit this page to help plan your visit.


Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, serves as the administrative centre for the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, and the highest courts in Scotland. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the city showcases a mosaic of historic paths in the Old Town and grand Georgian streets in the New Town, alongside the charming Dean Village and the scenic Calton Hill. Located on the southern fringes of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is renowned for being perched on seven hills, including the well-known Blackford Hill, Arthur's Seat, and Castle Rock.

The city has long been an epicentre for learning, especially in medicine, Scottish law, literature, philosophy, the sciences, and engineering. In 2004, it was honored as the inaugural UNESCO City of Literature. Historically, Edinburgh has been a muse for many distinguished writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Spark, Irvine Welsh, and Ian Rankin, to name just a few.


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Edinburgh offers a variety of hotels to suit different budgets. It's advisable to choose a hotel near the city centre, especially in the Old Town. Below, we have listed some hotels that are a short walk from the conference venues, but there are many other suitable options available.

Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

11 Bristo Place, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1EZ

The Balmoral
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ


*KM Hotel and Apartments

7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9ST

*The Scholar

The Scholar, Pollock Estate, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY


ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge – Royal Mile

77 South Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1HN

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS

*University of Edinburgh's hotels (bookable through, by quoting promotion code: EVENT, you will receive 15% off for the best flexible B&B rate within The Scholar and KM Hotel & KM Apartments:



By Plane:

Edinburgh has an international airport located in the Ingliston area of Edinburgh. If you arrive at Edinburgh airport, you can take the tram or the Bus 100 (Airlink) directly to the city centre. Of course, taxis are also available.
Alternatively, you can fly into Glasgow. There are frequent trains going from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

By Train:

Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh’s main trains station is close to the city centre (Old Town), and well connected by public transport (bus or tram).

Public Transport:

Edinburgh features a solid bus network (you can pay on the bus using your contactless card/device), and a tram that connects the airport to the city centre. Edinburgh is also a very walkable city, though hilly.

>>If you require a visa for travel to the UK and need a supporting letter regarding your participation in the conference for your application, please contact the organisers at

Conference Dinner

Restaurant Meal

The conference dinner is scheduled to take place on the 18th of April, 2024, at Prestonfield House

Please ensure that your dietary requirements have been noted during the registration process, if applicable.

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