Edinburgh is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of museums, art galleries, theatres, shops and restaurants. It is a compact city and all its attractions are within walking distance or a short bus or taxi journey.

The Georgian New Town is classically elegant whilst the Old Town, with its tightly packed closes, has a medieval flavour.

Edinburgh Castle, the most famous of Scottish castles, perched on a volcanic crag that sweeps down the Royal Mile to the Royal Palace of Holyrood House, dominates the city and is well worth a visit. It is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels, the oldest Royal Regalia in Britain, displayed alongside the Stone of Destiny, the coronation stone for the Kings of Scotland.

We have provided a summary of costs, at a range of budgets, to assist you with planning your stay in Edinburgh during the congress. Please note, all costs are for guide purposes only and may change before 2023.



Top End


Dorm Beds/Hostel: £20–£30

Double room: £90–£120

Double room in boutique/four-star hotel: £175–£240

Eating Out

Markets, lunch specials for food: £5–£10 per person

Two-course dinner with glass of wine: £30 per person

Three-course dinner (including wine) in top restaurant: £80–£150 per person


Beer (1 pint): £5.00-£7.50

Wine (1 small glass): £4.75-£8.00

Cocktails: £8.00–£12.00

Social & Entertainment

Many museums and galleries: free

Live music in pub: Free–£10

Edinburgh Castle/Holyrood Palace/Royal Yacht Britannia: £15-20


Bus/Tram: £1.80 (single) or £4.50 (day ticket)

Uber across town: £8-£12

Taxi across town: £15