Reaching the school


Heriot-Watt UniversityGetting to ESSLLI 2005

ESSLI 2005 will be hosted by Heriot-Watt University in the Riccarton campus in beautiful Edinburgh during the impressive festive month.

Heriot-Watt University is situated on the A71 half a mile west of the Calder Junction exit from the A720 city bypass. The city bypass connects with the A8/M8 and M9 (west and central Scotland), A1 east and south and A7 and A68 (Borders and south) within easy reach of the bustling city centre.

There is a visitors car park (called the T-park) free of charge. It takes you around 8 minutes walk from the T-park to the school where the talks are. This parking place is at the entrance to the campus. See VISITORS CAR PARK on the campus map. Admission requirements for other car parks vary.

Edinburgh airport is 10 minutes by car, Glagow is 40 minutes by car, London 1 hour by air or 4.5 hours by train. A regular bus service from the city centre to the main conference building at the University takes 30-45 minutes.

The Edinburgh Campus is set in beautiful parkland in the west of Scotland's capital city. It's a friendly, welcoming place, with public spaces for people to stop, chat with friends or take a break between lectures. Its self-contained environment offers everything you need for daily life, such as shops, a bank, eating places, a health centre and the student services offices.

In the map you can see highlighted Earl Mountbatten Building (number 2 & 6) where the ESSLLI courses are going to take place. It takes about 5 minutes walking from the residences where you will be staying to the ESSLLI site.


Further local information is available on Heriot-Watt's Visitor Pages.



© ESSLLI 2005 Organising Committee 2005-08-02