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The following hotels have offered us a special rate.

HotelPrices per night per room incl. breakfast and VAT (unless otherwise stated)
SingleDouble Room
Apex European Hotel (***)
Prices valid until 23 of February. Quote reference HER2303-002 for booking.
Double rooms for single use: £75.00 Double/Twin rooms for double use: £85.00
Apex International Hotel (****)
Prices valid until 23 of February. Quote reference HER2303-001 for booking.
Double rooms for single use: £95.00 Double/Twin rooms for double use: £105.00
Tyne Hotel Haymarket (***)
Management advised that online price at £30 per night will be valid until middle February and is lower than the deal they can offer at £43 per night. Breakfast not included.
£30 per night (no breakfast) Online booking

In all hotels please make reservations by telephone or email indicating the reservation code.

Please note that it is always recommended to look for available rates on the internet.

You may wish to also explore individual bookings through the NATIONAL SCOTTISH TOURIST ORGANISATION, through; they normally offer a good service at £5 charge

Heriot-Watt University campus maps

How to reach Heriot-Watt University

Car – The Edinburgh Campus is easy to access by car from the centre of Edinburgh and from all major routes leading to the city. The University is half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71, and you’ll see signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach.

Visitor parking:
You can find the location of the visitor car parks on the map of Edinburgh Campus.

  • Visitors to the University should use car park A or B.
  • Disabled visitors can use the accessible car park at Gait 10 next to the Centre for Sport & Exercise. Additional accessible parking spaces are available throughout the campus; you can contact us to reserve one.

Bus – Lothian Buses offers local bus services 25, X25, 34, 45 and N25 (night bus) to the Edinburgh Campus. Service 25 is the most frequent, leaving the city centre every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes after 8.00pm. The journey takes about 30–40 minutes from the city centre, depending on what time of day you’re travelling.

All national coach services to Edinburgh arrive at St Andrew Square bus station, at the east end of Princes Street. Timetables can be found on the Citylink and National Express websites.

Taxi – A number of taxi services, such as Central Taxis, are available at taxi ranks in the centre of Edinburgh, including Waverley and Haymarket rail stations and St Andrew Square bus station, as well as at Edinburgh airport. The journey to Heriot-Watt University takes about 20–30 minutes from the city centre, and about 10 minutes from Edinburgh airport. A return journey to the city centre costs about £30.

You can request an outbound taxi from the Edinburgh Campus at the main reception desk.

Rail – The mainline rail network serves the centre of Edinburgh well. Edinburgh Waverley is at the east end of Princes Street and Haymarket Station is at the west end. Curriehill Station, one mile from the University, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and a service to Glasgow Central Station.

We do not recommend alighting at either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill as there is no direct transport link to the campus from these stations. Proceed to Haymarket and catch a number 25 bus from Dalry Road (teminating at Riccarton).

Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website.

Air – Edinburgh International Airport is served by scheduled national and international flights. The airport is on the west side of the city, just three miles from the Edinburgh Campus.

The bus journey from the airport takes about an hour and costs £6.80 return. The Airlink bus takes you to the city centre (£6 return), then you can take a Lothian Buses service 25, X25, 34, 45 or N25 (night bus) from the city centre to the campus (£2.60 return).

The taxi journey from the airport to the campus takes about 10 minutes and costs about £20 return.

Useful Information

Shops – Mon to Sun. 09:00 – 18:00 hours, (Thur. until 20:00)

Currency – The national currency is GB Sterling. Credit cards accepted everywhere (with rare exceptions).

Electricity – The main supply is 220 Volts, compatible with the Walsall Gauge plug.

Weather – Temperature (avg, May): day: 7°C

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