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Things to do in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city.


The setting is wonderfully striking; the city is perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians, with the sheltered shoreline of the Firth of Forth to the north.

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-centre skyline and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. Yet you will also see a modern, dynamic capital where international festivals attract the world's leading performers, galleries display cutting-edge art, and bars, restaurants and clubs create a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a distinctly Scottish twist.

Edinburgh offers so many things to see and do, why not visit a little longer. Consider arriving early or stay a few days after your conference – and invite family and friends! - See more at:


Book your accommodation

The IFoA have arranged for hotels near the Conference centre, to have some rooms allocated for delegates attending the Conference.  You can book your room here.

Edinburgh Rewards Passport

The EdinCity offers logoburgh Rewards passport is available for delegates attending meetings and conferences taking place in the city of Edinburgh of any size.  

The Edinburgh Rewards Passport gives access to over 100 discounts exclusive offers at a selection of the city’s restaurants, bars, tourist attractions and pre booked taxis for delegates and are ideal to be placed in delegate bags.

The exclusive discounts are available to download via a GPS app so delegates can locate the location of the rewards closest to them.  The passport will be availble to all delegates on arrival at the EICC.


Top Visitor Attractions

Edinburgh Castle - find out more and book tickets 

Edinburgh Zoo - find out more and book tickets

Our Dynamic Earth - find out more

National Museum of Scotland (NMS) - The IFoA are hosting the Conference dinner at the NMS on Wednesday 1 June.  Unfortunatley there won't be the opportunity to view the exhibits so try and visit at another time.  Find out more

National Galleries of Scotland - find out more

See more top attractions available in Edinburgh.


The IFoA have managed to arrange a discount code for any tours taken with Rabbies, multi-award winning small group tour programme around Scotland.

If you are staying in Edinburgh for the weekend, then book a tour with Rabbies and use the IFoA’s promo code, allowing you the freedom to choose tours that fit with your schedule.

Find the tour for you.

Use the promotion code: IRM1189 to book your tour.  The code is valid from24 May to 09 June 2016.