Surgeons Quarter, Nicolson Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9DW


Getting there


PebbleBash 2024 will be hosted at Surgeons Quarter, part of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – an internationally respected institution with a thriving global network of 25,000 medical professionals.

Opened in the 1830’s and spread over several rooms, you will experience a venue steeped in history with grand spaces including Playfair Hall, where the evening dinner will be served, and parts of the conference will take place. Only a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, the venue is surrounded by centuries-old architecture and narrow alleys, offering an unforgettable experience within the heart of an historic city.

Event Location

Surgeons Quarter Building

Upon arrival, please enter via the North Gate entrance. Make your way up the ramp to the Quincentenary Building. As you enter the building, you will find the PebbleBash reception directly in front of you, with refreshments available to the right. The Quincentenary Building will house all three workshops and sessions for the pre-conference day on the 11th of June.

Getting there

Edinburgh Waverley Station is 10 minutes’ walk from Surgeons Quarter. Exit Waverley via Market Street.

Take a right and then 1st left onto Cockburn Street and follow the road/hill until the top. Take a left of the top of Cockburn Street onto The Royal Mile. At the 1st set of lights, take a right onto South Bridge and continue along this route until the College is on your left on Nicolson Street, opposite the Festival Theatre. Once in the front gates, please follow the relevant signage for your event. A taxi rank is located just outside the station.

Inter-city bus services terminate at the St Andrew’s Square Bus Station. Buses from Princes Street (stops on the side of the street lined by shops- [north]) are very frequent. Services passing the College include numbers 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, 30, 31 and 33.
The Edinburgh tram route covers 14km from Edinburgh Airport all the way to York Place in the city centre. Stops at Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations and Ingliston Park & Ride connect trams with rail and bus services along the way. The nearest tram stop is St Andrew Square.

Surgeons Quarter can be accessed via many roads. If using a sat nav, please use postcode EH8 9DW.

There is no private parking at Surgeons Quarter however there are metered parking spaces on Roxburgh Place, Richmond Place, and Chambers Street (which are free after 6.30pm). There is also parking in Nicolson Square beside the Clydesdale Bank for approximately £7 per day.

The Airlink bus service departs from just outside the domestic arrivals terminal and the journey to the city centre takes just 30 minutes. Buses leave approximately every 10 minutes. The final destination is Waverley Bridge.

Alternatively, the Edinburgh Trams also depart from the airport to the city centre and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. Trams depart approximately every 10 minutes.

There are seven park and rides operating in and around Edinburgh – Ingliston, Hermiston, Straiton, Sheriffhall, Newcraighall, Wallyford and Ferrytoll.


🐇 All PebbleBash attendees are responsible for booking their accommodation during the event.
Surgeons Quarter is located within the vicinity of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, just a brief 10-minute stroll from both Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. Its incredibly central location boasts a variety of hotels and guest houses in close proximity. To streamline your options, we’ve suggested three hotels, each situated within a convenient 5-minute walk from the PebbleBash venue.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh

Royal Mile, 300 Cowgate,
EH1 1NA, Edinburgh
0.3km from the venue

Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh

11 Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ,
0.4km from the venue

Travelodge Plus Edinburgh Central

33 St Marys Street,
EH1 1TA, Edinburgh
0.4km from the venue


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