UK Centre for Astrobiology

Summer School Logistics

Details of travel and accommodation for the 2018 ASB Summer School

Students for the summer school will stay at Pollock Halls of Residence.

Summer school events will occur at various venues around Edinburgh.


Getting to Pollock Halls 

Pollock Halls

18 Holyrood Park Road


EH16 5AY

By Road

If you're coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right.

We have limited on-site parking on a first-come first-served basis.

By Taxi

A taxi from St. Andrew Square Bus Station or Princess Street to Pollock Halls will cost approximately £7 and take 5-10 minutes.

By Bus

From the shop side of Princes Street; take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road from the stop. 

  • Lothian Buses: Nos 2, 14, 30, 33 £1.70 is the standard adult one-trip fare. You'll need exact change.
  • Munro: 51/52 from North Bridge.

By Rail

Pollock Halls is 2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley, our main station. A taxi or bus will take around 10 minutes.

By Air

Pollock Halls is about 8 miles from Edinburgh International Airport. A taxi will cost around £25, or take an airlink bus service to Waverley Bridge, an adult open return is £9 and a single £4.50.

By Tram

Pollock Halls is about 2 miles from St Andrew's Square, the main Tram terminus. There are regular tram services to and from Edinburgh International Airport. Once you arrive in the city, please follow the bus or taxi instructions above to get to Pollock Halls.