Edinburgh Venue Info

The Lowland Hall at The Royal Highland Centre is a great venue with a variety of facilities including ample parking, disabled car parking, disabled toilets, various food outlets, baby changing, ramp access and cash machine (located  at the Royal Bank of Scotland within the venue)

You can find out more about the venue at www.royalhighlandcentre.co.uk

Please note that only Assistance Dogs are permitted in the show.

Please note no overnight parking or camping is available during the show.

Catering Facilities

There will be a number of different catering facilities on-site which are usually open for breakfast and lunch, offering snacks, hot meals, drinks, etc.

Disabled Access

All buildings have purpose-built or enhanced entrances for disabled access. Internal spaces, including public conveniences and public seating areas, have been designed and laid out to accommodate disabled access at all times. Designated disabled parking bays are situated at the front of the parking area to provide as easy access as possible for visitors. Please be aware we do not offer mobility hire, but you are more than welcome to arrange a scooter to meet you at the show entrance.

Address & Directions

The Royal Highland Centre is located next to Edinburgh Airport, within minutes of the M8 and M9, and in easy reach of the city centre. The RHC sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/airport roundabout, one of the main routes to the city. Access to the Royal Highland Centre is from A8/Airport roundabout on to Eastfield Road. From there signposts provide directions to the venue along Fairview Road onto Ingliston Road,  so you shouldn’t have a problem finding it, below is the address and directions.

The Royal Highland Centre,
Ingliston,
Edinburgh.
EH28 8NB
(Sat Nav Postcode: EH28 8NB)

Driving (with & without motorway) and walking directions can be found using Google Maps. You can check live traffic information on the day using AA Traffic News.

Parking

The Royal Highland Centre features ample parking, so you should have no problem finding a car parking space at the venue in the north car park, there is a nominal charge for this parking,

There is allocated disabled parking close to the venue.

Public Transport

We will be running a FREE courtesy bus from Edinburgh Gateway train station. The courtesy bus, operated by Lothian Buses, will be running from 9.30am throughout both show days until after the show has finished. The bus will run every 30 minutes from both the exhibition centre and train station, and the journey is approx 10 mins. You’ll find the pick up point just outside the station and the return pick up point is by the East Gate.  Please see below for the timetable for this service:

Edinburgh Gateway Station 0930 1000 1030 1100 1130 1200 1230 1300 1415 1445 1515 1545 1615 1645 1715
Royal Highland Centre 0940 1010 1040 1110 1140 1210 1240 1310 1425 1455 1525 1555 1625 1655 1725
Royal Highland Centre 0945 1015 1045 1115 1145 1215 1245 1400 1430 1500 1530 1600 1630 1700 1730
Edinburgh Gateway Station 0954 1024 1054 1124 1154 1224 1254 1409 1439 1509 1539 1609 1639 1709 1739

The Tram stop nearest the Royal Highland Centre is Ingliston Park & Ride and is approximately a 15 minute walk to the venue travelling from Eastfield Road, along Fairview Road. For further information about planning your journey visit the Tram Journey Planner. For information about all types of tram ticket visit the Tickets Page.

From Edinburgh, Lothian Buses run regular services including the 48, 35 and the Airport Express (100). All buses run regularly and drop-off close to the Royal Highland Centre. Click here for a Lothian Buses timetable or call 0131 555 6363 for further information.

The Stagecoach Jet747 bus service from Fife will drop visitors off outside the Royal Highland Centre. Click here for more information.

Citylink also operate services with drop-offs on the A8 close to the Royal Highland Centre. For more information, click here.

Places to Stay

If you’re looking for a place to rest your head before (or after) the event at the Royal Highland Centre then look no further! There is hotel accommodation on-site at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at the North Gate of the Royal Highland Centre. To visit the hotel’s website, click here.

Additionally, there are an abundance of hotels nearby including:

  • The Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel – located on Eastfield Road next to Edinburgh Airport and a ten minute walk from the Royal Highland Centre.
  • The Edinburgh Marriott Hotel – located a 5 minute drive from the Royal Highland Centre along the A8 on Glasgow Road.
  • The Norton House Hotel & Spa – an award winning 4 red star hotel and is a 2 minute drive opposite the Royal Highland Centre.

Or, if you would like to see what else is available please contact VisitScotland or call Edinburgh’s Tourist Information Office on 0131 344 3120.