25–26 July 2016 — Aberdeen, Scotland
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University of Aberdeen, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, Seventh Floor (map)
To Aberdeen by air, rail and road
Aberdeen’s international airport is served by a number of major carriers, providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs. British and Irish destinations include four London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, London City and Luton – just over an hour’s flight time), Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Durham Tees Valley, Exeter, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, East Midlands, Southampton, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Islands.European mainland destinations include Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Oslo and Paris. There is a frequent bus link or taxis available to take you to the city centre. For more information on routes visit the Aberdeen Airport website .
Rail services connect Aberdeen both north and south. There are regular direct trains to London, and services from Edinburgh and Glasgow link with other mainline routes. Aberdeen is served by the Caledonian Sleeper as well as daytime trains. For timetable information visit National Rail Enquiries.
Aberdeen is served by coaches from Edinburgh, Glasgow and other destinations, coach travel from the rest of the UK involves connecting through Edinburgh or Glasgow. Details are available from Citylink (covers all operators in Scotland) and individual operators websites.
Locally the University is served by First Bus (routes 1,2, 19, 20, x40 amongst others) and Stagecoach busses from Union Street and Union Square bus station in the City Centre.
There is no specific workshop hotel, allowing participants to select their own. It is recommended to book accommodation as soon as possible as there is high demand for hotel rooms in Aberdeen.
Accommodation at the University of Aberdeen
With beds available mid-June to the end of August, the University of Aberdeen is one of the largest accommodation providers in the north-east. Our accommodation is a 30 minute walk from the city centre or a short bus ride. We have a range of standard rooms so whatever the size of your group or budget, we’ll have something to suit your needs and make your stay a welcome break!
Options easily accessible from the University include:
- Premier Inn Aberdeen City Centre (from £45 a night)
- Travelodge Aberdeen Central Justice Mill Lane (from £52 a night)
- The Douglas Hotel (from £60 a night)
- Bauhaus Hotel (from £90 a night)
- Holiday Inn Express Aberdeen City Centre (from £100 a night)
- Copthorne Hotel (from £100 a night)
- Hilton Garden Inn (from £105 a night)
- Jurys Inn (from £110 a night)
- Brentwood Hotel (from £115 a night)
Workshop Dinner and Whiskey Bar
The workshop dinner will take place the evening of Monday, July 25 at Cafe 52. After dinner, we will retire to a whiskey bar (and then possibly to a pub with a good range of ales and lagers) at The Grill. Note that the workshop dinner and bar are not included in the registration fee, so plan to order and pay a la carte.
- You can get on the wireless either with Eduroam or with Guestweb or Aberdeen-City-Connect. Guestweb requires a username and password, which can be provided to you.
- St Machar Cathedral (since circ 580)
- King’s College Chapel (since 1495)