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COMBINE 2010 Travel Info

This page contains travel information from the meeting's original announcement page.



Stuart Moodie assembled a helpful suggestion list of beautiful and interesting places to visit in Scotland. The Sightseeing Page contains links to more information on the sites and transportation options (the last 2 pages in the PDF file).

Getting there

The venue for ICSB 2010 is not far, so if you are staying for the conference in a hotel nearby, you can simply take a short walk from your hotel to get to the Informatics Forum.

If you are located too far away to walk, you can take a taxi, bus, or (if you are staying outside the city) a train. For taxis, ask the driver to take you to number 10, Crichton Street. If taking the bus or train, you can get off at Edinburgh Waverley train station. From there, it's a 10 minute walk to The Informatics Forum building (refer to this map), or you can take a taxi from there.


For the SBML and SBGN forums, we did not systematically support the accommodation of attendees. We will adopt the same policy for COMBINE 2010. Our funding sources are simply not sufficient to provide financial support of that magnitude, despite help from the organisations mentioned at the bottom of this page. Because COMBINE is a satellite of the ICSB 2010, we encourage people to extend their conference booking. The ICSB provides a list of suggested hotels.

Other notes

The following sections provide some additional general information about this year's meeting.

Internet access

The meeting room will have wireless internet access. We will provide the necessary access information on-site.

Electrical supply

If you are traveling from outside of the United Kingdom, be sure to bring an appropriate power plug converter for your laptop and all other electrical devices you're bringing. The domestic electric system in the UK uses a frighteningly high 230 volts at 50 Hz. The plug type is depicted at left.

You may be able to find an appropriate converter once you get to Edinburgh, but it's best not to count on it, and to bring your own before you leave your home country.


While Edinburgh is a wonderful city in many ways, it is unfortunately not known for beautiful weather. In October, the weather is likely to be somewhat rainy and on the cold side. You will definitely want to pack appropriate shoes, a coat, and umbrella. You may also want to make sure your laptop bag (or other bag you may be carrying) is reasonably rain-proof.

The widget on the right shows the current weather in Edinburgh.

About Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and the second largest city in Scotland. It is a dynamic and fascinating city with a rich history and many sights worth seeing.

The official Edinburgh tourist board website and the Edinburgh city council website both list good information about Edinburgh festivals and other events, as well as museums and galleries.

Of course, no visit to Edinburgh would be complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle.

Restaurants and bars

Below are some suggestions for places to eat/drink in Edinburgh in the vicinity of the COMBINE 2010 venue.


Name Address Comments
David Bann 56-58 St Mary's Street vegi
Henderson 94 Hanover Street vegi self-sevice
The Dogs 110 Hanover Street
Amore Dogs 104 Hanover Street
Whighams Wine Cellars 13 Hope Street
Iggs 15 Jeffrey St
Barioja 19 Jeffrey St
La Garrigue 31 Jeffrey St
The New Bell 233 Causwayside
Urban Angel 121 Hanover Street
Calistoga 70 Rose Street Lane North

Bars and pubs

Name Address Comments
The Dome 14 George Street expensive
Tiger Lily 125 George Street expensive
Whighams Wine Cellars 13 Hope Street
Leslie’s Bar 45 Ratcliffe Terrace
Henricks Bar 1 Barclay Place
Canny Man's 237 Morningside Road
Oxford Bar 8 Young Street
Cambridge Bar 20 Young Street

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