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Located on the campus of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons Quarter contains a range of venues divided into six distinct areas – Playfair Building, Quincentenary Conference Centre, Symposium Building, Prince Philip Building, Ten Hill Place Hotel and Café 1505. The six areas are located in close proximity to each other.

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Ten Hill Place Symposium Building Playfair Building Prince Philip Building Quincentenary Conference Centre Café 1505

Playfair Building

The Playfair Building consists of a magnificent Main Hall and eight very individual meeting rooms. This flagship building contains rooms of grandeur, tastefully and cleverly modified to incorporate up-to-date technology. From a video conference to a gala dinner, the building is suitable for a wide range of events.

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Prince Philip Building

A £1.5 million revamp of a former Edinburgh University language school building, we have transformed it into three floors of event space, for hosting everything from birthday parties and weddings to medical conferences.

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Symposium Building

This is a wonderful converted church perfect for lectures, meetings or social events and contains a modern 158 seat auditorium with state-of-the-art AV equipment and an audience voting facility. The reception area provides an ideal area for exhibition stands and the serving of refreshments.

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Quincentenary Conference Centre

A beautiful modern building adjacent to the historic Playfair Building, the original stonework has been retained and blended with a modern design of granite and steel, creating a wonderful combination of old and new. Quincentenary Conference Centre includes a large main hall suitable for a multitude of purposes – conferences, lectures or exhibitions to name a few. The building also includes three large versatile meeting rooms, a spacious reception area, business centre and supporting facilities.

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Surgeons' Hall Museums is now open to the public, 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm.

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Café 1505

Café 1505 is owned by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is the perfect place to visit after a tour of Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

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Ten Hill Place Hotel

Ten Hill Place Hotel is Edinburgh's largest independent four star hotel, with a strong focus on sustainability, private dining facilities and delegate rates for visitors to Surgeons Quarter.

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“ I think we have almost caught up after our Edinburgh experience which was fantastic for us and our delegates, speakers and exhibitors. I know Dan has completed your questionnaire and he assures me that ‘excellent’ featured a lot but I’d just like to add my gratitude and thanks to you and all involved for the first class service we received. The Royal Society in London (our venue last year) was always going to be a hard act to follow but the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh turned out to be as good in every aspect.”



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