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StayAhead Edinburgh


16 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SU

StayAhead Edinburgh Directions

Arriving by Air at Edinburgh Airport:

Outside the main Airport Terminal there is a rank for Airport Taxis  These are not 'Black Cabs' but private licences at standard rates.  The trip to the Training Centre takes around 25 minutes and costs around £16.

Arriving by Rail at Waverley Station:

Leave the Station by the steps to Market Street (or by the main pedestrian exit to Waverley Bridge, turning left then left again into Market Street).  Cross Market Street along from the City Art Centre.  Go under the large decorated Bridge. Bear right into Jeffrey Street past Jury's hotel and continue to the junction (traffic lights) with High Street  Cross the High Street into St Mary's Street (continuation of Jeffrey Street) and the Training Centre is down the hill on the left.

Arriving by Car from the West:

From the M8, approaching the Hermiston Gait junction take 'City Bypass North' to the major 'Gogar' roundabout then follow 'City Centre' signs; From the M9 follow 'Edinburgh City Centre' signs, through the underpass to the Maybury  Come in past PC World (on right) and the Zoo (left) - stay off the Bus Lanes! Shortly after passing Haymarket Station on your right, go straight ahead at the next junctions, soon passing a Church (tall steeple) on the left and lots of shops both sides (incl Habitat on left)  Turn right at the next junction (Fraser's store left, Caledonian Hotel right) into Lothian Road.

Turn left at the 3rd set of lights into Bread Street, then go straight ahead down West Port through the Grassmarket  Continue straight ahead along Cowgate to the lights at the junction of Pleasance / St Marys St (Travelodge hotel on the left)  Go straight ahead into Holyrood Road and park on the right in the 'Scot Park' multi-storey car park  The TTL Centre is half way up St Mary's St on the right.

Arriving by Car from the North:

Follow 'City Centre' signs from the A90/Forth Road Bridge via Cramond and Barnton, approaching the City via Blackhall (bear right at the junction at the Kwik-Fit garage)  After crossing Dean Bridge (approaching West End) stay on Queensferry St as it bears left at Fraser's store and Ryan's Bar, into Charlotte Square  Take right lane along the Square and turn right into S.Charlotte St (turn into left lane), right into Princes Street and immediately left into Lothian Road  Now follow from 'Turn left ...' of the paragraph above.

Arriving by Car from the South:

From the A1, or South East, take the City Bypass, and exit 'City Centre' at the Dalkeith junction  (From A68, after Dalkeith go across the bypass, not onto it)  Coming in on Old Dalkeith Road, you will approach a roundabout at the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre (railway bridge over)  Take the 3rd exit (under the bridge), effectively going straight ahead, into St.Leonards  Stay on this road past the Commonwealth Pool and Scottish Widows former HQ (brown building) on your right until down the Pleasance you meet the 4-way junction (lights) of Pleasance, St Mary's St (ahead), Cowgate (left) and Holyrood Rd (right)  Turn right into Holyrood Rd and the 'Scot Park' car park is just down the road on the right  The Centre is half way up St Mary's St on the right.


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