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European Conference on Heritage Interpretation | 3-6 October 2017 in Inverness, Scotland | #interpconf17

Practical

This page provides essential information on conference fees, travel options for getting to Inverness and a range of accommodation opportunities.
 

Fees

Member of AHI or IE Full Rate £290
Non Member Full Rate £330
Day delegates (Wednesday and Thursday only) £90

If you would like to book individual elements and not the whole conference the following options are available:
Tuesday evening reception: £20
Wednesday evening meal and entertainment including a drink: £40
Tours £60 - however the Culloden visit is £100
Thursday night formal meal and entertainment including a drink: £80
Lunches on Wednesday and Friday £15
Friday only £65


Cancellation rules
We guarantee free cancellation until six weeks before the conference begins - subject to a small administration fee. Cancellations must be made either through email or in writing by 22 August 2017. We will then refund your advance payments. A non-refundable processing fee of £100 will be levied after 22 August 2017. Please understand that no refunds at all can be given after 19 September 2017. We recommend you consider a travel insurance that covers fees in case of any need for late cancellation.

 

Venue

Eden Court Theatre is the principal arts and cultural centre for the Highlands.  Located on the banks of the River Ness and within minutes of the city centre and hotels it is perfectly situated for all our conference needs. The venue has an excellent variety of spaces ranging from recently renovated theatre spaces to attractive breakout rooms situated in the old residence of the Bishops of Moray.  All our conference needs in one central location. More information and pictures: eden-court.co.uk (address: Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA).

Transportation

By plane: Regular cheap flights to Inverness from London airports, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast and Dublin. Daily flights to Amsterdam. The airport is only 20 minutes from the centre of Inverness and is served by a regular bus service. Book early for best prices! There are a wide range of additional services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen from a range of other international airports.

By train: Regular service on the 3.5 hour journey from Glasgow and Edinburgh travelling through the Highlands. Daily service from London and sleeper service from the heart of London. Aberdeen is just over 2 hours from the centre of Inverness. The train station is only 10 minutes walk from the conference centre and most of the accommodation options.

By car: Inverness is served by a good road network with the road from the south the main travel route to the Highlands. This is currently being upgraded and is around a 3 hour drive from Edinburgh and a bit longer from Glasgow. There are frequent coaches between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness and this is the cheapest way to get north from the centre of Scotland. Parking at the Eden Court is currently free of charge and there are approximately 70 parking spaces, 8 of which are disabled bays. Parking is on a first come, first served basis and customers can only park in marked parking bays – no parking in the coach bays, taxi bays or loading bays is allowed.

Accommodation

Below we list a wide range of accommodation options from 4 star hotel to hostel. If you are looking for cheaper options then   look at the end of this section

The  conference organisers have secured preferential deals with a range of accommodation providers in Inverness.  There are further suggestions below for those looking for cheaper options and others which are not subject to any specific deals.
Select your preferred choice from the list below and the special rates can be achieved when you contact the provider and quote the reference HIC2017.

Palace Hotel
Tel:      +44 (0)1463223243
Email:    palace@miltonhotels.com
Nestled on the banks of the River Ness, opposite Inverness Castle, the Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is just a few steps from Inverness city centre and only 5 minutes from the Conference Centre.
2nd October x 4 nights:    15 rooms are retained for the conference
Double for Sole Occupancy including breakfast each morning: £136.00 per room 
Twin Occupancy including breakfast each morning: £146.00 per room
Net rates – non commissionable

Winston Guest House - NOW FULLY BOOKED
Tel:     +44 (0)1463 234477
Email:    winston@miltonhotels.com 
Dating back to 1890’s enjoy stylish new Inverness accommodation situated on the banks of the River Ness, just opposite Inverness Castle.  A very short walk to Inverness city centre and 5 minutes to the Conference Centre.
2nd October x 4 nights:    5 rooms retained for the conference
Double for sole Occupancy including breakfast each morning: £99.00 per room
Twin Occupancy including breakfast each morning: £109.00 per room
Net rates – non commissionable

Mercure Inverness Hotel 
Email:    info@mercureinverness.co.uk   
Situated in the heart of the vibrant and bustling City Centre with a thriving selection of shops and nightlife to choose from on the doorstep. Rebuilt on the site of the original Caledonian Hotel, our modern hotel is just 200 metres from Inverness train station and a caber toss from the city's numerous pubs and restaurants.  It is a 10 minute walk to the Conference Centre.
Dates- 02/10/17 x 5 nights:    Rooms – 15 rooms per night 
Bed & breakfast - £140 per room per night, single occupancy 
Bed & breakfast - £150 per room per night, double occupancy
Note:    There will be a 28 day cut off date for the bedrooms, which means any rooms not picked up 28 days prior to arrival will be automatically released back to the hotel. Any guests wishing to book after this point will be offered the hotels best available rate, subject to availability.

Glen Mhor Hotel
Phone: 01463 234308
Located in the centre of Inverness, the Glen Mhor Hotel offers contemporary rooms together with a sundeck, a library and a swimming pool. The hotel opened its doors in 1884 and was remodeled in 2012.
The Hotel is set across the River Ness and only 5 minutes' walk away from Conference Centre.
Accommodation in a classic double bedroom for double or sole occupancy – B&B
This will be £94.00 per room inclusive of VAT
No rooms held – subject to availability when delegates contact the hotel.

Waterside Hotel
Tel:    +44 (0) 01463 233065
Email:    info@thewatersideinverness.co.uk 
A privately owned hotel in Inverness which comprises of two river side properties located on beautiful banks of the River Ness in the heart of Inverness, the capital City of the Highlands.  Situated directly across the River from the Conference Centre – 5 minutes away.
8 Superior double rooms @ £85.00 per room for sole occupant and £95.00 per room for double occupancy.  All rooms are priced per night including VAT and full Scottish breakfast. Delegates will be able to book direct with the hotel leaving credit/debit card details to confirm their reservation.

Mardon Guest House
Tel:     +44 (0) 1463 231005    
Mobile: +44 (0) 7963681894
Email:    enquiries@mardonguesthouse.co.uk
A small, family run guest house, ideally located within the City Centre with own private car park. 10 minutes walk to the Conference Centre.
Offering a discount for our single en suite rooms (1 adult) during these dates from £55 to £47.50 per night including full breakfast. (£7.50 discount per night). and a discount for our en suite double and twin rooms (2 adults) from £99 to £90 per night including full breakfast. (£9 discount per night).

Crown Hotel Guest House
Tel:        + (0)1463 231135 
mobile:     07592604266 
Email:        crownhotelguesthouse@gmail.com
Rooms ranging from single to family offer central heating, TVs and hospitality trays, free wifi. All have private or en suite bathrooms.  Owner offering 5 % discount for the delegates.  14 minute walk to Conference Centre.

Inverglen Guest House
Tel:     +44 (0) 1463 716 350 Guest House
Email:    inverglenguesthouse@gmail.com 
A quality 4-star bed and breakfast just a few minutes walk from Inverness city centre. With free off-street parking and free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the premises.  20 minute walk to the Conference Centre.
The discount offered based on a 3 night minimum stay and is as follows:
A fixed discount of £15.00 per night will be given on all rooms, plus an additional 10% discount off the specific room rate. The offers on a room by room basis are therefore:
King Size Double Room - £72 per night (usually £95 per night)
Super King Room - £76.50 per night (usually £100 per night)
Large Twin Room - £85.50 per night (usually £115 per night)
The discount will be available for all stays that commence on or after 26 September 2017 and finish on or before 15 October 2017. All further suggestions are not subject to any special offers.

For all other accommodation options in and around Inverness click here:
Where to Stay in Inverness

Other suggestions for delegates
Premier Inn Inverness Centre
Just down river from the Conference Centre and an 8 minute walk

Cheaper Options
Inverness Youth Hostel
Tel:     +44 (0) 1463 231771
Email:     inverness@syha.org.uk 
A 10 minute walk from the city centre, Inverness Youth Hostel offers modern budget accommodation, with a selection of family, group and individual rooms, some of which are en-suite.  There are full self-catering facilities with an on-site cafe and guest lounges for your comfort. Beds are £12pp and rooms from £25.
It will take 20 minutes to walk to the conference venue.

Black Isle Bar and Rooms
Tel:      +44 (0) 1463 229920
Email:     inverness@blackislebar.com    
All rooms being exclusively held for the confernece until June! In the centre of Inverness with 14 rooms, all en-suite with a shower, toilet and sink. Rooms sleep 1-4 people per room. The bunk beds are hand made custom built wooden beds in the form of: single beds with a single bed above to sleep a total of up to 2 people; a double bed with a single bed above to sleep a total of up to 3 people; a double bed with a double bed above it to sleep a total of up to 4 people.  Rooms available from £25 pp pn.
The building is a short 3 minute walk to the bus and train stations and 10 minutes to the Conference Centre. Free WiFi is available throughout the building. Do not book online – either email or telephone and advise you are attending the conference.

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