Housed in a secluded 18th century courtyard overlooking the Meadows, the Institute is adjacent to most centres of University activity such as the University Library and the Schools of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square
IASH is within easy walking distance of the National Library of Scotland, the National Archives of Scotland, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland and the National Galleries of Scotland.
The Institute is at 1-5 Hope Park Square, off Meadow Lane. The main entrance is at 2 Hope Park Square. There is no vehicular access to the Square.
From Meadow Lane, walk through the archway into Hope Park Square, IASH is to your right.
From the Meadows, the gate to the square has the code 0131.
If you are arriving by taxi you should ask the driver to bring you to the Russian Orthodox Church, 2 Meadow Lane. On leaving the taxi, walk about 100 yards along Meadow Lane and turn right into Hope Park Square.
As of March 2018, vehicle access to Hope Park Square is still restricted.
The red blocks on the map below indicate road barriers, while the blue lines indicate pedestrian routes now open.