The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre at 25 Palmerston Place is a listed building in a World Heritage Site. It is an impressive Victorian Townhouse which has been lovingly restored to its former glory. It provides a beautiful setting for all the activities of The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre and the home of Edinburgh Association of Spiritualists.

It is conveniently located in the Heart of Edinburgh’s West End, just a stone throw away from Haymarket Railway Station and convenient for all local transport links. We are easily found, right next door to St Mary’s Cathedral.

We are keen to be a resource for the whole community and as such, we offer a range of room hire suitable for meetings, classes, private functions, etc, which can be hired by businesses, individuals and local community groups, etc.

Helen Duncan & Mary Duffy Rooms

Our largest room & adjoining ante-room, which can be hired individually, are on the first floor and feature ornate Victorian features including a fireplace and chandeliers. Beautiful views to St Mary’s Cathedral and Edinburgh’s West End grace the wall of full length windows, making this a particularly attractive well-lit space. Popular for art exhibition space as well as larger classes or workshops, these rooms offer a fresh and vibrant space for any event.


The Sanctuary

A large ground-floor room, The Sanctuary is an inviting space showcasing modern stained glass windows and original features of our 1800’s Townhouse. An attractive space for  an array of events, from wedding receptions to Tai Chi workshops, due to its high capacity, raised platform area for a speaker or projector screen, and peaceful atmosphere. 


Lower Ground & Garden Rooms

Two newly refurbished rooms on the lower level of the building offer a calm & simple space of a moderate size, away from the main thoroughfare of the building. Ideal for meetings and conferences, rehearsal space, discussion groups, or any number of events, these rooms offer an oasis of tranquillity. 


The Library

Ideal for more smaller meetings or private classes, our Library offers an intimate space with a relaxed atmosphere. Adorned with bookshelves, beautiful artwork and a sofa, this versatile space also offers magnificent views of St Mary’s Cathedral across the street. A ground floor room right across from our Tearoom, the Library serves as the ideal space for a whole array of smaller events and meetings. 


For more information about our rooms for hire and prices:  Room Hire Rates for 2018
See here for information on Catering for events: Catering Menu

If you have previously hired a room from us, we would be grateful for your feedback which you can leave by clicking here.

Room Hire prices start from only £10 per hour for therapy rooms.

For further details about all bookings please call us on 0131 625 0700 or email:

Please note the following Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday 10am – 9pm
Friday 10am – 4pm

All event bookings are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

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