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Scotland's festival city...

Recently named ‘European Destination of the Year’ at the World Travel Awards, Edinburgh is a city where you can focus on what you want most from your student experience. There’s plenty going on in Scotland’s capital to offer you a range of experiences all year round, and with our Edinburgh student accommodation being at the heart of it all, all you’ll need to decide is what to enjoy first.

4 reasons why our students love Edinburgh

Edinburgh extinct volcano

The extinct volcano

Arthur’s Seat is a top place for a picnic and enjoying the city skyline.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Nowhere is better than Edinburgh in the summer. Loads of comedians have made their debut here and there is always something wacky going on as well. The Fringe events are also really reasonably priced.
Scottish national drink

Scotland's national drink

Taking in a whisky tour is an entertaining, and possibly intoxicating, experience.
Edinburgh celebrating New Year

New Year

The festivities include great events, live music and food and drink aplenty, attracting people from across the globe for the renowned Hogmanay celebration.

Local area

Transport

There's plenty of affordable ways to get around Edinburgh using public transport. Various bus companies operate around the city and, if you're travelling further afield, the Edinburgh Waverley train station makes connecting with cities like Glasgow, Aberdeen, and even London, simple. It's easy to travel abroad from Edinburgh too, with Edinburgh Airport around 15 minutes away by train.

Sport

Aside from facilities on campus, you can expect to find plenty of gyms in and around Edinburgh, or why not take your workout to the city's greatest outdoor gym, Arthur's Seat. If you like watching live sport, then a visit to Murrayfield Stadium, home of the Scottish Rugby Union Team, is an absolute must.

Shopping

Edinburgh is a great city for shopping, with plenty of independent shops and boutiques as well as national chains. You'll find all the big brand names, including House of Fraser, Zara and Primark, on Princes Street. There's plenty of choice when it comes to food shopping too, with Sainsbury's and Tesco supermarkets located right in the centre of town.