Settle into your new student home in Edinburgh and feel the excitement of one of the UK's best student cities all around you. With 12 distinct neighbourhoods, you'll have adventures and make memories as you explore them all.
Edinburgh: festivals, fringe and a friendly welcome
The Scottish capital is a UNESCO world heritage site and everything from its castle to its cobbled streets feels iconic, with history stamped on every façade and street corner. But, student life is all about the here and now, and you couldn't get more current than Edinburgh's vibrant atmosphere, cultural scene and nonstop nightlife.
Your student accommodation is the ideal base to explore Edinburgh's unique neighbourhoods. Stroll down to Leith for eclectic shops and restaurants on the waterfront. Check out charming cafes and thrift shops in Morningside and Bruntsfield. And explore student hotspot, Southside. Each area is filled with pubs, clubs, shops and cafes, all with a distinct character.
Your city centre student accommodation gives you a ringside seat for the famous Edinburgh Festival and Fringe in August. But there are loads of other events to get involved in, including international science, film, jazz and art festivals. Discover the origins of the planet at the mind-blowing Our Dynamic Earth exhibit and view cutting-edge contemporary art at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Edinburgh's cityscape is unique – nowhere else can you see a medieval Old Town and planned Georgian New Town side by side. From your student home, you can walk to the top of Calton Hill for a panorama across the city. Edinburgh has always been Scotland's intellectual and cultural centre, and is home to the Scottish Parliament. Today, it's a leading technology, medical and scientific centre, and the largest financial services hub outside London.
Edinburgh is well connected to the rest of Scotland and the UK, with extensive road, rail and air links. Glasgow is around an hour's drive away and Newcastle 2.5 hours. There are two major rail stations with frequent services to the north of England, Aberdeen and London. Train travel to London takes around five hours, or there is a sleeper service between the two cities. Edinburgh Airport likes 8km outside the city. Buses, trams and taxis offer easy travel around the city.