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Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, offers a student living experience few cities can match. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with some of the most historic buildings in the whole of the UK (including Edinburgh Castle, home of the famous Hogmanay parties).

A student city

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Eating in Edinburgh

If you enjoy the cosy atmosphere of a traditional pub, The Greenmantle could be just what you’re looking for. With regular quiz nights, live music, poker, pub food and vodka-mixers for just £2, this student pub is a great place to have a few drinks after lectures or at the start of a night out.

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Easing You into Edinburgh

We know how important it is to settle in and make friends as part of your university experience, so we’ve designed our buildings with this in mind. All of our residences have their own communal social spaces, including common rooms, study areas, courtyards - some even have cinema rooms and gaming areas!

3 spaces in Edinburgh

  • Arran House

    These ensuite rooms and private studios sell out, year after year. No guesses why…

    The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and the shops of Princes Street are just a 20-minute walk away. Same distance as the University of Edinburgh and Napier University. But why just sleep and run? There’s a great community here too. Hang out in the common room, games room and communal kitchen and you’ll find it. We also host regular wellbeing events, making sure there’s nothing between you and your best life.

    Closest university: University of Edinburgh
  • Brae House

    Edinburgh knows how to party. Join in and we’ll give you a great place to come home to, right on the edge of the Old Town (parents love it!).

    Princes Street is close by, along with the famous Royal Mile and the fantastic restaurants of the Omni-Centre are just minutes away.

    Work to be done? We’ve got study rooms and Brae House is a 20-minute walk from Edinburgh Uni. Brain feeling foggy? Try a head-clearing hike up to the stunning views from nearby Arthur’s Seat.

    Closest university: University of Edinburgh
  • Canal Point

    Living less than 15 minutes from Edinburgh Uni takes the stress out of morning lectures – but adds a whole lot of great things to your student experience...

    Nothing beats a lazy day in the nearby Meadows, one of Edinburgh’s best parks, and if you’re feeling cultural, there are art galleries and museums everywhere. The shops of Princes Street are close by and then there’s the famous nightlife – and you’re well-placed to make the most of it!


    Closest university: University of Edinburgh
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Our Spaces

Looking for student accommodation in Edinburgh? We've got three student residences situated to suit whichever university you're studying at - whether it’s Heriot-Watt, Napier or the University of Edinburgh - including superb city-centre locations. We've got a cosy collection of one-bed and shared flats, or a range of studios to choose from. This means you can comfortably live in your desired way and choose a price to match your needs.

Tracking down the best student housing in Edinburgh can feel like quite a big task: all across the city, there are options to choose from. We like to think our residences offer a superior, safe and social living experience, with lots of extra benefits thrown in. From inclusive bills, to 24-hour staff, to high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi, living with us is definitely a step up from the average student flats in Edinburgh.

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Check the individual residence pages to see what each has to offer, but rest assured that we’ve got the social aspect of student life covered. You deserve more than just the same old student housing in Edinburgh. You deserve the best living experience possible, which you can get with us. Feel free to explore our student accommodation in Edinburgh and what each residence has to offer.

We're here to help

Moving into new student accommodation can be daunting. But, we are always on hand to answer any questions you may have...
Your university

University of Edinburgh and Napier University

We welcome students from all institutions in Edinburgh! Our three residences are communities of academics ready for you to meet.

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The beautiful city of Edinburgh

The hilly capital of Scotland is home to Arthur's Seat - an imposing peak which sits above the city. The breathtaking views from the top give you a superb overview of the centre of Edinburgh, which makes it easy to spot new places you want to go and explore.

The Royal Mile, running down from Edinburgh Castle, is packed full of things to see and do, including the wonderfully unusual Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Vaulted basement shops and restaurants line the street and the walkways coming off it - see if you can find Wings, for the best chicken in all of Scotland (in dozens of different flavours and coatings!). It’s easy to understand why students love the city so much. So what are you waiting for? Time to apply for the best student housing in Edinburgh!

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Edinburgh also plays host to the much-loved and world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as rugby internationals at Murrayfield Stadium, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and countless more highlights. The quality of student accommodation in Edinburgh is matched by the lifestyle on offer for those living here. It’s a classic university city, with a significant educational pedigree. As you’d expect, it also has many student hotspots, including Princes Street, where you can find a range of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.

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