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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

    Arran House is one of three residences we have in Edinburgh. It’s just a 20-minute walk from the University of Edinburgh and Napier University, and a 25-minute bus ride from Heriot-Watt University. Wherever you’re studying, getting there will be a piece of cake.

    The heart of the city centre is a 20-minute stroll away, so the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street (the main shopping area) and Edinburgh Waverley train station are virtually on your doorstep. You’ll be perfectly situated.

    Closest university: University of Edinburgh
  • Brae House

    If you’re studying in Edinburgh and want to enjoy the best of city life, come and live at Brae House. You couldn’t be better placed for fun, and the University of Edinburgh main campus is just a 20-minute stroll or short bus ride away!

    Brae House is right on the cusp of the famous Royal Mile in the Old Town, close to Princes Street (great for big-name shops), Edinburgh Waverley train station and minutes from the Omni-Centre, which has great places to eat and a Vue cinema.

    Closest university: University of Edinburgh
  • Canal Point

    Canal Point is one of our three student residences in Edinburgh, in a convenient city-centre location, putting you within easy reach of everything. 

    Less than 15 minutes away, you'll have easy access to the University of Edinburgh, The Meadows (one of the city's best parks), Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, Cameo Cinema and The National Museum of Scotland! Ideal!

    Canal Point is now sold out. Email us to register your interest for the waitlist or take look at our other properties in Edinburgh, Arran House and studios in Brae House.

    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.

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