Lucky you! You get to live in a city bursting with culture, creativity and students!
Presenting...THE EDINBURGH GO TO GUIDE!
Find Some Food
- Wagamama situated on Edinburgh's Lothian road offers an authentic Japanese dinining experience serving up traditional and contemporary cuisine.
- If you are tired of the same old sandwiches head down to Union of Genius at lunchtime, the one and only soup specialists.
- If you are looking for an afternoon tea then Mimi's Bakehouse will satisfy your sweet tooth or make you feel all warm inside with some baked goodness.
- Catering for all, the best place to go for some gourmet pub grub and speciality beers is The Holyrood 9A.
- Restaurant and take out, the Broughton delicatessen brings you the finest cuts, pancakes, salads and cooked breakfasts around. Check out the website for their personal recipe blog.
- And, if you are looking for something a little closer, check out the restaurants at Fort Kinnaird. Pizzas, burgers, chicken - all you want right on your doorstep!
- Arriving in September with post Fringe festival blues? Catch a show all year round at the Traverse or King's theatre.
- You don't have to stray far from the city centre for a nice stroll up a former volcano! Arthur's Seat is well worth the climb, with views of Edinburgh, Leith and the Firth of Forth to Fife. It's found in Holyrood Park, a few minutes walk from Edinburgh's Old Town.
A Bird's Eye View Of The City
- If you are new to Edinburgh the castle is a must see, but that's a given!
- Edinburgh architecture is one of a kind and so diverse, why not chill with a picnic in Calton Hill park and take it all in?
- Shop 'till you drop on Princes street, including all of the major highstreet brands and some quirky local shops.
- If you are looking for something a little more traditional or some place to impress your family, head down the Royal Mile where you will find authentic kilt makers, knit shops, whiskey experiences and the fudge kitchen.
- Looking to fill your fridge? You don't have to go far with our student shopping guide to Musselburgh.
- George Street is the nightlife hotspot with some of Scotland's most popular clubnights.
- The Liquid Room attracts some big hitters on the DJ and band scene.
- Indie-electro? Live acts? Try Caberet Voltaire
- Fancy a bit of 90's retro? Try The Shack
- Funky? Let's get down! @ Shanghai or LuLu
- Techno! Techno! Techno! With The Caves and The Bongo Club
Getting into the city from campus is easy, get to grips with these direct transport links.