Moving away to university and searching for a place to live can be a daunting prospect, whether you’re only moving an hour away or studying in a new country. Fortunately, for those studying in Edinburgh there are lots of great neighbourhoods to search for accommodation, here are our top 5.
If you want to be right in the centre of the action and close to all the fantastic attractions Edinburgh has to offer searching for accommodation in the heart of the city centre is ideal for you. Many university buildings are within walking distance and others can be reached by the excellent transport links. What’s more for entertainment you’ll never have to travel far with a plethora of venues right on your doorstep.
Just minutes away from the city centre and a hugely popular neighbourhood with students studying in Edinburgh, Fountainbridge is a great option for those that want the excitement of the city in easy reach but can get away from it too. You won’t always have to travel to the city centre for entertainment as you’ll find lots of local options nearby too, giving you variety when it comes to pubs and restaurants.
One of the most popular areas for student accommodation in Edinburgh is Haymarket. The area’s great access with transport links to the city centre and West End and the local train station means it’s perfect for getting about. What’s more there’s a huge selection of traditional pubs to enjoy in the area as well as bars, shops and cafes nestled among beautiful Georgian buildings with a laid back vibe.
If you want to get the full atmosphere of Edinburgh selecting a place in Old Town is perfect. The area is bustling day and night and has fantastic restaurants, bars and shops scattered along its winding streets. The neighbourhood of Old Town is steeped in history and it’s viewable at every turn as you explore the beautiful streets packed with cultural attractions. Staying in the area gives students studying at The University of Edinburgh, Old College and Medical School easy access to get to their lectures and seminars.
New Town is one of the best neighbourhoods for students in Edinburgh. Despite being called New Town it still has a historic feel with the typical Edinburgh Georgian buildings and quaint cobbled streets. With student accommodation here you’ll be close to the lively and vibrant city centre and have access to a huge range of great pubs and restaurants.
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