Scotland's inspiring capital - Edinburgh

Discover one of Europe's most inspiring cities - we're sure the 100,000 students who live here would agree!


Living in Edinburgh

University isn’t just about academic learning; it's about becoming equipped with life skills, meeting new friends and becoming more independent. What better place to do all this than in Edinburgh?   

The city is regularly voted ‘Favourite UK City’ by Conde Naste and Guardian/Observer readers (the latter for 12 years running!). And it's the 'European Destination of the Year' in the 2012 Travel Awards - the so-called "Oscars of the travel industry". 

The quality of life in the city region is endorsed by its residents who registered 92% satisfaction, the highest of any city surveyed in a 2006 MORI poll. And Location, Location, Location agree, naming this UNESCO World Heritage site the best place to live in the UK. 

Edinburgh manages to celebrate its vibrant history while embracing all that’s contemporary thanks to its 12 major festivals and numerous cinemas, theatres and arts venues.  

And if you want to stretch your legs, Glasgow is less than 50 minutes away and you’re only ever a couple of hours from the stunning Scottish Highlands and Islands, making the city a perfect base for exploring the country.

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