Edinburgh City Centre - Student
One of the main university areas, this incorporates Edinburgh
College of Art (eca) and the University of University’s central
area. A very popular location with students and residents, it’s
largely medieval in architecture and always busy. Includes the
Grassmarket and Cowgate with lively student nightlife.
In the picturesque medieval part of the Old Town, this is the
heart of the Edinburgh student nightlife. Even if you don’t live
here, you will probably spend a lot of time here. Closest to
A longer walk or bus journey to university campuses, this is
still a popular area with students. It’s very central, to the north
of Princes Street. It’s an expensive place to live - grand Georgian
flats, cobbled streets, boutique shops, restaurants and cafes. This
was the location for the film, “Shallow Grave”.
A little cheaper than the New Town as it’s considered to be
“fringey”, bordering onto the cheaper area of Leith. Ideal for
students on a budget who want to be close to their friends on a
much bigger budget! Easy walking distance from lively Broughton
Street and the main shopping centre of Princes Street.
Walking distance from the East End of the city, this area with a
mixed population offers much cheaper accommodation and appeals to
students and graduates. Shops and restaurants provide great
value. The main areas of Leith Walk and Easter Road are,
however, thought to be less safe than more central student areas.
The bustling waterfront area around “The Shore” is a thriving area
that is home to many of the city centre’s advertising, design and
media production companies.
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