Silk Mill, Edinburgh

Dundee St, Edinburgh, EH11 1FH, United Kingdom
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£215
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1.8 mi from Edinburgh
1.8 mi from City Center( 40m. 24m. 14m)
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Edinburgh Napier University | 0.6 mi
Edinburgh College of Art | 1.0 mi
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gym
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Breakfast Bar
Karaoke Rooms

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About the Property

Silk Mill Edinburgh (EH11 1FH) offers a range of stylish studio and en-suite apartments. Located close to Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Edinburgh, it's perfect for students seeking convenience. The modern design, top-notch amenities, and vibrant community make Silk Mill Edinburgh an ideal choice. Enjoy easy access to local shops, cafes, and public transport. This Edinburgh student accommodation also features an amazing range of modern amenities to keep the students hassle-free. Experience comfortable living and a dynamic student life at Silk Mill Edinburgh.


Edinburgh, the historic and cultural heart of Scotland, offers a blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy, making it an excellent choice for students seeking a dynamic living experience. The city boasts a rich culture of architecture, from the medieval Old Town to the elegant Georgian New Town, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. With its iconic Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock and the stunning Royal Mile, the city exudes a unique charm that captivates residents and visitors alike. Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, is lined with high-street stores, boutique shops, and a variety of cafes, providing a lively atmosphere just a short walk from most accommodations. For those who appreciate the arts, the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and the National Museum of Scotland offer enriching cultural experiences year-round. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano offering panoramic views of the city. The Meadows, a large public park, provides an ideal spot for relaxation and outdoor activities.


Silk Mill Edinburgh stands out amidst student accommodations with its fusion of historic charm and modern amenities. Embracing the rich heritage, Edinburgh Silk Mill offers a unique blend of contemporary living spaces within a meticulously restored historic silk mill. Silk Mill student accommodation’s prime location ensures easy access to the city's cultural and academic hubs, making it the ideal choice for students seeking a distinctive living experience.

Features

Silk Mill Edinburgh offers a diverse range of room types to suit every traveler's needs. From the spacious 8-bed standard ensuite and 7-bed standard ensuite options to the cozy 6-bed standard ensuite and 9-bed standard ensuite choices, there's something for everyone. For those seeking a more private stay, there are standard studios and luxe studios available, each offering a comfortable retreat. For those desiring a touch of luxury, the executive studio and premium studio options provide upscale accommodations. Additionally, for groups or those looking for a premium experience, there are 9-bed premium ensuite and 7-bed premium ensuite rooms.


At Silk Mill Edinburgh, guests can expect an array of room amenities that redefine comfort and convenience. Each private room is designed for utmost privacy, accompanied by a sleek private bathroom for exclusive use. The shared kitchen fosters a sense of community, perfect for culinary enthusiasts. Not only this, there are several common amenities provided by this student accommodation in Edinburgh. Start your day right at the breakfast bar, where mornings are greeted with a delightful spread. Unwind in the communal lounge, ideal for mingling or simply relaxing with a book. For those seeking entertainment, the karaoke rooms promise endless fun, while the outdoor cinema offers a unique cinematic experience under the stars. Explore the city with ease using the bike hire service and secure bicycle storage. There is CCTV surveillance and onsite maintenance ensuring peace of mind throughout your stay.

Location and What's Hot?

Located within walking distance of Edinburgh Silk Mill, students find themselves at the crossroads of academic excellence. Edinburgh Napier University and the University of Edinburgh stand as towering bastions of learning, both mere strides away from Edinburgh Silk Mill. Imagine the ease of rolling out of bed and into the lecture halls or enjoying a stroll to the library without fretting over lengthy commutes. The convenience offered by this strategic location isn't just a perk; it's a game-changer. With such proximity to these esteemed institutions, residents of Silk Mill Edinburgh are poised for academic success without sacrificing comfort and convenience.


Your social life at this student accommodation in Edinburgh Scotland would thrive amidst the bustling energy of this dynamic locale. With a plethora of amenities just steps away, your day-to-day life would brim with excitement and convenience. Grocery shopping becomes a breeze with Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local nearby, ensuring you're always stocked up on essentials. Craving a caffeine fix or a cosy spot to unwind? The Hideout Café and Grounds Coffee beckon with their aromatic brews and inviting ambiance. Immerse yourself in Edinburgh's rich heritage for a dose of culture and history. Explore the Scottish National Gallery and National Museum of Scotland, where captivating exhibits await. In the evenings, indulge in a stroll along the Water of Leith Walkway, soaking in the enchanting views of the city.


Dining out becomes a culinary adventure with an array of options at your fingertips. Savor authentic Italian flavors at La Favorita, or tantalize your taste buds with innovative cuisine at The Kitchin. The Witchery by the Castle offers a romantic setting amidst historic charm, perfect for special occasions. After a day of exploration, return to the Silk Mill Edinburgh to unwind in style. With its modern comforts and prime location, it's not just accommodation—it's a way to an exhilarating urban lifestyle.

Commute

In Edinburgh city, accessibility is key, and Silk Mill Edinburgh stands out for its strategic location. Conveniently located near Dundee Terrace, Fountain Park, and Dalry Primary School bus stands, it makes commuting a breeze for residents and visitors alike. The proximity to these bus stands ensures swift and hassle-free travel across the city. For those traveling by air, Edinburgh Airport, Signature Aviation EDI - Edinburgh Int'l Airport, and Norton House Edinburgh are within easy reach from Silk Mill Edinburgh. Whether jetting off for a holiday or welcoming guests from afar, the airport's accessibility adds to the convenience of living in or visiting this vibrant city.

Distance

Fountain Park Shopping Center - 3 minute walk

Edinburg Napier University - 12 minute walk

Edinburg City Center - 27 Minute walk

University of Edinburgh - 30 Minute walk 

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Breakfast Bar
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

What do I do if I'm a first year student and I'm still waiting for my exam results?

These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date your results are published. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided they are satisfied, they will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full. If you’re still waiting for your exam results and you’re not sure whether your place at university is confirmed, don’t worry, you can still apply. If you are a prospective first year Undergraduate or Postgraduate student and your offer of a place at your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is withdrawn by the University or Higher Education Institute because you do not achieve the required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You must provide written evidence from the University that you do not have a place within 3 days of your results being published (and no later than 28th August, whichever date is sooner) and they will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year Undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply them with a copy of: A written or email confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation, stating full name and full details of the property booked; A written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved, or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

What do I do if I'm a first year post graduate student and I'm still waiting for my exam results?

These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date your results are published. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided they are satisfied, they will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full. If you’re still waiting for your exam results and you’re not sure whether your place at university is confirmed, don’t worry, you can still apply. If you are a prospective first year Postgraduate student and your offer of a place at your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is withdrawn by the University or Higher Education Institute because you do not achieve the required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You must provide written evidence from the University that you do not have a place within 3 days of your results being published (and no later than 28th August, whichever date is sooner) and they will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year Undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply them with a copy of: a written or email confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation, stating full name and full details of the property booked; a written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved, or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?

They property management do not charge a booking fee. When you accept your room offer, you’ll be asked to pay a deposit to secure your room which is secured with a deposit protection service and refunded at the end of your tenancy.

What if I want to cancel my booking?

You can cancel your tenancy agreement for up to 14 days after the date of your booking (the Initial Cancellation Period). For bookings made from 1st August to 30th September ahead of the academic year the booking is for, the Initial Cancellation Period reduces to 7 days. They will refund the full security deposit. Please note, £20 will be deducted from the refunded amount to cover any international bank charges for deposit refunds made to non-UK banks. If you cancel your booking after the Initial Cancellation Period, you remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until you are able to find another tenant that is acceptable to management and they are able to re-let the room. The replacement tenant must be over the age of 18 and have the necessary student status (it is your responsibility to find another tenant and provide them with the correction information). If you find a suitable replacement tenant and the room is re-let they will refund your deposit, less any appropriate charges, as well as a deduction of £50 for the variation of the contract.

Can I book if I'm under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, they can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it. They can accept under 18s in some of our properties subject to the Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

How do you allocate rooms?

When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability. If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform them in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form. You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable them to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to them.

Does the property management comply with the scottish letting agent code of pratice?

Yes they do and their Scottish Letting Agent Registration Number is LARN2005009.

Can I live at the management property?

You must be a full-time student to live with them. You can book with them whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of their cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?

Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at the property management except registered assistance dogs.

What can I bring?

You can bring most of your belongings but some electricals aren't suitable for the properties. Non UK compliant electricals such as rice cookers are not suitable for use with UK power outlets and this can cause fire risks.

Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow our ‘create application’ link , list the friends that you would like to live with and they will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!

Can I choose my room?

If you follow the ‘book now’ process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the ‘create application’ route which they will do our best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.

Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online. Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.

Do you provide Summer Accommodation?

Yes, their summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact.

Do I have to move out during the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you don’t need to move out during academic breaks.

Can I move in before my contract?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some management properties, which will be shown on the property page and details of the insurance can be obtained from the property manager when you check in. If you wish to confirm whether the property offers contents insurance, please contact the property team directly. Please note they advise taking out contents insurance if it is not included at your property and management is not liable for the loss or damage of your personal belongings and room contents.

Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide them with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange. If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.

Does my rental price include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.

How do I pay my rent?

Your rent can be paid in a number of ways:

* Online via by logging into your student account * At the property reception desk * By telephone to the property team * By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.

They always recommend making your rent payments through your account page in our web portal. You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here. Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason. They do not accept cash payments for any reason.

Can I pay in installments?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

When do I pay my rent?

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April. If you don’t have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 1 month prior to your contract start date. Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in. Other instalment options may be available.

What's included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase. All of our properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy. For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information. *a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information. ** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property.

Can I move-in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.

What if I don't have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, they recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website. Who can be a guarantor? To be a guarantor you must:

* Be resident in the UK (or Ireland if Aspen) for a minimum of 1 year * Be over 21 years of age * Be a homeowner or in full time employment * Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge * Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

Can I pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone.

Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor or an Irish Guarantor for Aspen.

What can I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?

You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team. You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up. You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date. A one off admin fee of £50 will be charge and payable with the initial 2 week rent payment and this £50 admin fee will not be deducted from the balance of rent due. Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.

Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however management offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.

When does the discount come off my rent?

All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.

How do I book a viewing?

You can book a viewing using the online viewing tool or by contacting.

How do I cancel or re-arrange the viewing?

Please use the link on the viewing confirmation email or contact.

How long does a viewing take?

A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

What will I be shown on my viewing?

The property team will guide you around the building and show you the social areas, outdoor spaces and on-site facilities as well as the rooms you would like to see (dependent upon availability). Please be aware that some rooms and apartments that you view may be occupied by the current residents.

I'm in a different country how do I view a property?

They offer a Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out.

Is there car parking facilities for when i move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.

How much are deposit?

Deposits vary by property and your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms. The deposit you pay when making the application cannot be used towards a rent instalment as this is secured with a deposit protection scheme for the duration of your tenancy.

What happens to my deposit?

Your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms.

When do I get my deposit back?

Your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement has ended and your room has been inspected. The amount returned to you will depend on any outstanding charges and any damage found in your room or the communal areas of your apartment. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 working days to be credited at the end of your tenancy period. All deposits are secured with a deposit protection scheme, such as the Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Scotland. You will be contacted by the deposit protection scheme and asked to authorise the refund and submit your bank details to them. For this you will require your deposit repayment ID, which will have been sent to you via email at the time of registering your deposit. Please be aware, the deposit refund process is managed by the deposit protection scheme and is not able to be influenced by management. Should you have any queries regarding your deposit repayment ID, you should contact the deposit protection scheme directly: Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Service. Please note if you ask for your deposit to be repaid to a non-UK bank account, bank charges will apply. Please see deposit protection scheme FAQs:

* Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales) * Letting Protection Service (Scotland)

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Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Finding suitable student accommodation in Edinburgh can be a challenge, especially for those new to the city. Fortunately, amber simplifies this task, providing plenty of student accommodation Edinburgh options. Deciding to reside off-campus comes with several advantages over on-campus living, such as increased independence, more diverse options, and often a closer immersion into the local Edinburgh culture. Amber offers a range of room types in convenient locations across Edinburgh, ensuring that whether you're studying at the Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Napier University,University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University or any other prestigious institution in the city, there's a comfortable and convenient place for you.

The choicest student accommodation Edinburgh options boast a range of amenities designed to suit students' needs, such as high-speed internet, communal study spaces, and often fitness centres, all designed to support both academic success and a balanced lifestyle. Among the best options for student accommodation are Westfield, Silk Mill, Scotland Nest Straits Meadow Edinburgh, and many more. When considering where to live during your university days, student accommodation in Edinburgh Scotland exemplifies convenience and comfort for a memorable university experience.

About Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, brims with a historical aura that dates back centuries, striking architecture, and a cultural vibrancy that makes it an attractive destination for students worldwide. Edinburgh hosts more than 50,000 students each year in some of the top universities in the World, located in the city. Known for its Edinburgh Festival, the city is a hive of creativity, hosting a range of artistic performances each year. The enchanting cobblestone streets echo stories from its rich past, and the majestic Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city, serving as a constant reminder of its deep-rooted heritage.

The city's academic scene is bolstered by top-tier institutions, including the Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh (King’s Building Campus), and Edinburgh College (Granton Campus), establishing Edinburgh as a global hub for higher education. Whether it's proximity to campuses or the need for a spot to relish the local arts and gastronomic landscape, the demand for student accommodation in Edinburgh is high among scholars.

Localities such as Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh City Centre Newington, Potterrow, and Holyrood have become popular among students for their proximity to universities and the many Edinburgh student housing options. Each area brings something different to the table, from Marchmont's tranquil parks suitable for study sessions in the sun to Old Town's historic allure. Edinburgh's reputation for educational excellence is reinforced by its universities’ accolades, contributing significantly to both local and international educational landscapes. Through platforms like amber, finding the right Edinburgh student accommodation options to suit individual preferences becomes an easier part of the exciting journey of studying in Edinburgh.

Best Student Accommodation in Edinburgh

Finding the perfect off-campus Edinburgh student accommodation can be a crucial part of ensuring a memorable and fulfilling university experience. For students relocating to Edinburgh, short term student accommodation Edinburgh options offer a plethora of benefits. Independence is one of the main draws, as students get the freedom to manage their living space and daily routines without the restrictions often found in on-campus dorms. Moreover, such student housing Edinburgh options can often be more affordable, with a variety of types that fit different budgets. From ensuite rooms to private studio apartments, Edinburgh student accommodation options cater to a range of preferences and needs. Below is a list of properties for student accommodation in Edinburgh, each delivering its unique blend of comfort and convenience, well-suited for any student's requirements:

1. 8 Roxburgh

2. Haymarket

3. Sugarhouse Close

4. Gorgie

5. Edinburgh College Residence

6. Vita Student Iona Street

7. Gateway Apartments

8. McDonald Road

9. Chalmers Street

10. iQ Fountainbridge

Cost of Living in Edinburgh

Understanding the cost of living in Edinburgh is crucial for students planning to study and live in this historic city. The average cost for students can vary widely, with living expenses in Edinburgh forming a significant part of a student's budget. The cumulative monthly cost of living for a student in Edinburgh is typically around £1,000 to £1,500 per month. Below is the break-up of all the expenses that might come your way, apart from the rent for your Edinburgh student accommodation:

1. Food & Groceries: £160 - £250/month

2. Transportation: £55 - $75.month

3. Utilities (including Internet): £120 - £200/month

4. Clothing: £150 - £200/month

5. Sports & Leisure: £100 - £150/month
6. Miscellaneous: £150 - £200/month

Student Travel Edinburgh

Transport and travelling are very convenient tasks, thanks to the city's well-connected transportation system. The town is famous for its travel services, including buses, trams, and rental bikes, with stations conveniently located near your student accommodation Edinburgh options. Lothian Buses is a leading bus company that operates bus connections across the city on over 50 different routes. Additionally, the city also has an excellent railway system. The city has two major train stations - Waverley Railway Station and Haymarket Railway Station. The Waverley Station is nearest to the Edinburgh Fields College, while the latter is closer to the Murray Fields structure. Mentioned below are a few more transportation options:

1. Bus

Travelling by bus in Edinburgh City makes it easy to explore this beautiful Scottish city with a range of travel cards and passes. The city has a Rida card, a payment option for unlimited travel on buses, trains and trains in certain regions. With comprehensive bus services and student fares, commuting is hassle-free and allows students to explore the city's attractions, universities and theatres easily. A ticket for a single journey will cost you around £1.60.

2. Tram

The tram system provides convenient and fast transportation. Buying a Rida card can make unlimited trips on trams and buses. The tram network connects key places such as universities, shopping malls and tourist attractions, giving students the confidence and convenience of travel. A ticket for a single day will cost you around £4.50.

3. Cycling

Cycling in Edinburgh is easy for students, with many affordable options. Edinburgh's excellent bike and cycle paths make it easy and convenient for students to explore the city on two wheels. Additionally, most student accommodation Edinburgh options come with secure bike storage facilities as well for added convenience.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh, with its rich history and vibrant culture, offers a fantastic quality of life for students, combining tradition with a modern, dynamic living experience. Edinburgh student accommodation is surrounded by an atmosphere replete with a sense of security and academic focus, making it an optimum environment for learning and personal growth. From the cosy coffee shops perfect for study sessions, like Brew Lab, located on South College Street, to the lively bars of Grassmarket, where students often unwind, there’s something for everyone. Caffe Nero is a perfect retreat for those seeking inspiration or a nice cup of hot beverage. The Meadows Tap is the place to vibe in with great food and the best atmosphere to unwind for students.

The world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe turns the city into a playground of the arts every summer, offering comedy, theatre, and music and drawing audiences from around the globe. Other attractions contributing to Edinburgh's student lifestyle include the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the magical Edinburgh Christmas market, both rich with tradition and entertainment. The student accommodation Edinburgh options are a lot more than just having a place to stay; it's about immersing oneself in a setting that nourishes both academic pursuits and a rich, fulfilling social life. Students in Edinburgh are perfectly positioned to take advantage of all this spectacular city has to offer. Whether it's soaking in the spectacular panoramic views from Arthur's Seat or enjoying a quiet read in the charming local bookshops, Edinburgh accommodates every aspect of student life with grace and ease.

Edinburgh Tourist Attractions

Steeped in history and architecture, Edinburgh captivates visitors with its scenic landscape and cultural jewels. It's no wonder students seek Edinburgh student accommodation options to immerse themselves fully in this remarkable city. Some of the top tourist spots, which are easily accessible from your student accommodation in Edinburgh, include:
1. Edinburgh Castle

2. Royal Mile

3. Holyrood Palace

4. Arthur’s Seat

5. National Museum of Scotland

Universities in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for its esteemed universities, each offering an exceptional academic experience amidst the city's historic and cultural backdrop. These universities offer a range of courses to choose from in different fields. Some of the best are:

1. Edinburgh College of Art
2. Edinburgh Napier University
3. Edinburgh College (Midlothian Campus)
4. University of Edinburgh (Holyrood Campus)
5. Heriot-Watt University

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