Best Locations for Student Accommodation:
Average rent will depend on the location. However, Marchmont is one of the most popular student areas and the average rent here is around £78.00.
The University has a range of campuses all located just outside of the city and easily reachable via public transport or car. However, a variety of buses run around the various campuses on a regular basis.
Travel from Edinburgh to other cities is excellent due to the great transport links. Edinburgh has its own airport and there are two train stations in Edinburgh. Firstly, one in the city centre and the second located west of the city called Haymarket .
Parking and Permit Information:
Resident permits are available from the local council in Edinburgh however the cost is calculated by zone and the Co2 emissions of your vehicle. You may also need a permit for a parking place at the University and these cost £48 p.a.
Living in Edinburgh:
Edinburgh is a historical city which attracts many tourists from all over the world and the sound of the bagpipes follows you wherever you go.With a diverse mix of bars,clubs and classic pubs you can always find somewhere different to go whatever time of the day.George Street in New Town hosts a selection of up market venues which are known for their charm and sophisication and although expensive give a unique insight into life in the city.For those that enjoy a good night out in a club dancing the night away there an array of different clubs which all provide for various music tastes. Lava ignite has two main rooms; one hosting cheese music and the main floor which plays contemporary and chart music. The Hive room is slightly similar in that it provides two different rooms but they offer a slight variety in genre with one playing chart songs and the other playing rock-esque music! However, if you want something completely different why not try CabVol and Bongo. Edinburgh is a big city and has lots to offer and it could take a lot of effort to check out all the clubs and bars,but others worth a visit include Candy,Opal,lulus and Tigerlillies.
Lastly, for those that enjoy live music – Edinburgh provides a number of gigs and one of the most popular is HMV Picturehouse which has a number of indie nights generally on Fridays and Saturdays.
Edinburgh’s shopping experience is excellent and again provides a variety of shops and stores that provide exclusivity and choice for all tastes and styles! Princes Street has mostly high street stores. George Street is a unique location with beautiful boutiques and gift shops. If however you want to experience the expensive stores of Prada and Gucci; go right into the heart of Edinburgh. Just off the city centre Stockbridge has an interesting array of shops.