Heriot-Watt University

Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom
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University Accommodations

by wstport

I've been told that Univeristy accommodations are available in the summer months and vacation times..Does anyone know where I can get a listing or point me in the right direction? Thanks

RE: University Accommodations

by zizkov

If you check the official tourist site www.visitscotland.com a search will turn up accoms at Queen Margaret University, Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh First (which I think is part of Edinbugh University). I have stayed in the first and last named, both were pretty decent. Edinburgh First has the best setting, below Arthurs Seat and within (energetic) walking distance of the centre. And has an Olympic size swimming pool next door. The others are a few miles out of centre, QMU in a nice parkland setting, near main bus routes.

RE: University Accommodations

by leics

York uni does beds, with or without breakfast (I'd avoid the breakfast, personally). www.york.ac.uk I'd guess quite a lot of unis do the same sort of thing, especially those in popular places to visit, though many use their accommodation for conferences etc. Try googling the UK pages (www.google.co.uk) for town/ city name + university + summer accommodation and you should get some info.

RE: University Accommodations

by df53


RE: RE: University Accommodations

by scotstudent

So many students sub-let their rooms during the summer months, if you dont do it through the Uni, you will get a better deal!

me and my mates will have some rooms available on Nicholson street, during July/August. It is a few minutes walk from princes street, arthurs seat etc. Prices would be very reasonable.

contact me on barbourwill@hotmail.com for details.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

New Town is where the restaurants are

by Packerman

Most of the restaurants are located in the New Town area. My tip is to be in this part of Edinburgh when you are hungry. There were several Burger Kings, Pizza Huts, Starbucks, and one or two Subway, and McDonalds. There is a KFC in the train station along with other fast food joints in the food court. I'm sure there were pubs and other non-fast-food restaurants around too.

You have to go to the Castle...

by HarleyGus

You have to go to the Castle at least once. Having Scottish roots, I was very interested in learning as much history as I could and the Castle has plenty to share. Scottish history gives you some insight into the current culture. The Scotts seem to have a tremendous sense of pride about their heritage. Of course, people are people wherever you go and, to some, Edinburgh is just a place they happen to live in now. Pitty.

Don't miss the Carvings!!

by weewatty

I discovered this hidden gem of a chapel when I was a guest at a wedding recently.

There is some fantastic history to discover about the Rosslyn Chapel and their website is well worth a visit in itself.

At the moment a steel roof has been erected to protect the ancient roof during restoration.

The stone carvings are especially interesting to read about and fascinating to see. Some of them suggest that the Americas were discovered some 200 years before Columbus due to the fact that the carvings depict items(American Cactus for instance) which would only be known to the stonemasons if contact had been made with the Americas.

If you want to delve deeper into the history of this truely mysterious place then you would not be disapointed (a simple google search for rosslyn chapel giving you a wealth of information).

There is also an excellent well and stocked gift shop. Entrance is 4 pound sterling.

Amazing Architecture - Keep Your Head Up!

by scotlandscotour

Just wondering around for a half day, leads you to all sorts of wonderful places.

This church is pretty non-descript and looks quite forgotten, just one of many, but I love the slates and how it catches the light.

So try to keep your head out of the guidebook and look about you - that is where you'll find things like this!

Carry on out of town past the Kings Theatre and this is on your left hand side, before the petrol station and before Bruntsfield Links, incase you go looking ;-)


by Pixiekatten about Royal Mile (Miscellaneous)

Empires is a turkish restaurant in Edinburgh Old Town which offers a fantastic experience. This restaurant/café is not all about the food but the ambience and charm of this little place in amazing and to me rather unique. Walls are covered with pottery which are for sale and rugs and pillows give a true bohemian feel.

Food is turkish and spanish tapas. I recommend doing the Meze manu to sample different kinds of food and flavours. Also the vegetarian Moussaka is amazing!

The owner of the place also lives for music and likes to support local musicians. He often invites bands or singers to come play at Empires. On Saturdays it is often 'the Sound of Flamenco'. Eat and drink and enjoy a good show of Spanish sounds, songs and breathtaking dance!

Empires doesnt have an alcohol license - it is BYOB - 'Bring your own bottle'.
Corkage about £3. Relaxed!!


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 Heriot-Watt University

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Address: Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, United Kingdom