- Liberty Living
Private Student Accommodation
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Accommodation available in Edinburgh
Located just off Leith Walk, the residence is central to the city and within easy reach of the University of Edinburgh and all the great things that Edinburgh has to offer.
Edinburgh has fantastic transport links throughout the city and beyond, and at Liberty Village you’ll feel the benefit. Edinburgh Waverley station is within walking distance from your new home, so you can always pop back to your folks at your old place if you need to!
Liberty Village prides itself on being safe and secure accommodation, plus its fully inclusive of everything you’ll need to have the perfect student experience.
Edinburgh for students
Edinburgh is Scotland's compact and hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.
Higher Education Institutions include The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Margaret University, Leith School of Art and Edinburgh College – there are thousands of students from over 100 countries living in the city.
Edinburgh is steeped in literary history as well. It’s the only city in UK to have a train station named after a novel (Waverley – Sir Walter Scott, if you’re interested), and where one of the most famous book series in the world was written by JK Rowling. You can even visit the café where Harry Potter was written as our private student accommodation in Edinburgh is at the heart of all the action.
There is a huge selection of restaurants and bars in Edinburgh, which cater to all tastes and budgets. From fast food and international cuisine to fine dining, Edinburgh is a foodie’s paradise.
In the city centre, if you want it, you’ve got it! You’ll find burgers for everyone, vegetarian food, international cuisine and more. You should definitely sample some of the many Indian restaurants in the city – we reckon they’re probably among the best in the UK! Local pubs serve great food at fantastic prices, and have a wide selection of beers and ciders to wash it all down.
And of course, you can’t study in Edinburgh without trying some of the local delicacies. Do you dare give haggis a go? It’s definitely worth a try with your new flatmates!
Things to do
Shopping on the scenic Princes Street is a unique experience, but we promise that despite the location’s history, you’ll be able to find all of the latest trends. You can also head to Waverley Mall, Ocean Terminal or to the city’s West End.
Edinburgh’s nightlife has everything. No matter whether you want to go to a bar or a club, you’ll find something right up your street. Whether you’re into EDM, hip-hop, alternative, pop or even jazz, the city is always rocking to a beat that will hit the mark with music and dance lovers alike.
Got some downtime? Take your pick when it comes to cinemas! You can also go to a sports’ game – the locals love cheering on Edinburgh Rugby who play their home games at Murrayfield Stadium.
Arts & culture
Edinburgh is a cultural minefield (but in the very best way). Explore Edinburgh Castle in your downtime, or museums such as National Museum of Scotland, Museum of Edinburgh and The Writers’ Museum. You can even take a ghost tour – they’re among the most famous in the world.
If you’re prepared to stretch your horizons (and your budget) a bit, why not try a night at the theatre? Theatre-goers can choose from The King’s, The Festival Theatre, The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Traverse and Edinburgh Playhouse theatres, each providing a truly astounding theatrical experience.
If you feel like having a good laugh, Edinburgh is renowned for its comedy!. It is also home to one of the biggest festivals in the world: The Fringe Festival. Every August, the city transforms into a hub of music, comedy and theatre shows for the entire month – many of which are absolutely free.
And finally, music lovers. There’s plenty here for you, so be sure to check out gigs at Liquid Room or Sneaky Pete’s.
Health & wellbeing
It’s easy to stay fit and healthy when you’re living in Edinburgh, as it’s a great city to walk around. The city has many hills and parks, including the walk up to the castle and around the cobbles, and through Princes Street Gardens.
There are also many opportunities to take road trips up to the Highlands with your flatmates from your student flats in Edinburgh, perfect if you’re into hiking, skiing or snowboarding.
Prefer to go to a gym? There are loads within the city centre and the surrounding areas, and many have students deals and no nasty contracts!
If you prefer to get active on campus, you can join a multitude of clubs or use the facilities at the universities.
Edinburgh has some fantastic public transport links, so it’s easy to get from one destination to the next. The main bus operators around the city are Lothian and First Edinburgh, with both offering some pretty good deals to students. Edinburgh is also served by trains and national coaches, so it’s easy to get to wherever you need to go.
After a night of partying or when you have somewhere to be in a hurry, there are some great local taxi services out there, and taxi apps that you can use as well.
When you stay at our student housing in Edinburgh, everywhere is accessible!