Best universities in Edinburgh

Check out the top universities in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Peter's Yard
1. Peter's Yard
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41 local reviews
27 Simpsons Loan, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 228 5876
CafeFoodEstablishment
eileen
Swedish Café to stop at in the Meadows. Outside seating, lovely soups, pizzas, cakes and Swedish buns. Young v…
Hannah
A modern, airy Swedish cafe near the university - wonderful coffee, great bread and mind-bogglingly good card…
Ursula
Delicious cardamom buns and good coffee. Sometimes a bit crowded due to its vicinity to the Edinburgh Universi…
1. Peter's Yard
1. Peter's Yard
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41 local reviews
27 Simpsons Loan, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 228 5876
eileen
eileen
Swedish Café to stop at in the Meadows. Outside seating, lovely soups, pizzas, cakes and Swedish buns. Young vibe as near the university.
Hannah
Hannah
A modern, airy Swedish cafe near the university - wonderful coffee, great bread and mind-bogglingly good cardamom buns. Also a branch down …
Ursula
Ursula
Delicious cardamom buns and good coffee. Sometimes a bit crowded due to its vicinity to the Edinburgh University campus.
2. The Meadows
2. The Meadows
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159 local reviews
Bruntsfield Links, Scotland, Edinburgh
0131 529 5151
ParkEstablishment
Adrianna and Adam
Meadows public park - play or watch sports, have a picnic, often smaller festivals and fairy grounds during su…
Beatrice
Right by the University of Edinburgh, this park is lovely and lively (you will find events here in the summert…
Laura
This is a large park, right next to edinburgh university. This park is great to walk around and soak in the vi…
2. The Meadows
2. The Meadows
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159 local reviews
Bruntsfield Links, Scotland, Edinburgh
0131 529 5151
Adrianna and Adam
Adrianna and Adam
Meadows public park - play or watch sports, have a picnic, often smaller festivals and fairy grounds during summer. Old trees, tennis courts…
Beatrice
Beatrice
Right by the University of Edinburgh, this park is lovely and lively (you will find events here in the summertime). And just a walk away fro…
Laura
Laura
This is a large park, right next to edinburgh university. This park is great to walk around and soak in the view of Arthur's seat in the dis…
3. The University of Edinburgh - School of Education
3. The University of Edinburgh - School of Education
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12 local reviews
South Bridge, Newington
0131 650 1000
UniversityEstablishment
Victoria
Still in use by the university of Edinburgh, the old college has lovely architecture
Ali
Very close to Edinburgh university
Graeme
Still in use by the university of Edinburgh, the old college has lovely architecture.
3. The University of Edinburgh - School of Education
3. The University of Edinburgh - School of Education
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12 local reviews
South Bridge, Newington
0131 650 1000
Victoria
Victoria
Still in use by the university of Edinburgh, the old college has lovely architecture
Ali
Ali
Very close to Edinburgh university
Graeme
Graeme
Still in use by the university of Edinburgh, the old college has lovely architecture.
4. Summerhall
4. Summerhall
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49 local reviews
Summerhall Place, Edinburgh
Closing soon
0845 874 3000
Establishment
Frazer
Set in an old edinburgh university building this is a unique bar which also has a brewery which tours can be t…
Vicky
Great independent venue with lots of events. Also has a pub and cafe. Home to micro brewery. Used to be the un…
Bernadetta
Great venue for theatre, music, exhibitions and bar with food!
4. Summerhall
4. Summerhall
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49 local reviews
Summerhall Place, Edinburgh
Closing soon
0845 874 3000
Frazer
Frazer
Set in an old edinburgh university building this is a unique bar which also has a brewery which tours can be taken.
Vicky
Vicky
Great independent venue with lots of events. Also has a pub and cafe. Home to micro brewery. Used to be the university veterinary school so …
Bernadetta
Bernadetta
Great venue for theatre, music, exhibitions and bar with food!
5. Brew Lab | Artisan Coffee Bar
5. Brew Lab | Artisan Coffee Bar
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41 local reviews
6-8 South College Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 662 8963
CafeFoodEstablishment
Glenn
One of the original coffee shops in Edinburgh pulling a great quality espresso. A must if you're into speciali…
eilidh
Super cool coffee in the heart of Edinburgh University.
Carrie
If you're a coffee snob (like me;) then this spot takes it seriously and you'll appreciate it! City centre, ur…
5. Brew Lab | Artisan Coffee Bar
5. Brew Lab | Artisan Coffee Bar
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41 local reviews
6-8 South College Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 662 8963
Glenn
Glenn
One of the original coffee shops in Edinburgh pulling a great quality espresso. A must if you're into speciality coffee. Great range of cake…
eilidh
eilidh
Super cool coffee in the heart of Edinburgh University.
Carrie
Carrie
If you're a coffee snob (like me;) then this spot takes it seriously and you'll appreciate it! City centre, urban cool and laid back - you c…
6. Heriot-Watt University
6. Heriot-Watt University
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2 local reviews
Research Avenue North, Edinburgh
0131 449 5111
UniversityEstablishment
Vicky
Within walking distance of Addiston Mains is Heriot Watt University and research park. Many visiting post grad…
Jordan
Heriot-Watt University.
Jordan
Heriot-Watt University.
6. Heriot-Watt University
6. Heriot-Watt University
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2 local reviews
Research Avenue North, Edinburgh
0131 449 5111
Vicky
Vicky
Within walking distance of Addiston Mains is Heriot Watt University and research park. Many visiting post graduate visiting have stayed with…
Jordan
Jordan
Heriot-Watt University.
Jordan
Jordan
Heriot-Watt University.
7. Mary's Milk Bar
7. Mary's Milk Bar
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45 local reviews
19 Grassmarket
Closed now
StoreCafeFood
Andrew
A unique place, great to take kids - they make exquisite milkshakes and treats, and Mary herself is very frien…
Lynne
Mary’s Milk Bar is a cosy space for you to enjoy the best quality gelato and chocolate. She trained in Bologna…
Danielle & Roland
The best ice cream in town! Mary trained at the Gelato University in Bologna, Italy-for real! Wonderfully fres…
7. Mary's Milk Bar
7. Mary's Milk Bar
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45 local reviews
19 Grassmarket
Closed now
Andrew
Andrew
A unique place, great to take kids - they make exquisite milkshakes and treats, and Mary herself is very friendly! My girlfriend went to uni…
Lynne
Lynne
Mary’s Milk Bar is a cosy space for you to enjoy the best quality gelato and chocolate. She trained in Bologna, Italy at the prestigious Car…
Danielle & Roland
Danielle & Roland
The best ice cream in town! Mary trained at the Gelato University in Bologna, Italy-for real! Wonderfully fresh, original flavours-love the …
8. Pleasance Dome
8. Pleasance Dome
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2 local reviews
Pleasance Dome
0131 556 6550
Home goods storeStoreEstablishment
Kathleen
Usually one of Edinburgh university's student unions, Pleasance Dome hosts many shows during the fringe.
Karim
As with the Pleasance main Fringe venue, Pleasance Courtyard, this is housed in a centrally located university…
Karim
As with the Pleasance main Fringe venue, Pleasance Courtyard, this is housed in a centrally located university…
8. Pleasance Dome
8. Pleasance Dome
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2 local reviews
Pleasance Dome
0131 556 6550
Kathleen
Kathleen
Usually one of Edinburgh university's student unions, Pleasance Dome hosts many shows during the fringe.
Karim
Karim
As with the Pleasance main Fringe venue, Pleasance Courtyard, this is housed in a centrally located university union building at Potterow. T…
Karim
Karim
As with the Pleasance main Fringe venue, Pleasance Courtyard, this is housed in a centrally located university union building at Potterow. T…
9. Old College
9. Old College
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3 local reviews
Establishment
Kate
The iconic Old College of Edinburgh University
Fraser
University of Edinburgh's renowned law school.
Kate
The iconic Old College of Edinburgh University
9. Old College
9. Old College
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3 local reviews
Kate
Kate
The iconic Old College of Edinburgh University
Fraser
Fraser
University of Edinburgh's renowned law school.
Kate
Kate
The iconic Old College of Edinburgh University
10. Teviot Row House
10. Teviot Row House
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4 local reviews
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh
Premise
Tommy
For cheap food and drinks surrounded by young people you'll be best blending in at the historic Teviot Row Hou…
Ross and Lucy
Edinburgh university Student Union, they have a sports bar, nightclub and other cool bars inside with occasion…
Tommy
For cheap food and drinks surrounded by young people you'll be best blending in at the historic Teviot Row Hou…
10. Teviot Row House
10. Teviot Row House
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4 local reviews
Teviot Row House, Edinburgh
Tommy
Tommy
For cheap food and drinks surrounded by young people you'll be best blending in at the historic Teviot Row House with Edinburgh students. A …
Ross and Lucy
Ross and Lucy
Edinburgh university Student Union, they have a sports bar, nightclub and other cool bars inside with occasional live music :)
Tommy
Tommy
For cheap food and drinks surrounded by young people you'll be best blending in at the historic Teviot Row House with Edinburgh students. A …
11. King's Buildings
11. King's Buildings
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2 local reviews
Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh
Premise
Natalie
The University's Science department campus
may
Kings Buildings, Edinburgh University
May
Kings Buildings, Edinburgh University
11. King's Buildings
11. King's Buildings
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2 local reviews
Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh
Natalie
Natalie
The University's Science department campus
may
may
Kings Buildings, Edinburgh University
May
May
Kings Buildings, Edinburgh University
12. Talbot Rice Gallery
12. Talbot Rice Gallery
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3 local reviews
Talbot Rice Gallery
Closed now
0131 650 2210
Art galleryUniversityPoint of interest
jennifer
Set in the old Edinburgh university buildings
Linsey
University of Edinburgh's art gallery that shows an ambitious programme of national and international artists…
Linsey
University of Edinburgh's art gallery that shows an ambitious programme of national and international artists…
12. Talbot Rice Gallery
12. Talbot Rice Gallery
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3 local reviews
Talbot Rice Gallery
Closed now
0131 650 2210
jennifer
jennifer
Set in the old Edinburgh university buildings
Linsey
Linsey
University of Edinburgh's art gallery that shows an ambitious programme of national and international artists.
Linsey
Linsey
University of Edinburgh's art gallery that shows an ambitious programme of national and international artists.