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Zimmer und Frühstück Beherberungen bei den Residenzen der Universität von Edinburgh

Bleiben in Studentenresidenzen der Universität von Edinburgh ist ein praktisches und erschwingliches Mittel, die Hauptstadt von Schottland zu besuchen. Mit Einzel- und Doppelzimmer und Zimmer mit zwei Einzelbetten ab £40, ist es doch eine kostendeckende Alternative zu einem Gasthaus oder einem Hotel.

Edinburgh Besucherinformationen für Gäste

An Introduction to Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and the second largest city in Scotland after Glasgow. It lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Owing to its spectacular, rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, including numerous stone tenements, it is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe.

Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August. The number of visitors attracted to Edinburgh for the Festival is roughly equal to the settled population of the city. The most famous of these events are the Edinburgh Fringe (the largest performing arts festival in the world), the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Other events include the Hogmanay street party (31 December), Burns Night (25 January), St. Andrew's Day (30 November), and the Beltane Fire Festival (30 April).

The city attracts 1 million overseas visitors a year, making it the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom, after London.

Activities of interest in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a vibrant city, offering many activities and historic sites. Princes Street is the place to shop and the Royal Mile is home to thriving pubs and restaurants. Edinburgh Castle, which stands over the city, St Giles Cathedral, which dates from 9th century and the Edinburgh Vaults where visitors join a ghost tour, are just a few of the places of interest.  

Getting to Edinburgh

By Car: Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 8 and follow A720 and A71 to Edinburgh City Centre.

By Train: All trains to Edinburgh go to Waverley Station, off Waverley Bridge at the east end of Princes St. This is where the main ticket booking office is located.Taxis collect passengers from the station concourse. All trains to the north and to the west coast, including Glasgow, also stop at Haymarket station. For timetable and ticket enquiries: Tel. 08457-484950.

By Bus: The city's new bus station is in St Andrews Square, only a few minutes' walk from Waverley station. This is the terminal for all coaches from England, from other towns and cities around Scotland and also for local services to outlying towns and villages. There are left luggage lockers at the Terminus.

By Air: Edinburgh International Airport is 8 miles west of the city centre on the A8 Edinburgh-Glasgow road. Tel: +44 131 3331000 for general enquiries, +44 131 3443136 for airport information.

Geschichte von Edinburgh

Humans have settled in the Edinburgh area from at least the Bronze Age, leaving traces of primitive stone settlements at Holyrood, Craiglockhart Hill and the Pentland Hills.

In 1492 King James IV of Scotland undertook to move the Royal Court from Stirling to Holyrood, making Edinburgh the national capital. Edinburgh continued to flourish economically and culturally through the Renaissance period and was at the centre of the 16th century Scottish Reformation and the Wars of the Covenant a hundred years later.

In 1603 King James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English and Irish thrones, fulfilling his ambition to create a united kingdom under the Stewart Monarchy. Although he retained the Parliament of Scotland in Edinburgh, he marched to London to rule from his throne there. He ordered that every public building in the land should bear his family's emblem, the red lion rampant, and to this day the most common name for a public house in Britain is the Red Lion.

In 1639, disputes between the Presbyterian Covenanters and the Anglican Church led to the Bishops' Wars, a prelude to the English Civil War. During the Third English Civil War Edinburgh was taken by the Commonwealth forces of Oliver Cromwell prior to Charles II's eventual defeat at the Battle of Worcester.

In the 19th century, Edinburgh, like many cities, industrialised, but did not grow as fast as Scotland's second city, Glasgow, which replaced it as the largest city in the country, benefitting greatly at the height of the British Empire.

Edinburgh: the university

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland, making it one of the ancient universities of the United Kingdom. The founding of the University is attributed to Bishop Robert Reid of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney, who left the funds on his death in 1558 that ultimately provided the University's endowment. The University was established by a Royal Charter granted by James VI in 1582, becoming the fourth Scottish university at a time when more populous neighbour England had only two.

Famous Alumni:

There have been many notable alumni and faculty of the university, including economist Adam Smith, signatories to the US Declaration of Independence James Wilson and John Witherspoon, Prime Ministers Gordon Brown, Lord Palmerston and Lord John Russell, engineer Alexander Graham Bell, naturalist Charles Darwin and biologist Ian Wilmut, physicists James Clerk Maxwell, Max Born, Sir David Brewster, Tom Kibble, Peter Guthrie Tait and Peter Higgs, writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.M. Barrie, and Sir Walter Scott, actor Ian Charleson, composers Kenneth Leighton, James MacMillan, and poet William Wordsworth.

Reviews for Edinburgh

Basierend auf 734 Bewertungen

Very impressed with the value for money. The room was pleasant and a good size. The buildings were secure, which was reassuring. Excellent breakfast provided. Would definitely use again

(Review Of The Residencies, Edinburgh) The Residencies, Edinburgh

Room very clean with basic facilities. Maid service very good. Bed comfortable but only fitted with a flat sheet, no mattress protector. As a restless sleeper I ended up sleeping directly on the mattress as the sheet moved and did not tuck in round the mattress. Breakfast was excellent.

(Review Of The Residencies, Edinburgh) The Residencies, Edinburgh

We didn't know what to expect, staying in an university, but we were presently surprised with the standard and quality of the over all experience. It felt more like a hotel, than an university. The breakfast was wonderful. A great choice of self service, plus cooked breakfast was beautifully cooked. All the staff, including reception, restaurant and cleaners were all very helpful and polite.

(Review Of Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh) Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh

All very good re room, service and facilities - only down side was the number of people taking breakfast at the same time. General chaotic feeling with queues for things meaning difficult to sit down with everything hot, volume level overwhelming!

(Review Of The Residencies, Edinburgh) The Residencies, Edinburgh

All of the staff, from the moment we arrived to the time we left, could not have been more friendly or helpful. Would definitely stay here again. The food is delicious. Came back for dinner every night. Could not fault anything.

(Review Of Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh) Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh

Easy walking distance to town,or if you are lazy , a bus ride for only £1:50 will take you. This is the only place in town during the Fringe that you can see Zulu and Moari warriors in full dress , waiting for a bus to the Tattoo

(Review Of Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh) Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh

Good value, excellent customer service, very clean, good view of Arthurs Seat. A bit of a walk to the town centre but we knew that so not a problem and taxis easily available.

(Review Of The Residencies, Edinburgh) The Residencies, Edinburgh

comfortable room, much space in bathroom, good tea und coffee-facilities (ground coffee instead of instant), very good breakfast with good service, nice lounge, direct connection to city (less than five minutes to bus, 10 minutes into the city) and to holyrood park

(Review Of Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh) Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh

We really enjoyed our stay. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were ok. The only disadvantage: they were next to the lift and that was a bit loud.

(Review Of The Residencies, Edinburgh) The Residencies, Edinburgh
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