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Freie Zimmer gibt es hauptsächlich in den Ferienzeiten (Weihnachten, Ostern und Sommer), allerdings stehen auch während des akademischen Jahres immer wieder freie Räumlichkeiten zur Verfügung, vor allem an Wochenenden. Verfügbare Zimmer werden häufig erst 2-3 Monate im Voraus ausgeschrieben. Wenn Sie also zurzeit keine freien Zimmer finden können, besuchen Sie uns bitte in diesem Zeitraum wieder.

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

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Excellent value. We stayed ten years ago and again at the beginning of this holiday (4th July). Will definitely stay again when and if back in Edinburgh.

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

The room was exactly what we required for a one night stay in town. Breakfast was exceptional, and all the staff we encountered were very helpful and polite. We loved the well-kept grounds and the location was delightful, close to all transport, and not far to walk into the centre of town. We will be back, and will certainly recommend to friends and family.

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

Breakfast of champions - you couldn't hope for more. Rooms pretty good, location excellent for the Pleasance. Make sure that you ask for a room away from the restaurant/bar areas as their early morning deliveries can be rather noisy..

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Brilliant - sorry I only stayed 1 night; I will be back, for longer, next year! [The booking was for Baird House, but on arrival, I was advised I would be staying in Grant Hse]

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

+ Booking an extra night at the reception was very easy - I felt the springs in the mattress in my back; it should be replaced - Pantry lacks a cooker, pots/pans/plates, a table

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Very well organised, great location and clean, comfortable rooms. Fabulous breakfast and liked the buzz in the dining hall - such a diversity of ages and nationalities! Really enjoyable stay.

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

My room was located close to elevator and entrance door, so it was really noisy at night, I had to sleep with ear plugs. But in general room was very comfy, clean and nice. Staff was super helpful, thank you.

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

it would have been more convenient if we could have checked in earlier, because we'd come by public transport and had to catch a bus back into Edinburgh. The website was a little outdated, bus fare into Edinburgh is £1.50 not £1.20, there is also a day pass available for £3.50 which would have been useful information.

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

Very good overall experience I have used rooms in the past as well as this time and would certainly use you again for a future visit to Edinbugh.... thanks chris Million

(Review Of Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh
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