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Alojamiento bed and breakfast en las residencias de la universidad de Edimburgo

Alojarse en las residencias universitarias de Edimburgo es un medio práctico y asequible de visitar la capital escocesa. Con habitaciones sencillas, dobles y con camas gemelas a partir de £50, se trata de una alternativa rentable a un albergue o un hotel.

Las habitaciones son principalmente disponibles durante las vacaciones de Pascua y de verano (abril, junio, julio, agosto, septiembre), cuando los estudiantes ya no están allí. Normalmente las habitaciones se hacen disponibles entre dos y tres meses por adelantado, entonces por favor regresen al sitio web durante este período si en este momento no hay habitaciones disponibles.

Edimburgo información para los huéspedes

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.

Historia de Edimburgo

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.

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Totally understand the cheap prices and lack of certain things. I like a tv in my room, again I can understand why their isn’t but maybe a rental could work. Pay on booking and a deposit when arriving may work. Clean and tidy though and with the breakfast on offer still a steal at £50

(Comentarios de The Residencies, Edinburgh)

Breakfast- can you bring back the kippers for breakfast? missed it this year. Reception - would like to see a proper queueing process in the main reception, with a queue here sign with rope and poles. Some people are queueing and some are going straight to the desk.

(Comentarios de Salisbury Green Hotel & Bistro, Edinburgh)

I liked the room and the location and the wonderful breakfast. Things that were a bit poorer where for example no soap for shower or shampoo after the first day.

(Comentarios de The Residencies, Edinburgh)

The staff at reception were very efficient, helpful and pleasant. They were well informed about the area, facilities and amenities available and overall it was an excellent location for catching buses to the city centre and for getting to know Edinburgh. I would highly recommend this as good value for money accommodation with an excellent buffet breakfast.

(Comentarios de Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh)

Overall pretty good. Three small areas for improvements: fixed shower heads are difficult to rinse yourself with, so would be good if they could be on a pipe; also it would be good if there was a TV e.g. in the common rooms, if there isn't one already, and access to the common rooms - they seem to be locked after 8pm or 9pm - would be good if they were open later.

(Comentarios de The Residencies, Edinburgh)

Yes very good, would like to know how far in advance to book room, or apartment for Edinburg festival 2015. Also is 89.00 for twin, and en-suite the most economical price? Enjoyed stay.

(Comentarios de Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh)

Excellent facilities, helpful friendly staff. Brilliant location as we were there for the fringe festival. Only reason I've rated the standard of breakfast as average is because we never had the breakfast while were there. Will definitely book there again next year.

(Comentarios de The Residencies, Edinburgh)

Seemed to be an issue with the booking when I arrived which, after a long journey, was a bit of a concern. It was sorted out after 10 mins or so, but we did end up in a different building - no problem at all with that but did make me worry slightly about the system.

(Comentarios de The Residencies, Edinburgh)

The service and the surroundings were great. Breakfast excellent value. The overall experience was very good but the only improvement is that the access card to the dorm sometimes doesn't work. I guess technology isn't perfect but glad for the security.

(Comentarios de Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh)
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