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Alloggi bed and breakfast alle reisdenze dell’università d’Edimburgo

Alloggiare alle residenze universitarie d’Edimburgo è un modo comodo ed abbordabile di soggiornare alla capitale scozzese. Con stanze singole, doppie e con letti gemelli a partire da £50, si tratta di un’alternativa conveniente ad allloggiare in un albergo o in un ostello.

Edimburgo informazioni visitatori

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.

La storia di 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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Very nice...great value for the price, close to the city center by bus, and a great breakfast! Felt like I was back in college, but without having to write any term papers!

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

The tea and coffee making facilities were welcome but what about some biscuits too? There was some noise from other residents outside late at night so this should be addressed. The cleanliness of the room was good and the bed comfortable. All in all very good value for money.

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, 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.

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Great value for money. Room very comfortable and super to have ensuite. Breakfast was tasty with lots of choice. The staff from booking in to cleaners and serving staff were all outstanding. Thank you.

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

The housekeeping crew were very noisy in the morning - calling out to one another and using wallow talkies at W volume. Even tho we paid for late check out we were disturbed by housekeeping wanting to clean our rooms, which was tough - we’d just completed the moonwalk and really needed some rest!

(Revisione di Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh) Chancellor's Court, Edinburgh

The staff in the Reception area was very friendly and extremely helpful.The room was clean and just as described. Breakfast was GREAT —huge selection of well prepared food. I enjoyed popping into the convenience store and I had a good pub meal in the bar. WiFi worked well and I walked to the central city each day — very convenient. I would highly recommend staying here.

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, 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.

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Very pleased with my whole experience of my stay at Baird House. Reception staff were welcoming and helpful. Breakfasts were a delight and serving staff guided me in the right direction as required. Accommodation was clean and tidy with plenty of space to store my belongings. My thanks to all concerned.

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh

Very professional and friendly experience. Good service. Excellent (mind-bogglingly) wide selection at breakfast. Quiet, comfortable room. Will be back next year!

(Revisione di Pollock Halls, Edinburgh) Pollock Halls, Edinburgh
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