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10 Things Every Edinburgh Student Must Do



Edinburgh is a historic, diverse and exciting city with so much going on. Filled with students and events and amazing views, you’ll never be short of something to do! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 things we think that every Edinburgh student must do during their time at uni. How many have you checked off the list?


1.     Eat a breakfast at The King’s Wark

An institution in Edinburgh! After a wild night out, this is hands down the place to recover. The atmosphere is very warm and their breakfasts are well known for being the very best of Edinburgh. A must go!


Contact details here: http://kingswark.co.uk/contacts


2.     Go out at Sneaky Petes

If you like indie music, you have your place! Even if the club is quite small, the vibes going on there are worth the visit, as well as the line up which is always really varied and will suit most tastes.

Check out their upcoming shows here: https://sneakypetes.co.uk/


3.     Go back in time to Prohibition

A must visit for any student studying in Edinnburgh. At Panda & Sons, you’ll enjoy your whiskey in the basement of an authentic barbershop. 

You can visit their website here: http://pandaandsons.com/


4.     Play 36 historic holes

If you like playing golf, this one’s for you! The Bruntsfield Links golf course turned 255 last year so you will enjoy golfing as well as the historical bit. Hole in one!

Check out their website here: http://www.bruntsfieldlinks.co.uk/




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5.     Go to a cat café

If you’re a fresher and you didn’t make lots of friends so far, maybe you’re in need of affection. We’ve got this sorted for you. At Maison de Moggy, you can have a drink and pet cats at the same time. 

Have a look at the cafe stars here: http://maisondemoggy.com/moggy-stars/


6.     Chill out and watch a movie

Forget about classic cinemas. At Dominion, everything is made to make you feel at home. From, old leather sofas, to footrests, you’re even encouraged to take your shoes off.

A couch for two people is £22, so it isn’t cheap but it is definitely worth a try for cinema lovers (Ideal for date night)

Get your tickets here: http://www.dominioncinema.co.uk/


7.     Amble down to the wild west

Have you ever dreamed of being a cowboy? Well, we got you! This alley behind Morningside looks just like John Wayne movies sets. It doesn’t cost a penny, so get your cowboy boots on and get pretending partner.


8.     Arthur’s Seat

No budget? No problem. Edinburgh’s most famous mountain is a good hike if you’re into it. Once you’ll be at the top which is 251m high, you will enjoy a fantastic panorama of Edinburgh. Good to be the king, isn’t it?



9.     Go skiing

Even if some years there is no snow in town, you still have Midlothian artificial ski slopes. It is £12 for an hour, but if you never tried skiing or if you miss it, put it on your bucket list.

10.     National Museum of Scotland’s Rooftop Terrace
Due to the very mysterious and maze-like presence of the National Museum of Scotland, this Rooftop can actually be very hard to find. However, once you navigate your way to the top of the building, the terrace welcomes you to some spectacular views of Edinburgh city and far beyond.


We hope you have enjoyed reading about some of our favourite things to do in Bristol. If you think that we missed something, please write a comment below.

You can visit their website here: https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info


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