Holyrood South opened in September 2014, an impressive building in Edinburgh’s Old Town designed by award-winning architects. With 249 study bed spaces within 4, 5 and 6 person flats around a central courtyard, it features a large common room for residents in addition to their communal kitchen and living rooms


This accommodation, along with Holyrood North, won the 2016 CUBO award, "Best Student Housing”, as voted by UK Universities. 


Holyrood South detailed access guide

Location

Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

10 min (0.6mi)

N/A

N/A

Kings Buildings (University Campus)

38 min (1.9 mi)

30 min (1.9 mi)

7,31,37,47,62A,N37, X37

Easter Bush (University Campus)

 N/A

60 min (7 mi)

37, 47, 62, N37, X37,

University Gym 

1 min (0.1 mi)

N/A

N/A

Princes Street (shopping)

19 min (0.9 mi)

24 min (0.9 mi)

29, 37, N37, 41, 42

Waverley Train Station

14 min (0.7 mi)

17 min (0.7 mi)

3, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, N37, X37

Edinburgh Castle

19 min (0.9 mi)

N/A

N/A

Closest Supermarket (Tesco Metro):

6 min (0.3 mi)

N/A

N/A

Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):

N/A

23 min (1.7 mi)

3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49

 *Duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

**Bus services are provided by Lothian buses and are subject to change. Visit their website for more info: http://lothianbuses.com/ The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

  • Self catered property
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Shared shower facilities
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Residence common room with pool tables, table tennis and TV
  • Cycle storage
Resident Guide
Bedrooms

Furnishings

All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed
  • Desk and study chair
  • Additional soft chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Open wardrobe with drawers below
  • Fixed light above bed
  • Internet provision

Bedding

Bedding, bedlinen and towels are not provided in University flats. You will, therefore, need to supply these items yourself (such as a duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, sheets and towels).

Bedding packs, comprising of a sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase can be purchased from the University (at an additional cost) using the order form link in your offer details. However, these packs are only available to students at beginning of lease.

Bathrooms

You will share a shower (comprising a shower cubicle and WC) and seperate WC and sink with your flatmates.

Communal facilities and services

Cooking Facilities

This is self-catered accommodation and kitchens are equipped with the following items:

  • Four-ring electric cooker with oven and grill
  • Microwave
  • Set of three saucepans, frying pan and chopping board
  • Kettle
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Basin
  • Dish drainer and pail
  • Sweeping brush, mop and shovel
  • Ironing board (no iron)
  • Crockery and cutlery are not provided.

Laundry

Students have access to on-site  coin-operated laundry facilities.

Common room

There is a common room in Holyrood South, which is equipped with a seating area, pool table, table tennis table and TV/DVD player.

Additionally residents can also access the following facilities at Holyrood North: Main Common Room, equipped with a seating area, pool table, table tennis table and TV/DVD player, 4 private bookable music practice rooms containing a full drum kit and a baby grand piano, and utilise the common study room with access to a shared printer.

Cleaning and housekeeping

In all common areas within the flats (kitchens, halls and stairs) are cleaned at least once a week.

It is your own responsibility to keep your bedroom clean.

Please note that all of our accommodation is non-smoking, this includes e-cigarettes.

Utilities

All utility bills are included.

Insurance

Provided by Cover4Students

Internet

High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection. 

Keycom

Use of the internet services is subject to the the University of Edinburgh computing regulations and those of the service provider for the property:

University computing regulations

Contact Us

Before you arrive, please email: accom.allocations@ed.ac.uk

After you arrive, please email: holyrood-site@ed.ac.uk

Holyrood South
Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2017-2018 Standard Single Room Shared £6230.00
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Holyrood South, 96 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
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