Mylnes Court is part of a truly impressive and historic building on the famous Royal Mile, near to the Castle and overlooking Princes Street. It is a bustling and lively location, popular with tourist hotspots and street performances in the heart of historic Edinburgh. It consists of 3 traditional halls (Patrick Geddes, Philip Henman and Edward Salvesen) housing a total of 176 postgraduate students in self-catered flats. 

City centre location
Historic property
Common room

Rooms & Prices

Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2020-2021 Large Single Room Shared £7174.00
2020-2021 Standard Single Room Shared £6871.00


  • Self-catered property
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Coin-operated laundry


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed
  • Small chest of drawers 
  • Desk and study chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedside lamp
  • Pin board


Duvets, blankets, pillows, bed linen, mattress protectors and towels are not provided. You will, therefore, need to supply these items yourself.

Bedding packs, comprising of a sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase (does not include a mattress protector) 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.


You will share shower, bath and WC with your flatmates.

Couple flats have one bathroom, with shower over bath, WC and sink.

Three person flats typically have one shower room with shower cubicle, WC and sink

Five person flat typically have either:

Two shower rooms with a shower cubicle, WC and sink, or one shower room (shower cubicle only) , one shower room with shower cubicle, WC and sink and one WC only.

One of the five person flats has only one shower room with shower cubicle, WC and sink and one WC only.

Common Rooms

There is one large common room which consists of seating area, pool table, air hockey, table tennis, piano, TV room with DVD and sofas.

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.


Students have access to coin-operated, onsite laundry facilities.

Cleaning and housekeeping

Staff will visit your flat weekly and assist you in keeping common areas clean (kitchens, bathrooms, halls and stairs). 

We will visit en-suite shower rooms fortnightly to assist in cleaning these areas too. 

Residents should clear excess rubbish and remove all recycling to the designated areas,  they are also responsible for keeping their own bedrooms clean.

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

All utility bills included  - there is an average allowance of electricity but overuse can result in additional charges.


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


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

University computing regulations

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

After you arrive, please email: mylnes-court@ed.ac.uk


Mylnes Court, Lawnmarket, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Campuses

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Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

11 min (0.6 mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

42 min (2.1 mi)

28 min (2.1 mi)

41, 42, 67

Easter Bush (University Campus)


60 min (6.6 mi)

37, 62, 67

University Gym 

14 min (0.7 mi) 



Princes Street (shopping)

7 min (0.4 mi)



Waverley Train Station

9 min (0.5 mi)



Edinburgh Castle

2 min (0.2 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Sainsburys Local):

9 min (0.4 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):


24 min (2.2 mi)

3, 8, 29, 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.