Located a short distance from George Square, Blackwood Crescent/Causewayside is self-catered accommodation for postgraduates. Close to South Clerk Street, with transport links to the University and City centres, it’s tucked away in a quieter area, has a paved courtyard and is close to local restaurants and shops.


Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

13 min (0.6 mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

23 min (1.1 mi)

19 min (1.1 mi)

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

Easter Bush (University Campus)


33 min (6.3 mi)


University Gym 

15 min (0.8 mi)



Princes Street (shopping)

28 min (1.4mi)

23 Min (1.1 mi)

29, 31

Waverley Train Station

26 min (1.1 mi)

27 min (1.1 mi)

3, 29, 31, 37

Edinburgh Castle

26 min (1.2 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Tesco Metro):

10 min (0.5mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):


22 min (1.5 mi)

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

 *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
  • Coin-operated laundry
  • Cycle storage


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed

  • Small chest of drawers

  • Desk and study chair

  • Set of bookshelves

  • Wardrobe

  • Internet provision

  • Desk lamp


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.


You will share a shower and WC with your flatmates.

Four bedroom flats share one shower room (comprising a shower cubicle, WC and sink).

Some five bedroom flats share two shower rooms (comprising shower cubicle, WC and sink) or one shower room and one separate WC, with a sink. Other five bedroom flats only have one shower room.

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.


Students have access to communal, coin operated, laundry facilities.

Cleaning and housekeeping

In all flats common areas within the flats (kitchens, bathrooms, 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.


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


Provided by Cover4students


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

Contact Us

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

After you arrive, please email: blackwood-causewayside@ed.ac.uk

Blackwood Crescent/ Causewayside
Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2018-2019 Standard Single Room Shared £5661.00
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