Sciennes has 212 single study bedrooms, in flats of 3-6 rooms sharing kitchen and bathroom facilities; a large common room for all residents to use for social and study purposes was added in 2013. Pronounced ‘Sheens’, it lies just on the edge of the Meadows, Edinburgh’s most enjoyed park. It’s a short walk to George Square for those studying in the central area and the shuttle bus to King’s Buildings stops across just the road. The locality can be described as peaceful while thriving at the same time, with a good range of pubs, restaurants and antique shops as well as a multi-purpose arts and cultural venue which occupies the old veterinary school.

Close to Central Area
Common room
Cycle storage
Near Meadows public park

Rooms & Prices

Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2020-2021 Standard Single Room Shared £4,773.00

Standard single

Standard single room with shared bathroom facilities

Self-catered property

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

£4,773.00 lease cost
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Sciennes, Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Campuses

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Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

12 min (1.5 mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

24 min (1.5 mi)

14 min (1.2 mi)

42, 67

Easter Bush (University Campus)


40 min (6.2 mi)

37, 47 and 67

University Gym 

24 min (1.5 mi)



Princes Street (shopping)

26 min (1.3 mi)

24 min (1.3 mi)

29, 37, N37, 41, 42

Waverley Train Station

23 min (1.2 mi)

17 min (1.1 mi)

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

Edinburgh Castle

24 min (1.2 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Sainsburys Local):

5 min (0.2 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys, Cameron Toll):

24 min (1.1 mi)

13 min (1.3 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: The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.