Situated within Pollock Halls and at the base of the impressive Arthur's Seat, one of Edinburgh's most famous landmarks and a local favourite for hiking and outdoor exercise, the accommodation offers easy access to Edinburgh's central area, and is within 25 minutes walking distance of both the George Square and King's Buildings university campuses. All rooms are en-suite and residents have access to shared pantries across all floors, the newly developed Absorb common room and a computer lab, all situated within Chancellor's Court.

Chancellor's Court detailed access guide

Pollock Halls campus
Study areas
24hr Security
Common room
Outdoor spaces

Rooms & Prices

Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2020-2021 Standard Single Room En-suite £8501.00
2020-2021 Large Twin Room En-suite £5275.00



All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • Standard single bed or stacking single bed or double bed
  • Small chest of drawers (with one lockable drawer)
  • Television (You need purchase a TV Licence if you watch or record programmes live on any channel as they are being shown on TV, or if you watch or download BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer. This applies to any device or provider you use.)
  • Bedside cabinet
  • Desk and study chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Easy Chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Wall mounted pinboard
  • Internet and telephone provision


Bed linen is supplied at Pollock Halls. Bed linen comprises of a duvet cover, sheet and pillowcase. These items will be laundered every week.

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

Bedding packs, comprising of a duvet and a pillow, 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. 


Each bedroom at Chancellors Court has an ensuite (private) bathroom.

Common Rooms

There is one common room in Block A.

Snack preparation areas

The communal pantries have a snack preparation area and are equipped with the following items:

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle

The pantries are furnished with dining tables, stools, sofas, armchairs and coffee table.


Chancellor's Court has access to communal, coin operated, laundry facilities.

Cleaning and housekeeping

Study bedrooms in all houses are thoroughly cleaned once a week, including ensuite areas.

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


All utility bills are included


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High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection. A VOIP telephone is provided in each room.


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


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

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


Chancellors Court, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Campuses

Get Directions

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Location Walking Distances* Bus Distances** Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

18 min (0.9mi) N/A N/A

Kings Buildings (University Campus)

29 min (1.5mi) 22 min (1.5mi) 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, x37

Easter Bush (University Campus)

N/A 50 min (6.5mi) 67 (direct, 43min), 37, 47 (with walk 50 min)

University Gym 

15 min (0.8 mi) N/A N/A

Princes Street (shopping)

32 min (1.6 mi) 24 min (1.6 mi) 30, 33, 51, X95

Waverly Train Station

26 min (1.3 mi) 17 min (1.3 mi) 30, 33, 51, X95

Closest supermarket (Sainsburys Local)

9 min (0.5 mi) N/A N/A
Closest large supermarket (Sainsburys Cameron Toll) 20 min (1.1 mi) 15 min (1.1 mi) 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49, N37

*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.