About Edinburgh - Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is considered one of the best campuses in Edinburgh with modern accommodation and state-of-the-art facilities. It is surrounded by acres of green space and yet conveniently located close to the city centre. Heriot Watt was founded in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics’ institute. Edinburgh is the world’s festival capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with world-class visitor attractions.

Recommended ages: 10-17

Edinburgh - home to Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh – home to Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University – Programme Highlights

  • Full day to Edinburgh by public bus including a walking tour of the Royal Mile and entrance to Edinburgh Castle
  • Lunchtime departure to Edinburgh by public bus with visit to Royal Botanic Gardens, Calton Hill climb and late return to campus
  • 3 half day visits to Edinburgh by public bus with a wide range of visits to Edinburgh museums and galleries
  • Full day excursion to Glasgow with walking tour of city centre and visit to Kelvingrove Gallery of Modern Art
  • Full day excursion to Loch Lomond and Stirling including visit to Stirling Castle
  • Fun onsite activity programme including a unique Scottish night and Ceilidh evening


  • En-suite accommodation furnished with a desk for private study and personal Wi-Fi router
  • All bedrooms have access to a communal lounge and laundry facilities
  • Located in a beautiful, natural setting surrounded by landscaped gardens
  • The halls of residence are located at the rear of the campus, about a 5 minute walk from the canteen and classrooms
  • Rooms are situated on long corridors allowing groups to stay together where possible


  • Edinburgh


  • Glasgow Int
    Transfer Supplement


  • Glasgow Prestwick
    Transfer Supplement

    1hr 25mins

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh


  • Campus located close to the lively and vibrant city centre of Edinburgh and within easy reach of the highlands.
  • Bus stop located on campus.
  • En-suite accommodation with modern and extensive social spaces.
  • Expansive gardens and outdoor areas.
  • Onsite café, bank and shop.