Our excellent location

Edinburgh is renowned the world over as a vibrant city, offering an unrivalled living experience as well as providing a wonderful and stimulating environment for students to learn. Add to that a bustling and stylish social scene the whole year round, then Edinburgh is the destination of choice for thousands of like-minded students around the world.


Wellgate House is slap-bang right in the heart of Edinburgh, and is just minutes away from the main Edinburgh University campus, student union & now the 2nd gold painted post box in celectration of Sir Chris Hoy's 2nd gold medal achievement in London 2012 Olympics. It is also close to Waverley station and the main bus routes on Princes Street making it directly accessible to all the Universities in Edinburgh. Being so central makes getting around the city a breeze, ensuring that you're never far away from where you want to be.

Local area

Many local amenities including late night supermarkets, university sports facilities, the Commonwealth Swimming Pool, parks, museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas are all on the doorstep ensuring that you'll want for nothing.


Edinburgh has an amazing nightlife with more diversity than you would find in cities four times its size. In particular, the Cowgate and the immediate local area are well known by students for their stylish bars, cafés, bistros, restaurants and nightclubs. No matter what your age, or interest, there will be something to suit your taste. The only problem you'll face is which to visit first. Getting home safely at night could not be easier.

Getting around Edinburgh

Being in the centre of Edinburgh, Wellgate House couldn't be better placed. It's only a short five minute walk to  and from Edinburgh's Waverley railway station which is also adjacent to the Edinburgh airport bus terminus. Bus services to other university campuses and other locations are again within a short distance from Wellgate House. There is also an extensive network of cycle paths throughout Edinburgh which makes travelling around easier and cheap.