Scotland has a rich and historic culture and heritage with a wide variety of activities to enjoy away from study. Edinburgh is arguably the jewel in its crown and is a fantastic place for an international student to learn and experience a new culture and city.
Reasons to study in Edinburgh
1. Visit Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh has one of the most famous and eye catching castles in the world. Located atop Castle Rock, it dominates the skyline of the city and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the Honours of Scotland, Stone of Destiny, Mons Meg and One o'Clock Gun.
2. Climb Arthur’s Seat
Arthur’s Seat is located in the hill of Edinburgh and sits over 250m above sea level. It is one of four hill forts which are over 2,000 years old and along with its history, it offers stunning views of the city.
3. Experience Scotch Whiskey
A trip to Scotland would not be complete without experiencing the national drink. The Scotch Whiskey Experience is not a working distillery, but an interactive exhibition which represents 90% of the Scotch whiskey industry. Around 300,000 people visit each year, of which 80% are international!
4. Learn about the history of Scotland
Scotland has a rich and colourful history and the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh explores it through collections of national and international importance.
5. Experience the Scottish outdoors
Scotland is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, and even though you may be living in the city, it does not take long to travel to the countryside and see all the nation has to offer. Long hikes, walks and climbs will ensure you are kept active.
6. Shop at the Christmas Market
The Christmas markets in Edinburgh are famed all over Europe for their size and variety. From buying unique gifts for loved ones from independent traders to enjoying a warm glass of mulled wine, you’ll find plenty of variety, food and fun to enjoy.
Study English in Edinburgh
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