• Birmingham

    Famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks. Birmingham is England's second-largest city, which suggests it's got everything that a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer than average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    The city is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, a buzzing social scene and an overall chilled atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes, and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year around.

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  • Cambridge

    This small historic town has plenty to offer including punting down the beautiful river Cam and visiting the many museums of Cambridge. But if the party scene is more your thing, there are also plenty of bars and clubs to cater towards your tastes.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture, and culture, with an abundance of shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots thrown in for good measure. What's not to love about this student city?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. The city also has many historical hotspots and posesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way through to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. It's obvious why students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of things to offer students such as shopping, unique restaurants and entertainment - including live music. Liverpool also has a nightlife scene with many bars and clubs dotted over the city - you really are spoilt for choice!

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the underground and has everything a student could possibly want from the Uk's best shopping, restaurants, parks and museums to some of the most unique bars and clubs.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle has lots to offer including its historic castle and bridges, restaurants, bars, clubs and extensive shopping - including 600 shops in the city. It's simple to understand why students love this city!

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is known for its role in the great Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves underneath the streets of the city. Nottingham also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, restaurants, bars and Barbican areas.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love the sea - Portsmouth is a great choice! From eating and drinking out to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard - there's always something to keep students entertained in Portsmouth.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city offering museums, music venues, art galleries, award winning parks and incredible shopping facilities. There are also plenty of student bars, clubs and a selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to try!

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After the Fringe: Glorious Scotland

The fringe is a real year highlight for anyone who can make it. For us, as everything is so nearby to Canal Point, where you can set up camp and figure out exactly what’s going on, it’s a particularly spoiling treat. So the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has ended. And now, after the end of the end, what’s a Scot (or Scot wannabe) to do?

Luckily for you, we’ve done the research. So for those who are after some stuff to get on with now that the fringe is like, over and stuff, well you can get some ideas from here:

5. Edinburgh highlights

The fringe might have gone but Edinburgh still has charm. Buckets of it. Indeed, there’s plenty to see and do as culture is all over this wonderful city which, if it had a heart, would be made of culture or maybe jam.

Okay, we’re not sure about that, but what we are sure of is that, from Edinburgh Castle to the National Museum of Scotland, to Xtreme Karting, there’s plenty of activities for you to get stuck into.

4. Tour a distillery

For many, Scotland is synonymous with the malt whisky which it puts on ships and sends round the world to people who put it away in cabinets and then never drink it. Mad we know. But who are we to judge?

Those who actually want to get a bit of a flavour for the history and culture of Scotland can tour one of its many distilleries. The super brave could even journey across the whole of the Malt Whisky Trail, which goes all along Speyside, where the rolling hills might have you come to Dufftown, birthplace of William Grant, the founder of Glenfiddich.

3. Go for a round of Golf

For golf lovers, in Scotland there’s a whole load of things Golf. The oldest course in the world, Musselburgh Old Links, and plenty of other historical bits and bobs – such as in St Andrews, which not only has another of the world’s oldest golf courses but which also has a smattering of museums for you to see too.

2. Get stuck into the Highland Games

The Highland Games take place all across the nation and are a unique way to get involved with the rich cultural heritage Scotland has to offer. Maybe you’ll toss a caber, play tug-o-war, or get decked out for a traditional highland dance (still competitive mind). Whatever you chose, there’s plenty of highland japes guaranteed.

1. Go to Loch Ness

We don’t believe in magic, zombies, ghosts, voodoo, vampires, telepathy, Richard Branson, aliens, or any of that claptrap. But there’s something about the Loch Ness Monster that shakes us to our very core.

The most common speculation is that the monster is the last surviving plesiosaur. According to Wikipedia, Nessy was first spotted in 565 and most recently in 2014, making the creature almost 1500 years old. Eeep!

Have fun

There are some people who say that Scotland has nothing to offer or that you can get everything you need inside the M25. While we love all our student accommodation, we’re the first to say there’s a whole world of great stuff out there in Scotland, one of our favourite places in the whole wide world.

Whether your Scotland adventure takes you to the highlands, where you get stuck into the games, or whether you look around the marvellous Edinburgh, or whether you find and take a selfie with the Loch Ness Monster, whatever you choose, choose fun.

When you get back, tell us about your experience or share any useful tips. If you want to talk to us about student accommodation in Scotland, send us a message at any time.