Edinburgh’s city centre is famous throughout the world for its stunning location, landscape and architecture. It is split across the New Town and Old Town, built centuries apart and home to a hugely varied selection of property. Notable features of the city centre include Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens and Rose Street. The Edinburgh Festival and Hogmanay celebrations are both centred around the city centre.
Students attending The University of Edinburgh often try to live in the centre of Edinburgh (the Old Town especially) as its main campus resides within walking distance just to the south of the area. As well as this, George Watson’s school and several other schools are dotted throughout the area.
Obviously, being the heart of the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh’s city centre is well served by an abundance of bars, music venues, clubs and restaurants. George Street is home to Edinburgh’s boutique shopping scene, and Princes Street its high street shops; whilst there is alternative fare across the Royal Mile or across in Haymarket.
In terms of transport, Edinburgh Waverley Station is right in the middle of the city and connects the city with both Scotland and the rest of the UK. Regular buses travel to Edinburgh Airport (whilst the city patiently awaits the upcoming tram project’s completion), and around the rest of the city including Leith and Stockbridge.