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Universities close to Fountainbridge




King's Theatre


Fountain Park


Haymarket Train Station


The University of Edinburgh




King's Theatre


Fountain Park


Haymarket Train Station


The University of Edinburgh


About student living in Fountainbridge


Fountainbridge is a well-connected, central area, just a short walk away from Haymarket train station. It only takes ten minutes to walk from Fountainbridge student accommodation to the Edinburgh College of Art, and fifteen minutes to walk to The University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh Napier University is also just a fifteen-minute bus ride away.


The Union Canal runs through Fountainbridge, so you can enjoy the stunning views from the adjacent walking, running, and cycling routes. Student accommodation in Fountainbridge is also close to Brunsfield Links and The Meadows, which are perfect places to go to play sports or hang out with friends.

Food and Drink

When you live in student houses in Fountainbridge, you’ll never be short of options for food and drink. If you’re a pub fan, you can grab a pint at The Golf Tavern, The Blackbird, or the Fountain. Or, head to Marcos to enjoy pizza and cocktails over a game of pool or a round of karaoke. For food, be sure to check out Hendersons for delicious vegetarian cuisine or Harajuku Kitchen for some stunning sushi dishes.


There’s lots to get stuck into close to Fountainbridge student accommodation in Edinburgh. Fountain Park Leisure Centre has loads to do, including a Cineworld where you can catch the latest flicks and a miniature golf course. King’s Theatre is also in the area, where you can watch live theatre performances.


There are lots of shops close to student houses in Fountainbridge. You can pick up all your essentials at Lidl or the Co-op. Browse for bargains and hidden gems at the many thrift stores and independent shops. There are also plenty of convenience stores if you need to grab something in a pinch.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Fountainbridge has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Fountainbridge student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Fountainbridge and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Fountainbridge

Is Fountainbridge a student area?

Located close to Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh, and Edinburgh Napier University, Fountainbridge is a popular student area. Fountainbridge student accommodation is in high demand every year.

Where is Fountainbridge, Edinburgh?

Fountainbridge is located to the west of Fountainbridge city centre, close to Haymarket and Tollcross.

Is Fountainbridge safe?

You should feel secure living in Fountainbridge student accommodation in Edinburgh, as both the city and the area are considered generally safe by current and former residents.

How far is Fountainbridge from Haymarket train station?

Fountainbridge is a twelve-minute walk from Haymarket train station.

Where do students live in Edinburgh?

There isn’t one specific area in Edinburgh where students stay during their time at university. However, students do tend to live in student accommodation in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh city centre, Brunswick, Leith Walk, Marchmont, Morningside, Stockbridge, Trinity, and the West End.

Does The University of Edinburgh provide accommodation?

The University of Edinburgh has many halls of residence, in and around the city centre. The university provides catered and self-catered accommodation for more than 9,000 students. Typically, students live in halls for their first year, before moving into student houses in Fountainbridge and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Fountainbridge are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Fountainbridge can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Fountainbridge are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Edinburgh.

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