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The Earl of Marchmont


Sainsbury's Local


Cafe Artista


The Meadows


Edinburgh Waverley Station


The Earl of Marchmont


Sainsbury's Local


Cafe Artista


The Meadows


Edinburgh Waverley Station


About student living in Marchmont


Student accommodation in Marchmont is ideal for students attending the University of Edinburgh, as it’s just a ten-minute walk to the campus. The area is well-connected, with several bus routes running through it. It’s only a twenty-minute bus ride from Marchmont to the centre of Edinburgh.


Marchmont is surrounded by large green spaces. Both Bruntsfield Links and The Meadows are just a short walk away from student houses in Marchmont. Both offer the perfect space to hang out with friends or play sports. Living in student accommodation in Marchmont, you’re also in prime position to attend the annual summer fair held at The Meadows.

Food and Drink

Marchmont has lots of great options for food and drink. Head to Susie’s Vegetarian Kitchen for amazing plant-based options or Cafe Artista for rustic Italian cuisine. The Earl of Marchmont is the place to go for a cold beer or a delicious cocktai, while The Argyle and Cellar Bar offers a welcoming atmosphere and lots of live entertainment. With so much to choose from, you’ll never be short of options living in Marchmont student housing in Edinburgh.


If you’re an active person, student houses in Marchmont are perfect for you. You’ll be just a stone’s throw away from the tennis courts, outdoor volleyball courts, and cricket pitches in The Meadows. You can also head to the Warrender Swim Centre to do some laps of the pool.


There are plenty of unique shopping opportunities close to student accommodation in Marchmont, Edinburgh. Be sure to check out some of the independent stores, like Doodles Craft Shop. You can also pick up your essentials from Sainsbury’s Local and the many convenience stores in the area.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Marchmont

Is Marchmont a student area?

Marchmont is one of the most popular student areas in Edinburgh due to its amenities and convenient location close to the University of Edinburgh. Marchmont student housing in Edinburgh is in high demand every year.

Where is Marchmont, Edinburgh?

Marchmont is an area to the south of Edinburgh’s Old Town, bordered by Morningside.

Does the University of Edinburgh provide accommodation?

The University of Edinburgh has halls of residence in and around the city centre. The university provides catered and self-catered accommodation for more than 9,000 students. Students will typically live in these halls for their first year, before moving into student houses in Marchmont and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

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 Marchmont, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh city centre, Brunswick, Leith Walk, Morningside, Stockbridge, Trinity, and the West End.

Is Marchmont safe?

Marchmont is considered to be a safe area by residents. As it’s such a popular student area, you should feel secure living in student accommodation in Marchmont, Edinburgh.

How long from Marchmont to Edinburgh Waverley?

It takes twenty-five minutes to walk from Marchmont to Edinburgh Waverley train station, but just under fifteen-minutes to drive there.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Marchmont 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 Marchmont 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 Marchmont 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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