College of Science & Engineering

Location & map

How to find us, including bus services.

Most of the College's research and teaching activities take place at the King's Buildings, which occupy a leafy 35 hectare site with beautiful views to Blackford Hill and Craigmillar Park Golf Course.

We are about three km south of the city centre and about 1.5 km from the central University area and from the main student halls of residence.

King's Buildings map

A detailed map showing the King's Buildings is available to download from the campus maps website.

Find King's Buildings on campus map

A King's Buildings self guided tour leaflet is also available.

KB Self Guided Tour (5.19 MB PDF)

Directions and parking

Instructions on how to get to King's Buildings are available from Transport and Parking.

Travelling to the King's Buildings

Parking at King's Buildings is limited. Please ask the person you are visiting about parking before your journey, or see the Parking website.

Parking information for visitors

Shuttle bus

During term time the University provides a shuttle bus between the King's Buildings and the Central Area.

Shuttle bus information

Priority permits are issued to staff and students required to make essential business/study related journeys between University sites to a deadline.

Priority Permit Application

Public bus services

A number of buses provide a public transport link between the University's central area and the King's Buildings throughout the year, both during and outside term times.

Travelling to the King's Buildings by bus

Additional science and engineering facilities

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh is associated with the College and is a near neighbour to the King's Buildings.

Some science and engineering teaching and research is also carried out in the central University area in the city centre.

The award-winning Informatics Forum in Crichton Street is a landmark centre for innovation and interaction. There is also collaboration with associated institutions such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and the Roslin Institute.

The University also has a large experimental farm located at the Bush Estate some 10 kilometres from the city.