Edinburgh has regularly been voted one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
Our city mixes architectural beauty and history with a lively, fun environment.
Our city offers an exciting array of entertainment, history, culture and sport, with the lush Scottish countryside and coastline just a few miles away.
It is a safe and prosperous city, with an abundance of parks and green spaces for recreation and reflection.
The city centre also plays host to a carnival atmosphere every August, when the world-famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes over the town.
Find out more about our beautiful city on our city pages.
Edinburgh has excellent road, rail and air transport systems and is within easy reach of all major cities in the UK, Europe and beyond.
The capital's compact size makes it easy to get around by foot and it has an excellent bus service. There is also a comprehensive route of cycle paths and lanes throughout the city.
"For me, simply attending a world-class university was not enough. I knew I had to attend a university that was surrounded by fantastic entertainment, energetic nightlife, and an unrivalled character - Edinburgh was the place for me."
First year, Biological Sciences
This article was published on May 24, 2010