College of Science & Engineering

Location & map

How to find us, including bus services and directions.

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

We're about 3 km south of the city centre and about 1.5 km from the central university area and from the main student halls of residence.

The King's Buildings 



Detailed campus maps of all University sites, including King's Buildings Campus:


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


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

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 facilities outside the King's Buildings Campus

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

Royal Observatory Edinburgh

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.

School of Informatics location - Central Campus

There is also collaboration with associated institutions such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and the Roslin Institute.

Roslin Institute location

The University also has a large veterinary farm located at the Bush Estate 10km outside Edinburgh.

Easter Bush location