Open days, events and visits

Travelling between campuses

You can travel between our campuses using our Open Day shuttle bus service.

The Open Day activities take place across various campuses:

  • Central campus (Bristo Square/George Square)
  • Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)
  • King’s Building’s campus
  • Little France campus (Medical School)
  • Easter Bush campus (Veterinary Medicine)
  • Pollock Halls (accommodation)
  • New College (Theology & Religious Studies talk & tour only)
  • Holyrood campus (Applied Sport Science and Physical Education tours only)

Detailed subject-specific information and maps are available in the programme. 

Open Day Shuttle bus

A free Open Day shuttle bus service will run between Open Day campuses from 9am–5pm.  This service will operate between the Central Campus (Buccleuch Place), King’s Buildings campus, the Medical School (Little France / Edinburgh Royal Infirmary) and Pollock Halls accommodation.

Information and the times of the first and last buses will be in the Open Day programme.

We run a separate coach service to our Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, which is based at our Easter Bush campus. These Veterinary Medicine visits must be pre-booked as part of your original Open Day booking, and space on this coach service will not be available to those without an advance booking.

Walking directions

Some Open day activities take place a short walk from our Central campus. These suggested walking routes are also available in the Open Day app.

Walking to New College

The subject talk and tour for Theology & Religious Studies takes place at New College, which is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from Bristo Square (Central campus).

Walking to Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym, and St Leonard's Land, Holyrood campus

Sports facilities at Pleasance Sport Complex & Gym are open to visitors to tour on the Open Day. Applied Sport Science and Physical Education also run departmental tours leaving from St Leonard's Land, Holyrood campus. The gym is approximately 10 minutes' walk from Bristo Square / George Square, and the Holyrood Campus is approximately 15 minutes' walk.

Walking to Accommodation

Pollock Halls can be reached using our Open Day shuttle bus service, however, if you would like to walk instead this takes approximately 20 minutes. Salisbury Court accommodation (self-catered) will also be open, and is on this walking route.