Our student-led campus tours are ideal for students and their families who are unable to attend an Open Day.
Central campus tour
Who is this tour for?
This tour is designed to give you an overview of the University of Edinburgh from someone who knows it best: one of our current students.
It is suitable for potential undergraduates and postgraduates for all subjects. Family and friends are also welcome.
What does the tour include?
The tour will take you around the George Square campus, sometimes referred to as the central area. You’ll see inside the Main Library, our students’ union buildings and one of our lecture theatres (depending on availability).
The tour doesn't include any visits to schools or departmental buildings, however your guide will point out all the University buildings on the route and explain where subjects are based.
Please note that tours during August will normally be entirely outside, as many of our buildings are used as venues for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
When are the tours?
We run these tours on weekdays. Available dates can be viewed on the booking page. Tours take approximately 60 minutes.
Our tours are free but you must book to attend.
See our privacy statement for information on how we use your personal data when you book on one of our events.
Information session and central campus tour for international students
If you are an international student you can attend one of the information sessions we hold on our central campus every Monday and Friday.
Access inside our student accommodation is not normally possible, as our students live here for the majority of the year, but we have 360° virtual tours available online so that you can see what our accommodation looks like inside.
You can get more information on University accommodation on the Accommodation Services website.
If you have any special access requirements, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs.
- The University of Edinburgh
- Work: +44 (0)131 650 4360
- Web: Enquiry form
- Web: Find Student Recruitment and Admissions on campus maps
- Web: The University of Edinburgh Student Blogs
33 Buccleuch Place
- Post Code
- EH8 9JS