Student-led tours

Our student-led campus tours are ideal for students and their families who are unable to attend an Open Day.

George Square 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 this tour every weekday, Monday to Friday. Tours take approximately 60 minutes.

Book online

Our tours are free but you must book to attend.

Book a student-led tour of George Square campus

Edinburgh College of Art tours

Who is this tour for?

These tours are for both prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in Art and Design, Architecture, Music or Music Technology at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).

The tours give a general introduction to ECA's extensive facilities and will let you see what life is like as an ECA student.

We'll provide programme literature for you to refer to and/or take away, which should help you to make the most of your visit and answer any programme-related questions you may have.

What does the tour include?

We offer three separate tours:

  • Art and Design
  • Architecture
  • Music and Music Technology

You’ll be given a tour of the studios, facilities and study space with a current ECA student as your guide.

When are the tours?

We aim to run tours on a monthly basis when there are no other opportunities to visit ECA. Tours take approximately 60 minutes.

Book online

Our tours are free but you must book to attend.

Student-led tours

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer tours outwith the dates listed.

At other times of year, our Degree Show, Fashion Show and exhibitions are open to the public and offer fantastic opportunities to view the work created by ECA students.

ECA events


Accommodation tours

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.


Disabled access

If you have any special access requirements, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs.

Student Recruitment and Admissions

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



33 Buccleuch Place

Post Code