Why study in Edinburgh?

+ A vibrant, historical & cosmopolitan city
+ The Highlands offer some of the most stunning landscapes in the world
+ Year-round sporting and cultural activities
+ Edinburgh's world-famous festivals – Jazz & Blues, Art, Science & more!
+ Scottish people are some of the friendliest and most welcoming in the world

A Famous Warm Scottish Welcome to Edinburgh

Scotland is famous for its hospitality, and we aim to continue this fine tradition by making students feel at home at Caledonian Language School. The experienced staff team makes sure that the students visit is a memorable one. By finding out the group’s interests and needs, the school can provide a tailor-made programme specifically for each group.

Edinburgh is a wonderful student city, with 4 universities and the biggest further education college in Scotland. It’s also very cosmopolitan, and open to visitors of all nationalities. There are opportunities for sport and the outdoors, culture & the arts, and of course, pubs, bars, restaurants and night clubs – something for everyone, at every time of the day or night!

The city has a rich cultural heritage: a UNESCO City of Literature, it was home to Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and JK Rowling. The Edinburgh Festival is a major cultural attraction at the end of August. However, with numerous tours available to Scottish castles, lochs, museums, galleries exhibitions and theatres, the city has much to offer all through the year.

Rich in Culture

Edinburgh has a wealth of top attractions to satisfy all tastes, including some of Scotland’s most visited free and paid-for attractions.

The city’s backdrop of Arthur’s Seat, the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh’s Waterfront make the city a remarkable place to live. In just one day you can explore the city’s exciting new waterfront development, wander through the cosmopolitan streets of the Port of Leith, take a cruise on the River Forth and explore the rugged terrain of the volcanic Arthur’s Seat.

Edinburgh Festivals & Cultural Events


Burns Night Celebrations

Up Helly Aa


Glasgow Film Festival


Glasgow Art Fair

Inverness Music Festival


Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Beltane Fire Festival


Royal Highland Show

Edinburgh International Film Festival


T in the Park


Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh International Festival

Cowal Highland Gathering

International Festival of Literature and Thought


Whisky Live


Edinburgh Hogmanay

To get a great idea about what you can expect to see at many of the international and spectacular festivals and events Edinburgh has to offer, please click on one of the videos below!