New luxury student accommodation arrives in Britain's best city

25th May 2016

New luxury student accommodation arrives in Britain's best city
  • Edinburgh named Britain's best city for third year in a row (Telegraph Travel Awards)
  • Undergraduate applicants to The University of Edinburgh increase by 7.6% for 2015/16 academic year (UCAS)
  • Collegiate AC reveal new luxury student residence in prime Edinburgh location

From the medieval grandeur of the Old Town to the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, Scotland's historic capital city of Edinburgh has been named as Britain's best city for the third year in a row. The Telegraph Travel Awards saw approximately 75,000 readers cast their vote on the nation's cities and it was Edinburgh that came out on top once more.

Not only is it a wonderful city to reside in, but Edinburgh is also an inspiring setting for university students. The city is home to four excellent universities: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot Watt University and Queen Margaret University. As such it has a thriving student scene that continues to grow with each academic year.

When embarking on a university career, location is a key consideration for many students and it seems Edinburgh's reign at number one is influencing student applications. According to recent UCAS figures, applicants to The University of Edinburgh for the 2015/16 academic year reached 59,255. That is a significant 7.6% increase on the previous year.

With two beautiful residences already available to Edinburgh's students, Collegiate AC, the UK's leading luxury student accommodation provider, has revealed a new offering at the heart of the city. Buccleuch Street benefits from a range of high quality facilities including a private gym, in-house cinema, games and common room as well as workrooms, high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi throughout the building.

Heriberto Cuanalo, CEO of Collegiate AC, is delighted to be increasing the company's Edinburgh portfolio as more students are welcomed to this beautiful city. He comments,

"It's not hard to understand why Edinburgh continues to be voted Britain's best city. With so much to offer, there really is something for everyone and this vibrant city is fast becoming a favourite amongst both UK and international students alike. We are thrilled to be able to offer students another opportunity for a luxurious living experience, close to the University, and look forward to welcoming the first residents in September."

Just a short walk from The University of Edinburgh and the city's wondrous old town, Buccleuch Street is perfectly located with residents close to local cafes, bars and other amenities. Divided into brand new studio or four-bed apartments, all are stylish and comfortable with many rooms being blessed with an outstanding view over the Meadows and Pentland Hills. From £210 per week, each room boasts a spacious double bed, en-suite bathroom and plenty of storage space with a mix of private and shared kitchen facilities.

For more information, visit or contact Collegiate AC on 01235 250 140.

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