Potterrow is perfectly situated within a 3-minute walk to the University of Edinburgh. It is just a 17-minute bus ride to Edinburgh Napier University. It is directly located within the city centre, with Edinburgh Waverly station just a small distance away. It is also located near Edinburgh Old Town area. Living in Potterrow, you will be less than 5 minutes away from The National Museum of Scotland. The Scottish National Gallery will also be a couple of minutes and you will find green scenery surrounding it from both sides. While exploring the area, you will also find a variety of restaurants, shops and cafes that are very fit for a group gathering of any kind. Try to check out any of these shops and restaurants if you are planning a gathering of any sort.
Living here you will be a 13-minute bus ride to the University of Edinburgh and a 21-minute bus ride to Edinburgh College of Art. You will also be a 25-minute car ride to Edinburgh Napier University. Camera Toll Shopping Centre will be less than 2 minutes away and if you are a shopping fan, you will enjoy browsing the brands available inside including; Clarks and H.Samuel.
Edinburgh is the main capital of Scotland and is known for its historical background that goes back 500 years ago. The city has a distinctive architecture that amazes visitors and private gardens. It is the second-most populous city in Scotland with a population of 489,000. About 10% of the population are actually university students with an immense amount of international students visiting the city yearly.
The weather in Edinburgh varies depending on the season. Summer in Edinburgh is mostly warm and it is the peak travel time for tourists, while winter is known to be short, rainy and cold. If you're considering going to Edinburgh, it might be a good idea to check the weather daily using Accuweather App. The city hosts four of the largest universities in the UK, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Heriot-Watt Universityand Queen Margaret University, along with many other popular schools and colleges.
When you live in this spectacular city, you'll never run out of things to do in Edinburgh. Youcan visit Edinburgh Castle, a royal castle established as a fortress during the 12th centuryand now turned into a major touristic attraction. You can also visit thePalace of Holyroodhouse, the queen’s house and the one building that tells all the connections of the royal family with the famous historical figures, likeQueen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Edinburgh International Book Festival is another festival that bookworms and bibliophiles look up to. The festival includes award shows for best books, exhibitions and lectures by famous writers.
The great transportation links of the city will ease roaming for you. There are bus lines everywhere. The main bus operators areLothian Buses andFirst Edinburgh. Lothian Buses offers theRidacard, which is a good option for you if you're alway travelling by buses, as it offers unlimited travels from one week- one year. Other types of fares include; a single fare ticket (£1.70 per journey), and a one day ticket ( £4.00 per day). Edinburgh also has The Edinburgh Tram that passes through the main squares of the city. People who enjoy a more environment-friendly mean of transportation can also cycle through the city using the maps provided byInnertube Maps.