Brimming with restaurants, bars and quirky shops, bohemian Haymarket is the perfect student playground
Haymarket boasts an eclectic roster of eateries and drinking spots, many of which have earned a reputation as favourite student hangouts. Whether you’re sampling classic Scottish cuisine at friendly neighbourhood bistro First Coast or acquiring a taste for gin at The Jolly Botanist, you’ll always have somewhere exciting to visit. If you’ve got a taste for the arts, you’ll be a regular visitor at King’s Theatre, one of Scotland’s most historic and renowned theatres.
If you love the bright lights of the city and the charms of the countryside equally, Haymarket may be the perfect place for you. Here, you’re within easy reach of Edinburgh’s bustling city centre and the upscale shopping district of the West End. You’re also close to Bruntsfield Links, a beautiful park where you can relax after class with friends, show-off your barbecuing skills in the summer, or even try your hand at golf. To the west of Haymarket, you’ll find Edinburgh Zoo and Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish rugby. The Scots are passionate about this sport, and the electric excitement of a live game is something you’ll never forget.
At the heart of this fascinating district lies Haymarket train station, where you can catch regular services to destinations like Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness - making it easy for you to plan an adventurous weekend away. Frequent buses link this area to the rest of the city, and University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Napier University are only a few short stops away.