Pollock Estate, Chancellors Court

Summer Stays at The University of Edinburgh


A campus lifestyle for educational and sports groups, as well as summer accommodation options for individual travelers.

  • Common room
  • Twin room


Summer Stays at the University of Edinburgh offers a campus lifestyle to individuals and groups seeking facilities to sleep, eat, learn and train. Located at the foot of Arthur's Seat – the city's iconic ancient volcano – it is within easy walking distance of the Old Town and the main attractions. With ample coach parking and 24-hour security and reception, the university’s Pollock Estate gives an ideal base to explore all that Scotland’s capital has to offer.

From the early June to the beginning of September, the student campus transforms itself into the largest hotel in Scotland. With 2,000+ beds available, it can cater for all budgets and accommodation needs. Spread across eight buildings, Summer Stays offers twin and single bedrooms. Over 950 are fitted with ensuites, and the remaining rooms share bathrooms. Accessible buildings and rooms are available, which can be adapted to suit guests with disabilities.

For groups the estate offers a variety of meeting spaces, available to be hired for socialising, teaching, physio rooms, or to serve as an office. There is also an onsite shop which offers snacks, sandwiches, and soft drinks.

Breakfast is served at the 650-seater JMCC Restaurant and is included in all stays. Self-service lunch and dinner are available to book on a dinner, bed & breakfast or full-board basis. For sporting groups we are experienced in maintaining athletes’ dietary requirements, and can cater for most requests. On days when you are exploring or have an early morning, all meals can be packed and ready to go with advance notice.

There is plenty of outdoor space on the estate – brilliant for just a bit of downtime in the fresh air. Added to that, Holyrood Park is right on your doorstep: it’s the largest green space in Edinburgh (650 acres!), with an extinct volcano and lochs, as well as medieval ruins and historical attractions dating back to the Bronze Age for guests to explore.

Key Information


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Key Features

Accessible Parking




Payment Methods


Credit Card

Debit Card





First come, first served

Coach Parking

Please book in advance

On Public Transport Route

Electric Car charging

Overnight Parking

Accessible Parking

Blue badge parking bay at rear of building



Picnic Area

Breakfast Available

Breakfast Included

Depending on room rate

Catering Available

Group accommodation - catering package options

Licensed Bar

Lunch Available

Evening Meal Available


No Pets Allowed

Cuisine Types




Dietary Options

Vegetarian Meals available

Dairy Free


Vegan Meals Available

Gluten Free

Green Tourism

Green Tourism Gold


City Location

Room Facilities


Depending on room booked

Private Bathroom

Depending on room booked

Towels Provided


Available from reception




In shared pantry

Ironing Facilities

In shared pantry


In shared pantry

Washing Machine

In laundry room

Tumble Dryer

In laundry room

General Facilities

Shared Bathroom

Public Toilet Facilities

Drying Facilities

Laundry Facilities

Additional fee




Accessible parking

Accessible parking or drop-off point

Accessible toilets

Drop-off point

Level access from entrance to reception

Level access to bar

Level access to dining room, cafe or restaurant

Level access to main entrance

Level access to one or more bedrooms

Lift or stairlift

Partial wheelchair access

Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility

Wet room or level entry shower

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