The cultural programme at Edinburgh School of English

The week starts with an orientation tour every Monday that is designed to provide you with the historical background of the city, as well as practical knowledge of where to buy bus passes, SIM cards and other essentials. Uniquely amongst Western cities, both Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites and, during their tour, students can see both areas spread out before them from the top of Calton Hill.

For energetic students, examples of cultural activities include climbing up Arthur’s Seat, the dormant vulcano in the heart of the city, or taking part in a traditional Scottish ceilidh dance.