Entertainment, arts and culture for English language students in Edinburgh

Global School of English has a programme of weekly activities that we organise for our students.  Lots of students go to these events, which range from our film-club (great for listening and improving your English) to ten-pin bowling and learning Scottish dancing at a “ceilidh”.

As well as our organised activities, many students make their own entertainment.  Click on these links to find out more about the city’s cinemas, art galleries ,theatresnightclubs and bars

We know that lots of our students like to find nice places to go for a coffee or a meal.  There is a link to some really nice, not expensive, cafes and restaurants here, but you can explore the city and find your own favourites.

The Edinburgh Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which take place in August each year, are famous the world over, bringing together world-class performers and the hundreds of other artists, singers, poets, performers and actors who aspire to become “the next big thing”.  Such is the power of the Fringe that some of the aspiring hopefuls do make it to the top and it has been the launch-pad for some of the most successful acts in the country.  Many students are attracted to Edinburgh in August so they can soak up the exciting atmosphere in the city.

Edinburgh Castle

Everyone who comes to Edinburgh sees the castle. It dominates the city skyline and was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards. Edinburgh Castle is Scotland's number one paid-for tourist attraction. It's a little more expensive than other attractions but many students believe that it's well worth it!

Arthur’s Seat and Salisbury Crags

Arthur’s Seat is a dormant volcano, situated in Holyrood Park, a 640 acre Royal Park, which is only a short walk from the centre of Edinburgh.  Salisbury Crags are a series of cliff faces alongside Arthur’s Seat. We often organise walks for our students up Arthur’s Seat, where they are rewarded with impressive views over the city.




Everything about the School is wonderful. I could hardly speak a word of English when I arrived but the teachers are so patient and helpful.
- Yacine Alla (Algeria)

Global School of English - Edinburgh is recognised by UKVI as a Tier 4 sponsor to bring students into the UK on Tier 4 General Student Visas under licence number 18EC8KTJ.