How to Get to George Watson’s College

George Watson’s College is conveniently located in Edinburgh, just south of the city centre.

Easily accessible by public and personal transport, it is set within a generous campus, with plentiful options for accommodation and food and drink nearby.

Where to Stay

Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination, and as such offers a wealth of accommodation options to suit every budget.

Below is a list of options within reasonable walking or public transport distance of George Watson’s College.

Please note: these are not recommendations, and EIHF takes no responsibility for the quality, location or affordability of any of the establishments mentioned.


All timings (except Dreghorn) for walking between accommodation and George Watson’s College (taken from Google Maps).





DREGHORN (by City Bypass)

  • Gilmore Place (Tollcross): There are lots of guest houses along this street (1 mile, 21 mins)
  • Airbnb: A large variety of short-stay accommodation
  • Other areas: A google search of areas such as Morningside, Bruntsfield, Polwarth, Merchiston, Colinton should bring up many options.

For a more comprehensive selection of options