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Welcome to Edinburgh University Pollock Halls

Our Edinburgh University centre is based at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls, a 20-minute walk from the city centre.



Accommodation is in single en-suite study bedrooms.


3 meals a day served in a modern dining area. Packed lunch on weekend excursions.


Just a 20-minute walk from the city centre, Pollock Halls are conveniently located next to the the beautiful Holyrood Park.

2 weeks in Edinburgh Pollock Halls

Our language and leisure programme has been designed to give you an integrated learning experience. Each day is made up of a combination of engaging classroom-based English language lessons, workshops, activities and excursions. All this gives you the opportunity to acquire new language and practice your communication skills with English-speakers.

Learning and Culture

Classroom Learning

3.5 hours each weekday


4 sessions per 2-week stay

Activities and Excursions

We aim to localise our leisure programme as much as possible to give students the chance to explore the culture and history on their doorstep.

Edinburgh Pollock Halls is well positioned for exploring both the historic sights of the city and the beauty of Scotland’s coasts and countryside.

The Anglo programme includes several half-day visits to the city of Edinburgh and paid entrances to Edinburgh Castle and Hollyrood Palace. At the weekend, there are full-day trips to Glasgow, St Andrews and Glamis Castle, amongst others. Travel from the centre into Edinburgh is by train. Weekend excursions are by private coach.

In the evenings, there’s the opportunity to participate in talent shows, find new friends in speed dating, play bingo, test your knowledge in the weekly quiz and show off your dance moves at the disco.

Caring and Attentive Teachers and Staff

Our summer team have been selected for their experience in and suitability for working with young people.

Anglo centre mangers are responsible for ensuring the smooth-running of the programme and most have had many years of experience on summer courses.

Quite a few of our teaching staff have worked with us for several summers as well, and have been involved in developing the syllabus by contributing ideas they have tried and tested at centre.

We are also proud that many of our activity team are returners and that some move into management positions, using their experience to make the programme better and safer each year.