Seminary Location

The bus and railway stations are only a few minutes away. Edinburgh University buildings (and Edinburgh School of Art) are within easy walking distance.

Edinburgh Theological Seminary is superbly located, right in the heart of Edinburgh, a city frequently labelled one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is surrounded by the quirky alleyways, city courtyards and cobbled streets that make up Edinburgh’s charming Old Town; and we have Edinburgh Castle, St Giles Cathedral and the Writers Museum right on our doorstep.The capital boasts the largest collection of historic buildings, museums, art galleries and theatres of any city in Scotland.

Edinburgh Castle still dominates the skyline and is probably the best known and most visited of the historic buildings which surround our College - it is just a few hundred yards away.

Some of Scotland’s most important national galleries are situated within a short stroll of the Seminary. Its just two hundred yards to the National Gallery on the Mound for the best in both International and Scottish art; a quarter of a mile to discover the story of Scotland at the Museum of Scotland in Chambers Street.

Right in the centre of the city, Princes Street Gardens are the stunning view from the Seminary's front windows. A few minutes walk from the Seminary is Holyrood Park, named after the adjacent Holyrood House, the Queen’s residence in the capital.

It boasts a tiny loch, rocky crags and even an extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat, which only takes about half an hour to climb and provides excellent views from the top. Below the crags lies the building of the Scottish Parliament.

Indeed, one of the most attractive things about Edinburgh Theological Seminary is that almost everything is within walking distance.