Be inspired by Scotland’s capital and learn English in a welcoming city renowned for its friendliness and culture.

Edinburgh is best known for its heritage, culture, and festivals and a walk around the city centre will bring you to World Heritage Sites, museums, and galleries. Major city events like the famous summer festivals of culture, or the Winter Festivals of music, light, and ceilidhs will give you a real Scottish cultural experience – while you learn English with a distinctive Scottish flavour.

Edinburgh city

Courses in Edinburgh


You’ll find our CES Edinburgh school in the city centre in Manor Place. With 12 bright and comfortable year-round classrooms and many excellent cafes and sandwich shops close by, you’re assured of excellent facilities in a central location.

  • 12 Classrooms
  • Common room
  • City Centre location
  • Free WIFI
  • Garden
  • 24 Hour Telephone


  • 12 bright and comfortable year-round classrooms
  • Average class size of 9
  • Free high-speed wi-fi access
  • Self-access study centre
  • Common room
  • Garden
  • City centre location
  • Many shops, cafés and restaurants within 10 minutes walk
  • 24-hour emergency phone number
  • Dedicated academic and social programme team to help with studies and extracurricular activities
  • In peak sessions, we may use external classrooms at Arthur Conan Doyle Centre




When you choose Homestay, you ‘ll learn so much more about Scottish life and culture, as well as learning English. You’ll find life to be informal, welcoming, and friendly, so you will have plenty of opportunities to practise your language skills. All homestays are carefully selected and visited regularly to ensure high standards.


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Our Address

54 Manor Pl, Edinburgh - EH3 7EH, United Kingdom


[email protected]

+44 131 226 5004

By Train

CES Edinburgh is a short 10 minute walk from Haymarket train station, and a 30 minute walk from Edinburgh's Waverly train station that offers direct connections to all major Scottish cities, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and London.

By Bus

Edinburgh's Lothian Bus network is one of the most reliable and highly rated services in the UK, and with many bus stops within easy walking distance of the school, CES Edinburgh is well connected to the rest of the city. Tickets can be purchased using contactless card or mobile phone, and the cost is capped per day and per week. For those staying longer than two weeks, we recommend purchasing a local Ridacard that allows for unlimited travel on bus and tram.

By Tram

Built in the 2010s, Edinburgh's tram network is the newest way to explore the city. Connecting the shore at Leith to the city centre, and then continuing on to Edinburgh Airport, the tram is a quick and easy way to navigate the main city route. The nearest tram stop to CES Edinburgh is Shadwick Place and is less than ten minutes from the school. 

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Social Programmes

At CES, we want you to learn about the culture and people you are living with while improving your English at the same time. Our team of 'Yellow Shirts' organise a whole range of activities, events, and excursions for you during your time here.


  • A FREE orientation tour on your first day
  • Visits to towns and cities with interesting cultural and historical attractions
  • Weekend excursions to see more of the life of the country
  • Movie afternoons
  • Tours to local historical and scenic spots
  • Trips to museums and art galleries
  • 10-Pin Bowling
  • BBQs
  • Traditional pub nights


Please note:

Some social activities are free, such as movie nights / afternoons and trips to museums. Other activities may incur small expenses. For example, students should buy their own drinks during the pub nights. Most weekend excursions are not free and are not included in course fees (unless otherwise stipulated in group packages) and are pay-as-you-go.


Hear from our Students
Group leader, Monica Domingues

“I am a group leader of 20 students. I chose CES for the great reviews I saw online, and I can say this is a wonderful school with great teachers and staff. The students have learned a lot—new words, culture, and accents. We loved this experience.”

Monica Domingues, Mexico

student Paola from Panama

"I would definitely recommend CES school. It's more than a school. It's a family."

Paola, Panama

student Froilan, Panama

"The staff are incredibly nice. Always open to any questions and helping in any way they can. So I really recommend them. If you are thinking of studying English, please, come to CES."

Froilan, Panama

student Helena, Germany

"They show us another way to learn the language. To understand, to see, to hear the language."

Helena, Germany

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