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Learn all about Heriot-Watt University

Established in 1821 as the world's first mechanics' institute, Heriot-Watt University's main campus is located in south west Edinburgh in 380 acres of parkland, which makes it one of the leafiest and most picturesque settings for a seat of learning in the UK. The site also houses the Edinburgh Conference Centre and Europe's oldest research park, which opened in 1971 and carries out pioneering work in such fields as engineering, computing, textiles and design.

Take a swing at Heriot-Watt University

Golfers are well served in the area surrounding Heriot-Watt University - the Dalmahoy, Ratho Park, Carrick Knowe and Kingsknowe golf clubs are all within easy travelling distance, so there's no excuse for letting your handicap dip. The Craiglockhart Leisure & Tennis Centre is also Nearby for those who want to keep in trim or train to become the next Andy Murray.

Visit furry friends at Edinburgh Zoo

Don't miss a trip to RZSS Edinburgh Zoo while staying in the area - it's the only place in the UK where visitors can see koalas and giant pandas. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Heriot-Watt University? Check out Travelodge Edinburgh Airport Ratho Station Hotel, Travelodge Edinburgh Dreghorn Hotel and Travelodge Edinburgh Haymarket Hotel.