How to Get Here

How to Get Here

Our Location

George Watson's College is located on a single campus just to the south of Edinburgh's City Centre.

Our Address

George Watson's College
Colinton Road
Edinburgh EH10 5EG

Telephone: 0131 446 6000 

Travelling to George Watson's College

For information on the best way to get to the School please select your favoured mode of transport from the tabs below.


From the West (M8)

At the roundabout at the end of the M8 motorway keep to the right-hand lane and follow the signs for the City Bypass, the South & East (A720). Continue on the City Bypass for approximately 2 miles to the Dreghorn exit (B701). Leave the City Bypass by the slip road and turn left. Go straight ahead at the mini-roundabout and left at the next roundabout (B701). Continue until you reach traffic lights at the end, where you should turn right on to Colinton Road. Travel to the roundabout where you should turn left, continue along Colinton Road, straight ahead at the traffic lights, keep right at the mini-roundabout and straight ahead at the next traffic lights. The entrance to the School will be on your right-hand side.

From the East (A1)

Come off the A1 at the junction for the A720, City Bypass. At the roundabout take the first exit, A720 (signposted Forth Road Bridge). At the Sheriffhall Roundabout take the third exit. Travel to the Lothianburn Junction and branch left (signposted City Centre). At the roundabout take the second exit, A702. Continue to cross road bridge and at the ensuing roundabout continue forward. Travel to the crossroads and at the traffic signals continue straight ahead to Morningside. At the traffic signals continue forward and after 0.7 mile turn left into Colinton Road. The entrance to the School will be seen on the left-hand side.

If Using a Global Positioning System (GPS)

Our postcode is EH10 5EG.

On Arrival

Visitors are requested to report immediately to the relevant Reception, highlighted on the Campus Map below.

Campus Map and Car Parking

Limited visitor car parking is available adjacent to Senior School Reception and at the South Gillsland Road car park as shown on the Campus Map below. Metered on-street parking is available in adjacent roads.

Campus 2015

Disabled Parking Disabled Parking
Limited Visitor Parking Limited Visitor Parking
Disabled Parking Parking Areas only open at specific times (check signage)

Click on map to enlarge or alternatively you can download our  Location Map (PDF) which includes a detailed map of the school campus, including sports facilities.

On Arrival

Visitors are requested to report immediately to the relevant Reception, highlighted on the campus map above.