Student accommodation guide: University of The West of Scotland – Dumfries

Student accommodation guide: University of The West of Scotland – Dumfries

University of The West of Scotland Dumfries Campus

Best Locations for Student Accommodation

  • Dumfries
  • Georgetown
  • Cargenbridge

Average Rents

The average rent in the area is £60 a week per room depending on the location and quality of the property.


The University campus is easily accessible by foot, car or bus from the town centre. This campus is linked to central Scotland by the M74 northbound and to the north of England by the M74 southbound. There are regular public buses and trains as well as a bus service which runs between the university and the town centre.

Living in the area

Dumfries and Galloway lies in the South West of Scotland and comprises the former counties of Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire. There are historic castles and buildings along with delightful towns and areas to visit. There are also some very good sporting facilities including golf courses, sailing, fishing and hill walking.

Dumfries provides all the facilities enjoyed by city students, but on a smaller scale. Restaurants, pubs and clubs are plentiful, recreational facilities include sports and health clubs and cinemas, as well as High Street and independent shops. To top it off, the cost of living is relatively low with a night out in Dumfries costing you considerably less than a night out in the city, without any compromises!

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