Newbattle Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland

Of all our summer camp locations, Newbattle Abbey is probably the most enchanting. There are few campuses in the world where you can eat your breakfast under 19th century frescoes, chat with your friends beside a treasure chest from the Spanish Armada and dance the night away in medieval crypts. Situated on 125 acres of beautifully manicured Italian gardens, Newbattle Abbey is nothing short of spectacular. But it also has the added bonus of being just 9kms from Edinburgh. Though some of Newbattle Abbey’s history
dates back to the 12th century, all educational and residential facilities are utterly modern. Classes take place in the abbey itself but classrooms are kitted out with interactive whiteboards, the latest IT equipment and up to date sound systems for those listening exercises.

Oscars Juniors themed programme at Newbattle Abbey- Medieval Experience offers our Standard English Language tuition and excursions but also a little more insight into Scottish culture, tradition and heritage through a unique activity and cultural programme. Based from The Abbey’s Crypt and beautiful drawing room, Scottish themes are explored such as music, theatre, dress, history and culture, including opportunities to dress in highland dress.

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The Newbattle Abbey buildings are located in town of Dalkeith. Thr river Esk runs adjacent to the college and the campus is set in beautiful landscaped ground.

9 Km from Edinburgh centre
23 Km from Edinburgh Airport
96 Km from Glasgow Airport

Campus open/ close dates:

17 June- 12 August, for off season groups: Sept 2017- June 2018


Newbattle Abbey Accommodation is an on campus mix of single, twin, triple and quad rooms. Standard and ensuite rooms available. All of the accommodation is located in one building split across 3 floors and attached to the main college building. All bedrooms are equipped desk and chair, wardrobes. Wifi and cabled internet is available in all areas including accommodation. Group leaders are also provided with kettles with tea/coffee. Towels not provided.


Newbattle Abbey features 700 year old historic college buildings, beautiful gardens, modern classrooms, IT, dining and social facilities.

All classrooms have either interactive whiteboards or smart tvs and are all located within the grand main college building. Social space onsite includes the crypt area, college grand hall and the large outdoor grass areas around the college. There are vending machines in common areas as well as table tennis table, Wifi  available throughout the college. The campus has 2 computer rooms which can be used at designated times by students or group leaders if required for example to print boarding passes. Laundry available onsite.

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