University Of Edinburgh Gym

By | 31st May 2017

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University Of Edinburgh Gym

University Of Edinburgh Gym

The University of Edinburgh’s main gym facilities and indoor sport centre are based at the Pleasance, situated in the heart of the city.

The Pleasance complex houses two multi-purpose sports halls, catering for a diverse range of indoor sports – everything from badminton to ultimate frisbee.

Pleasance Gym

There are also a number of sports-specific areas including:

  • dance studios
  • squash courts with glass-backings
  • boxing and martial arts areas
  • archery and rifle ranges
  • climbing/bouldering walls

As part of our recreation programme we hold over 90 weekly exercise classes which are included within Sport & Exercise membership.

Our Gym Support staff are on hand to offer Sport & Exercise members gym advice in each of our fitness suites, whilst personal training is available at an affordable, additional cost. Our fitness suites include:

  • 102 station state-of-the-art cardiovascular suite
  • body circuit gym
  • free weights gyms
  • fixed weight (Eric Liddell) gym
  • body conditioning (MyGym)


We also offer our members free timetabled lane swimming at our 25 metre pool facility which can be found in the St. Leonard’s Building situated around the corner from the main Pleasance building on Holyrood Road.

So, whether your interest is an occasional visit to the gym or competing at national level, we’re sure to have something to suit your needs!

The Pleasance sports centre and gym, based at 46 Pleasance, opens seven days a week.

The specialist climbing facility opens to restricted hours.

The nearby pool facility, at St Leonards Land, is also open for members lane swimming at restricted times.

Sports centre opening hours

Monday06.30 – 21.30
Tuesday06.30 – 21.30
Wednesday06.30 – 21.30
Thursday06.30 – 21.30
Friday06.30 – 21.30
Saturday09.00 – 18.30
Sunday09.00 – 18.30


Climbing wall

Opening hours
Monday12.00 – 21.30
Tuesday12.00 – 21.30
Wednesday12.00 – 21.30
Thursday12.00 – 21.30
Friday12.00 – 21.30
Saturday12.00 – 18.30
Sunday12.00 – 18.30

Holiday opening

Please note: Summer and holiday hours may be subject to change. It is the responsibility of the member to take note of these details.

Swimming pool

DayMorning sessionLunchtime sessionEvening session
Monday07.30 – 08.4513.00 – 14.45 *17.00 – 19.00
Tuesday07.30 – 08.4513.00 – 14.4517.00 – 19.00
Wednesday07.30 – 08.4513.00 – 14.45
Thursday07.30 – 08.4513.00 – 14.4517.00 – 19.00
Friday07.30 – 08.4513.00 – 14.4517.00 – 19.00
Saturday11.00 – 13.00
Sunday14.00 – 16.15
  • Early morning and lunch sessions are quieter than the evening sessions.
  • Please be prepared to queue at lunch and evening sessions due to high demand
  • Please limit your swim session to 35 minutes – during busy periods

We will endeavor to keep the pool timetable consistent throughout the academic year however circumstances outwith our control mean that the timetable is subject to change.

Contact us

Any queries about memberships, exercise classes, workshops, personal training or facilities and services at the Pleasance sports centre, including the climbing wall and swimming pool, should be directed to our Pleasance-based staff.

Pleasance Sports Centre and Gym

  • Sport & Exercise

Contact details


46 Pleasance