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These are the poshest halls in the country, according to Tatler

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Tatler has revealed it’s list of the “smartest” student halls. A.k.a the fanciest and most plush student accommodation you could ever dream of calling home.

Forget mouldy shared bathrooms, kitchens that haven’t been touched since the ‘90s and rooms overlooking car parks. Instead imagine banqueting halls, castles and botanical gardens. These posh pads look incredible.

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Here’s Tatler’s top picks:

St Salvator's Hall, St Andrews

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St Salvator’s Hall (or Sallies to those in the know) is where Kate Middleton and Prince William first met way back in 2001. So of course, if this place is good enough for royalty it’s going to be something special. The hall features stained glass windows and sweeping staircases, perfect backdrops for those all important pre formal selfies.  Described architecturally as a "rambling Gothic dormitory”, it sounds like something straight out of the Harry Potter books.

University College, Durham

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This is an actual, real life castle. Yes, really. Around 850 students have the delight of living in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has its own medieval banqueting hall. Fancy.  There’s even rooms overlooking Durham Cathedral, so all in all its not too shabby.

Churchill Hall, Bristol

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Regarded as the poshest hall in Bristol (which is basically crammed full of posh halls, meaning this must be really posh), Churchill Hall is a country house which shares its grounds with the university’s Botanic Garden. Rumour has it the majority of students living here are called Hugo and study History of Art.

Founder's Tower, Royal Holloway

Another hall located in a beautiful setting, Founder’s Tower overlooks 135 acres of parkland, which sounds pretty dreamy. It’s also home to the university’s famous picture gallery and chapel. Oh, and Queen Victoria opened it in 1886. No biggie.

St John's College, Cambridge 

With oak-panelled walls and grand fireplaces, this is worlds away from your bog-standard student pad. St John’s is also home to a swanky place called the  St John's "triple set", an accommodation that takes up two whole floors and includes a huge bathroom, kitchen and living room.

The remaining rooms are self catered and oh my days the dining hall is insane. At most student halls you’d just be glad they held a hygiene rating above a 3 and had cheesy chips on the menu, but here they serve lobster bisque and the catering manager has a Michelin Star. Is this what dreams are made of?

Holland Hall, Exeter

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Now, not everyone enjoys living in ancient buildings as however quaint they may be sometimes you just can’t beat swish modern facilities. Plus, the likelihood there’s going to be a ghost lurking about is seriously reduced. According to Tatler, every Exeter first-year wants to live in Holland Hall. The smart ensuite bedrooms, stunning views of  the Exe Valley and the many, many hot rugby boys are a big draw apparently.

Mylne's Court, Edinburgh

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Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, on the Royal Mile and only two minutes away from the castle, the 17th-century Mylne’s Court is the cutest place to live. Bursting with charm and boasting fab views of the city, it’s home to around 180 lucky students and is reserved strictly for post-grad’s.

Christ Church, Oxford

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If you really want to live out all your Harry Potter dreams than Christ Church is the place for you as it’s impressive Great Hall was the inspiration for the one in Hogwarts. The rooms in the Meadow Building are the most popular, due to having ensuite bathrooms and views over pretty Christ Church Meadow.  

 

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