"When I forget thee, Auld Reekie, may my right hand forget it's cunning" R.L. Stevenson

    • Mon09:00 - 20:30
    • Tue09:00 - 20:30
    • Wed09:00 - 20:30
    • Thu09:00 - 20:30Open
    • Fri09:00 - 16:00
    • SatClosed
    • SunClosed

Venture English Language School

What began as a tutoring business in 2003 has become a small Edinburgh-based English language school offering dynamic English learning experiences to international clients: Venture English.
Our story begins with Lorna Lythgoe, the Founder and Director of Venture English. Lorna moved to Japan to teach English after university, then went on to teach in four continents, travel extensively and study broadly.
Lorna started expanding her passion for experiential learning by becoming a trip leader for an adventure travel company, guiding young people around Europe on the biggest adventures of their lives. She worked with them to communicate and collaborate, to face and overcome their fears, and to discover their strengths and potential.
It’s these experiences and values that are at the heart of Venture English. We represent a unique blend of years of classroom learning – in the role of both teacher and student – mixed with holistic approaches to education that take into account the broader ways in which we learn and grow.
We’re proud to be a little different, to push the boundaries of learning English, and to keep things interesting. We’re proud to offer you the chance to experience a language adventure

Latest Reviews


Falko Konditormeister

By Robert Hamilton

'Without doubt the best place in Edinburgh for cake & coffee. If you like your coffee & cake this is the place to visit.'

Tang's Japanese Dining

By Laetitia PichevinHarrison

'I have spent lovely evenings and had lovely fresh food at Tang's. If you are ìn the old town and hungry for healthy food, I would recommend a stop in this restaurant.'

The Royal Mile

By David Hamilton

'Absolutely love walking along the Royal Mile, I last visited on a cold, wet December night and it was still beautiful with so much to see and do.'

Edinburgh Castle

By David Hamilton

'The climb to the Castle is a fascinating mix of narrow, stepped side streets and pathways lined with quirky shops and bars. Spent hours admiring the breathtaking views of city below. Stunning!'

Dominion Cinema

By Peigi Series

'The best cinema in the world, with big, super comfortable sofas just for yourself and free pringles :) And a nice choice of movies too. '

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