Stand-out features include vaulted dining halls, a glass-fronted restaurant and an art gallery housing world renowned collections.
The eight-strong selection was published today by Tatler magazine, who scoured England and Scotland for the 'smartest' student accommodation.
St Salvator's Hall, St Andrews
The hall, built in 1930, is where the royal couple met as first-year students in 2001.
University College, Durham
Some 850 have the privilege of living in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Formal dinners are hosted in the castle's breathtaking medieval banqueting hall.
Some 400 students stay at the residence each year, enjoying the benefit of meals in a glass-fronted restaurant.
Founder's Tower, Royal Holloway
It is now home to 500 students, who live in a mixture of single and shared bedrooms.
There is also a dining hall, cafe, chapel and picture gallery on site.
Mylne's Court, Edinburgh
It is situated in a bustling and lively location, popular with tourist hotspots and street performances in the heart of historic Edinburgh.
Churchill Hall, Bristol
The catered hall is located in the North Residential Village, on the opposite side of the Clifton Downs from the majority of university buildings.
Christ Church, Oxford
It is also home to Oxford’s Cathedral, which has its own world-famous choir.
If that isn't impressive enough, its Great Hall was the inspiration behind the one featured in Harry Potter's Hogwarts.
St John's College, Cambridge
The 500 rooms on the main site are split between a number of buildings.
Lucky students might find themselves living somewhere previously occupied by one of our famous alumni, such as William Wordsworth, Douglas Adams or Paul Dirac.
The college's own website boasts that its 'rooms, food and facilities are reckoned to be some of the best in Cambridge'.