Things to do in Leith, Edinburgh.
Edinburgh's historic port of Leith sits at the mouth of the Water of Leith on the south shore of the scenic Firth of Forth estuary. For decades it was dismissed as a harbor of ill repute, where prostitutes lured rowdy sailors and the city's poor lived in rough and squalid conditions. But now the harbor is gentrifying into a trendy locale. Upmarket cafes, restaurants, hotels, apartments and boutiques pop up frequently, and during the summer locals swarm here to bask under the sun while sipping chardonnay or Guinness at one of the many pubs or bars along the waterfront.
Nothing is more visually appealing in the summer than the cool blue waters of Leith Port. Pedestrians can stroll along Victoria, Albert and Edinburgh docks to admire the varied tall ships. The most famous is The Royal Yacht Britannia, formerly the Queen's floating home. The yacht is now a five-star attraction, and visitors can see the opulent State Apartments, crew's quarters and gleaming engine room. Highlights of the tour include the State Dining Room, the Sun Lounge and the Officers' Wardroom.
The Royal Yacht Britannia is accessed through Ocean Terminal, the area's main shopping mall. It boasts some 70 stores, restaurants, a large movie theatre and a workout centre. The mall hosts various events and promotions, including a Vegas Night where patrons can gamble and boozily dance throughout the night
A Charming waterfront locale, home to the Ocean Terminal shopping mall and the Royal Yacht Britannia... read more
Ocean Drive, Leith
Edinburgh's Premier Shopping Mall... read more
The Queen's Former Floating Home... read more
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377 Easter Road
Easter Road Stadium
12 Albion Place
12 Albion Place
(Easter Road Stadium)
Royal Botanic Garden