Leith has long been Edinburgh’s port and over the years what was once a separate town was assimilated into the North of the city. Leith used to be an industrial area but since the 1980s it has been drastically redeveloped and it now boasts some of the finest restaurants, bars and shopping that Edinburgh has to offer.
See & Do
As Edinburgh’s port, Leith is still busy with an influx of cargo from all over the world. The redeveloped docklands are a pleasant place to take a walk and you are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. The most popular tourist attraction in Leith is probably the Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal. The Leith Links is also a lovely park with a large play area for kids.
You’ll find more than one Michelin starred restaurant in Leith and some of the finest seafood that Scotland has to offer. The Shore is a great destination for dining out and you’ll find a string of tempting restaurants at Commercial Quay. Alongside the finest Scottish cuisine there are some notable exotic options too, especially if you enjoy Indian food. If you head up Leith Walk you’ll find some cheaper, casual options from a tasty burrito to traditional fish and chips.