As far as iconic areas go, they don’t come more legendary than Leith. This historic port on the north shore of Edinburgh has served as the gateway to the city for centuries – the area’s original harbour dates back to the 14th century; in the 18th century it was Scotland’s main trading port and it has been visited by several monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots, King George IV and Queen Victoria. Today, Leith is a popular place to both live and visit. Delightful curio boutiques sit alongside everyday shops; a diverse range of cafés, restaurants and bars mean you’re never short of choice and the area places host to a variety of multicultural events throughout the year, all of which add up to make this one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Edinburgh.
Choose from 5 star floating hotels, purse-friendly hostels and everything in-between.
Have a royal day out – step onboard the former floating palace, The Royal Yacht Britannia.
Discover Michelin-starred gems sitting alongside exciting street food eateries.
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