Leith is one of Edinburgh’s most eclectic, exciting and trendy areas. With a very different atmosphere and feeling from areas like Stockbridge, Morningside or the city centre, Leith offers a more earthy, edgy and independent vibe, recently being named one of the world's 'coolest neighbourhoods'.
Leith Walk is lined with shops, restaurants and bars where you’ll find a real Edinburgh welcome. Shops range from supermarkets to independent book shops and other nooks where you’ll find the rare and unique. Bakeries, cafes and independent grocers mean Leith still holds strongly onto its own identity, even a century on since it was officially incorporated into the city of Edinburgh in 1920.
Home to the city’s historic port on the Forth, Leith is home to a beautiful waterfront where restaurants, bars, pubs and shops open out to stunning views of Fife, and is a frequent stop for cruise ships. You’ll also find the Royal Yacht Britannia - a floating former Royal Residence - next to Ocean Terminal shopping centre where you can dine and shop to your heart’s content.
The Water of Leith provides a beautiful walk that will take you through to or from Leith past some of Edinburgh’s most photo-worthy spots including the Dean Village.