Favorite thing: The Visit Lieth website has more reviews of bars, shops and restaurants.
Buildings of note in the area;
Customs House on The Shore & the Assembley Rooms on Constitution Street were both build in the early 1800s when Leith was a highly successful port.
The Scottish Executive at Victoria Quay, opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996 the building cost £47m and is currently used by the Development and Education Departments.
As well as these, there are countless building in the process of being built or have large flash advertising boards detailing what will fill the cleared piece of dockland behind.
Take the number 22 bus every 10mins to Shore
Favorite thing: There is a casino down in the docks.
Cheaper PUBS !
Fondest memory: Friendly People: The Foot O the Walk ; Peace of the Water of Leith, Robbie Burns statue.}
- Casino and Gambling
Favorite thing: There's a picturesque little fishing harbour at Newhaven (at the western end of Leith). I'd guess it's still in use by the smell of fish from here and all the fishmongers shops that line one side of the harbour. We never saw it in action though.
Favorite thing: You can take a boat from Newhaven to see Leith from the sea and also to "seal watch" and visit the island abbey that is out in the Firth (it was so foggy when we were there that we couldn't see it).
These tours only run in summer season in good weather (hahaha, and NOT in this boat).
- Adventure Travel