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Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour we cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile we lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions cloned sheep and the birthplace of Harry Potter. Highlights include:New Town
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Private Edinburgh Sightseeing and History Tour
"Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Join this and hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During your tour you will cover all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh. Starting on the famous Royal Mile your guide Alan will lead you through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP45.00
 
Edinburgh City Tour in Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Compare Edinburgh’s Old Town where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh C witch hunters firebrand priests and philosophers all living on the side of a dead volcano. During our tour all the main sights of the Old & New City of Edinburgh will be covered. Starting on the famous Royal Mile you will be lead through the windy streets and up the hills to sites of executions
From GBP350.00

Waters of Leith Tips (10)

A walk along the Water of Leith

For an off the beaten track sight, try a walk along the Water of Leith from Stockbridge, which is an area very near the West End of Princes Street. Start the walk beside the imposing castle style Pizza Express on Deanhaugh Street (really), go down the steps to the riverside towpath several hundred yards to Bridge Place. Turn left and then almost immediately right onto Arboretum Avenue. Walk to where the Water of Leith veers right and follow the footpath to the Glenogle Bridge; cross this onto the street and walk to Glenogle Road. Turn right and this will take you back to Arboretum Avenue where you can retrace your steps along the riverside footpath. The walk is just over a mile in length. You will notice some unusual housing between Glenogle Road and the Water of Leith, that have upstairs flat entrances on one side of the street and downstairs flat entrances on the other. These colony houses date from the mid 19th century to the early 20th, and were built by companies to house their skilled workers.

Make sure you visit some parts of the Georgian (mainly 18th century) New Town, which surrounds the Stockbridge area. Dean Village is another interesting spot underneath Telford's Dean Bridge.

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Aug 02, 2015

Walk beside the Waters of Leith

The walk normally follows the river from |Belarno to Leith. We began our walk at Stockbridge and followed it to the Gallery of Modern Art.
The walk takes you under the Dene, under Dean Bridge and Belford Bridge. On the way you pass St Bernard's well with the statue of Hygeaia, the restored Dean village houses, Miller's Row and the three grinding stones, as well as seeing the weirs that would have powered the mills.
The path is shaded by many different trees. The river has weirs, areas of duck weed like an Impressionist painting, bridges and we even saw a heron. It took a couple of hours but we were not hurrying as we had two small children with us.

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uglyscot
May 09, 2011

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Walking along the river Leith on a warm sunny day is quite delightful. It is difficult to remember you are in the centre of Edinburgh. Especially during the festival when it is packed with visitors,
The trees are of different shades of green. the river is fast flowing or like a millpond, or a small weir or a cascade. Ever changing.
I'd heartily recomment this as a way to unwind after the tensions of the day's activities.

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Aug 10, 2006

Water of Leith Footpath

This footpath runs from Balerno for 12 miles down to The Shore at Leith. I haven't walked it's entire length (just Roseburn to Botanic Gardens) but it's a great place to get away from the bustle of the city streets.

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Jan 23, 2006
 
 
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Riverside walk

Approaching the Dean Bridge from the West End of Princes Street take Bells Brae steeply down to the left into The Dean Village, explore this hidden gem, then walk along the riverside path to Stockbridge, a great area full of boutiques and bars.

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Laverock
Jul 31, 2005

Water of Leith Walkway

The river running seemingly unnoticed through Edinburgh. The Water of Leith runs through and beyond the city. I took a stroll along the walkway from Roseburn Terrace (past Donaldson's impressive school) to Dean and then Stockbridge which brought me nicely back into the streets to head for the centre, having passed the Gallery of Modern Art on my way.

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Vcela
Apr 29, 2004

Water of Leith pathway

To escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, you only need go a few steps away. Running through Edinburgh but strangely secluded, the Water of Leith path winds from Dean Gallery way up to the northeastern reaches of Edinburgh.

There should be an entrance to the path near the Dean Gallery or the modern art gallery. Beautiful.

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JennJenn
Jul 19, 2003

Water Of Leith

Escape from the bustle of the city with a stroll alongside the tranquil Water Of Leith. The waterway wends from beyond Roseburn via Dean and Stockbridge to Leith with a walkway along much of its length. The view shown is about ten minutes from the West End, near to the Dean Gallery.

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Jun 16, 2003

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Leith walk

Just another scene along the walk.
It is amazing that one can find so much green in a big city. It felt like being out in the woods instead of in the big city life.

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Sep 25, 2003

Walk along the river

Do some hiking along Leith river. Begin at Dean Bridge walk north and enjoy the scenery. The walk along the Leith is an official footpath.

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Sep 25, 2003

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Scott Monument

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National Museum of Scotland

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