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Recent archaeological digs have revealed that the historic port district of Leith, Edinburgh has been a major port city since the 12thcentury. Because of its strategic position it is also believed to have been the site of cannon emplacements as the mound called “Giant’s Brae” is thought to exemplify. Over the centuries it has been a centre for shipbuilding, whaling, a producer of glass bottles among other industries. Today, Leith has been redeveloped into a trendy waterfront area with upmarket restaurants, affordable housing and public walkways, and a thriving tourist industry.

  • Tour the Royal Yacht Britannia that is permanently docked in Leith; the audio tour will introduce you to the lavish staterooms, as well as the on-board garage housing one of the Queen’s Rolls Royces!
  • Enjoy the best food in Edinburgh; choose from a wide range of restaurants and pubs that cover local food and many international offerings for any budget.
  • Visit the National Gallery of Modern Art: on your way to the gallery, make sure to visit the life-sized sculptures by Antony Gormley along the Water of Leith!

Once you arrive in Edinburgh, whether by train, plane or car, Leith is easy to find in the North of the city, and is directly connected by Leith Walk, running from the east end of Princes Street into the district, and is a pleasant walk with a wide range of shops along it. Or walk along the Water of Leith Walkway, from the Dean Village or Stockbridge, following water wheel logos along the path, and watching the wildlife. If you need to get there faster, take one of the many the bus lines that connect Leith to downtown.

What travelers to Leith are saying

I love Edinburgh and came to university here. I don't know why I left because it's the only place I've lived that I truly call home. My many friends here always help make my stay a delight!
Alison D. 18 May 2015

Hotels in Leith

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From US$123

1 Malmaison Edinburgh

4 stars
4.0 / 5

1 Tower Place Map

With stylish spaces housed in a charming traditional architecture close to local attractions, Malmaison Edinburgh makes for an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers seeking to explore the... More

From US$70

2 Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront

4 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

9 Western Harbour Breakwater Map

Special Offer - 15% OFF

The Hot-el Apartments Edinburgh Waterfront comprise a number of luxury suites situated in the Western Harbour of the Port of Leith. Guests can enjoy stunning views over the Firth of Forth whilst... More

14 Oct 2014
From US$37

3 Edinburgh House Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 12 reviews

92 Pilrig Street Map

Stay and SAVE

The Edinburgh House Hotel enjoys a quiet location but is close to both major transport links and the attractions of the city. Guests are conveniently situated for the Edinburgh Playhouse - the UK's... More

Good for Very Short Stay
Free parallel parking on the main street was difficult to find, especially if you drive out in the evening. Ended up having to park next to a cemetery. The room was very spacious, but...
28 Oct 2015
From US$69

4 Hot-el-apartments Canon Court

4 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

20 Canonmills, Map

SAVE 25% - Non Refundable

For exploring some of Edinburgh's most beautiful spots, the Hot-el-apartments Canon Court invites guests for a wonderful stay at the comfort of its luxurious accommodations and impeccable service. ... More

Night in London
Was great! Very spacious and will cater for anyone who wants a great-sized, self-contained dwelling! Loved it
30 Sep 2015
From US$56

5 Cairn Hotel Edinburgh

3 stars
4.1 / 5 54 reviews

10-18 Windsor Street Map

Free WiFi

The Cairn Hotel Edinburgh is located right at the heart of the bustling Old City, just a minute or two away from famous attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the prestigious shops at Princes... More

Ideal location for the Edinburgh Marathon
This is perfectly situated for either of the two start lines of the marathon. Also, the return bus (not the marathon one) stops right opposite. Only a few minutes walk to the shops and...
28 Feb 2015
From US$62

6 Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH - WATERFRONT

3 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Britannia Way,Ocean Drive Map

The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is an ideal choice of accommodation for holidaymakers and business people alike. Guests can explore the old port area of Edinburgh-Leith, with its... More

A very good experience
The hotel was a very enjoyable stay in the town of Leith. A 10 minute bus ride into Edinburgh from outside the hotel was easy and cheap. There are many pubs and restaurants close by and a big...
16 Sep 2015
From US$119

7 Lochend Serviced Apartments

4 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

149 FLAT 1 Lochend Road, Map

Delivering the conveniences of a hotel and the warm atmosphere of a home in a strategic location, Lochend Serviced Apartments Edinburgh makes for an ideal base while on a business or leisure trip... More

Pretty rough area. Worn furniture grey sheets with old blood stains. If you can put up with that, it was cheap for its size and amenities
22 Jun 2014
From US$125

8 Oakhill Apartments Edinburgh

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Thorntree Park Map


Luxury accommodations are featured in a central location at Oakhill Apartments Edinburgh. The stylish residences allow guests to experience what the city has to offer. The property is close to... More

Awesome family hotel
I've stayed in many 5 star hotels but this was better than any of them. Great rooms, great location, great facilities especially considering we had a baby! The staff in particular Greg was...
15 Mar 2015

9 Victoria Park Hotel

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

221 Ferry Rd Map

Victoria Park House Hotel Edinburgh complements its convenient location with comfortable amenities and friendly Scottish hospitality. Within close distance are area attractions such as the Royal... More

From US$124

10 Ocean Apartments

3 stars
4.2 / 5 9 reviews

2 Western Harbour Midway Map

IMPORTANT: Check in time restrictions

The Ocean Apartments Edinburgh are set on Edinburgh's trendy waterfront right next door to Ocean Terminal with its retail and entertainment amenities, and also just a short walk from the Royal... More

Perfect family gateway
Perfect location. Amazing apartment service, rooms
23 Dec 2014
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