Leith Market

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Leith and Saturday Market Tour

Tour around the historic Port of Leith. Leith was the main port of Scotland at one point. This tour will feature some ladies of Leith, past & present and the tour will conclude at the Leith Saturday Market giving you free time to explore the market.

Join your local tour guide, Paul for a tour around the historic Port of Leith. Leith’s history is rich and varied, like most Ports it has many ups and downs over the centuries.

Leith also has a shipbuilding history stretching back 600 years. 

Many Scottish, English and European monarchs have passed through Leith, including Mary, Queen of Scots, most of her grandparents and even her son visited Leith. As a feminist, this tour will also look at some of the women who have made an impact in Leith, in one way or another. 

Leith was also known as the whisky capital of Scotland and you will learn about the ladies of Leith’s role in that trade. 

Unfortunately, Leith suffered a massive decline in the 1980’s due to mass unemployment, poverty and drug abuse, and became famous in the movie Trainspotting. 

Leith has bounced back in spectacular fashion and, according to Lonely Planet and The Rough Guide, is now one of the hippest and trendiest places to live in the world! 

Leith is home to 3 Michelin Star Restaurants,lots of  trendy bistros, bars and floating luxury hotels and The Royal Yacht.

Leith also has a local market every Saturday, and this is where the tour will conclude, giving you free time to explore the market at your leisure.

Leith Market itself is a foodie heaven, Superb street food, Creative crafts, Original Artwork, Eat, meet, greet or treat - there really is something for everyone.

A bustling farmers market right beside the Water of Leith. 

Relax at one of the tables and enjoy your hot street food, what will you have? Indian, African, French or Scottish, it's all on offer here.

And that is not all, lots of local artists and designers have stalls here, so if you are looking for a little gift or souvenir, this market is the place to buy. You can be assured you are buying from local people supporting the local economy too.

Come and meet the small independent traders and sample their wares....fresh fish, meat, bread, veggies and fruits.........all sorts of delicious homebakes, olives, charcuterie, French cheeses, Italian cheeses and Scottish cheeses - you are spoiled for choice.

From £20 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Paul James Stewart Tours

25/68 Admiralty Street
Citadel Court

Tour information


  • Leith




  • English


  • Food and drink
  • History
  • Walking

Tour prices

From £20 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour Stops

Paul James Stewart Tours

Tour company information

Paul James Stewart Tours

Tour company based in Leith, Edinburgh offering several different walking tours of Leith and Edinburgh. I also offer a full day coach and walking tour of Edinburgh and Leith. If you want to see and learn the truth behind the Myths and Legends of Scotland, then my tours are for you. I tell people the good, the bad and the ugly, but in a humorous way. I offer food tours, tours about Trainspotting the movie, a comedy tour too. I have also worked for Invisible Cities who are a Social Enterprise who train people affected by homelessness to become Tour Guides, I have a background in homelessness.

Opening times

Every day from 9:00am - 6:00pm
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