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PIlrig House
Pilrig Park, Leith © www.edinburghwalks.com

Sunny Leith

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January — December

Sunny Leith is a journey from central Edinburgh to the north side of the city and the port of Leith, ending up at the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Edinburgh Walks leads this private or small group walk to Leith via Calton Hill and its views over Leith, the Firth of Forth, the Forth Bridges and the Kingdom of Fife. We go down onto the road to Leith visiting the site of the Gallowlee (the city gallows). We then come to the boundary between the City of Edinburgh and the old port town of Leith and visit the atmospheric house that inspired Edinburgh born writer Robert Louis Stevenson.

There are interesting local tales of Harry Potter writer JK Rowling, Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh and singers The Proclaimers before we reach Leith Links – a 16th century royal golf course, integral to the history of the game. Added to this we see the French, Cromwellian and Jacobite influences on Leith, and ‘Leith sur Mer’ (the recent revivial of the port into a centre of fine dining and entertainment). Finally we reach the end of the walk at The Royal Yacht Britannia (entry fee required).


Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
½
Day
Transport
Walking
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)

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Edinburgh Walks

Unique small group and private guided walks through historic Edinburgh and of it’s port Leith. With your own personal guide who has lived his whole life in the city, you will discover the real Edinburgh – off the beaten tourist trail – in a friendly, relaxed and informative way. Experience breathtaking views of Edinburgh & Leith and learn about the history of the surrounding area. Each of the walks around Edinburgh & Leith will take you to places of interest and beauty that tour buses cannot reach, allowing plenty of opportunities to stop, shop and take photographs.

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All year

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