North Edinburgh and Leith
Famous restaurants, cool bars and an aura of Scottish creativity make Edinburgh’s vibrant port quarter the place to be
The seaside area of North Edinburgh and Leith has a distinctive local flavour that sets it apart from the rest of the Scottish capital. At the heart of this area is The Shore, a picturesque cobbled street lined with chic bars and sumptuous seafood restaurants that overlooks the Water of Leith. Leith has a rich maritime history, and you’ll be able to experience it for yourself aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, or in the archives of the Trinity House Maritime Museum.
Leith has undergone a major revival in the last two decades. Today, it’s a haven for artists and musicians, and is known for its cultural diversity. Above all, this area is famous for its food. Discovering another country’s culinary traditions is one of the greatest pleasures of foreign travel, and you’ll find countless opportunities to do so here. Whether you’re enjoying affordable seafood at Fishers Bistro, or splurging on Michelin-starred excellence at The Kitchin, living in North Edinburgh and Leith is a treat for the tastebuds.
Best of all, North Edinburgh and Leith offers you the affordability and the sense of community you’d expect from an out-of-town location, without losing any of the excitement of big city living. Buses run regularly from this area to the university and city centre, and take between 15 and 20 minutes - whilst modern amenities including supermarkets, bars and transport links are never far away.