Leith Port Guide

Leith is the port district of Scotland’s capital of Edinburgh. Leith Port is a commercial port since the thirteenth century and continues to be one of Scotland’s largest ports. Recently, the harbor in South Leith has been in use; it is surrounded by breakwaters at its entrance on the northwestern side. The port also serves as the port of departure for all cruise ships sailing to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

This beautiful port city can be traveled by foot or via buses and taxicabs; these are easily accessible to cruise ships passengers.


The Ocean Terminal center is set amidst an amazing waterfront location and is the home of over 70 stores ranging from high end boutiques to unique shopping finds. It also has bars, restaurants, cinema, spa and indoor skate park.

The Leith Walk which joins Edinburgh and Leith has a variety of independent shops which ranges from Polish grocers to Leith Cycles which sells and repairs bicycles. Gamesmaster features retro games and other video games. The Snail Mail/Citizen of Leith on the other hand is the foremost card and gift shop in town.

Things to See

Take a stroll along Leith walk from the east end of Princess Street and take pleasure in its wide range of shops along the route. On the top of Leith Walk, you will find the statute of Sherlock Homes, near the house of its author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Follow the water wheel logo of the Water of Leith Walkway at St. Mary’s Park and enjoy its scenic river and woodland. It is also the home to the Grey Heron and Kingfisher.


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