Leith Gourmet and Shopping Walk, Edinburgh

Leith Gourmet and Shopping Walk (Self Guided), Edinburgh

Leith is an attractive and lively district on the shores of the Firth of Forth that is home to a delicious range of wining and dining options. This is a top foodie destination for Edinburgh residents and its reputation extends throughout the UK. Among the dining options here are a generous smattering of Michelin-starred restaurants and gourmet eateries. Some of Scotland’s best chefs are working in Leith today.

One not-to-be-missed highlight is The Shore, which in 2010 was voted as runner-up in the "Best Foodie Street" category in the UK Google Street View awards. But Leith isn’t just about fine dining, because there is also a scrumptious mix of casual options, including the traditional and quite heavenly, fish and chips. Restaurant tables are not the only places in Leith where you can find great food.

Check out the delis, bars and cafés. In addition to all the lovely food, experience the other attractions that this part of Edinburgh is well known for. Go on a shopping trip to Ocean Terminal Shopping Center, the biggest shopping mall in the city. In between visiting the stores, catch a movie in the 12-screen cinema. Moored alongside the mall is the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the floating royal residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Climb onboard for a tour of five main decks and see State Apartments, the Crew's Quarters and the Engine Room.
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Leith Gourmet and Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: Leith Gourmet and Shopping Walk
Guide Location: Scotland » Edinburgh
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Author: emily
Ocean Terminal, Royal Yacht Britannia

1) Ocean Terminal, Royal Yacht Britannia

Victoria Quay, Scottish Executive Offices

3) Victoria Quay, Scottish Executive Offices

Water of Leith

4) Water of Leith

Leith, The Malmaison Hotel and former Mylnes Mill

5) Leith, The Malmaison Hotel and former Mylnes Mill

Leith, The Shore

7) Leith, The Shore

Leith, The Shore

8) Leith, The Shore

Bernard Street, Old Leith Bank

10) Bernard Street, Old Leith Bank

Bernard Street, Clydesdale Bank

12) Bernard Street, Clydesdale Bank

Constitution Street, Exchange Buildings

13) Constitution Street, Exchange Buildings

Constitution Street, Leith Police Station

14) Constitution Street, Leith Police Station

Constitution Street, South Leith Parish Church

15) Constitution Street, South Leith Parish Church

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