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Tel code: 0131 | code search
Postcode: EH6 | code search
Population: 43800
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Britannia Spice
"“Absolutely delicious & amazing” Cannot recommend Britannia Spice enough... Myself and my partner are real foodies and when seeing the reviews on different online, we decided to give it a go. ..." More

Britannia Spice
"Britannia Spice Edinburgh is one of my favorite , I go at least once a month with my family . They had different Asian cuisine from Indian, Thai Bangladesh and Napel , The ..." More

Britannia Spice
"Poor food, when we asked the waiter what appropriate side dishes he could recommend he looked at us blankly, we did not have a starter and I think they took ..." More

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Leith is a town and port in Edinburgh in Scotland situated on the Firth of Forth, 2 miles north of the city centre. From the 12th century the Port of Leith exported coal, animal skins and wool becoming Edinburgh’s official port in 1329, from the early 17th century it was a major centre for whaling. Leith was created a burgh in 1636 before losing nearly two thirds of its population to the plague in1645. Dry docks were built in 1770 and shipbuilding was one of the main industries. Historically interesting features include Andrew Lamb’s House (1587), the 17th century Vaults of the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society, the Citadel Gate in Dock Street (1656), the Signal Tower (1686), the Corn Exchange (1809) Martello Tower (1809), Customs House (1812) and St. Thomas’s Church now the Sikh Temple (1843). Still a busy port with several docks, Leith has been recently developed with smart waterfront restaurants and bars giving it a mix of new and old, it is popular tourist destination, with hotels and a variety of holiday accommodation; it offers excellent shopping with a selection of shops and the large Ocean Terminal shopping centre with dock-side location, this is also the location of the major tourist attraction the Royal Yacht Britannia.


Royal Yacht Britannia (The)
Trinity House Maritime Museum


Cascades Leith Casino


Drake Dental Care
Great Junction Dental Practice


D S H Trotter & Partners
Leith Mount surgery

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Courtyard Bar & Brasserie
King's Wark
Leith Lynx Bar and Brasserie
Ship on the Shore
Shore Bar & Restaurant


Britannia Spice
Courtyard Bar & Brasserie
Fishers Bistro
Khublai Khan's Mongolian BBQ (Edinburgh)
King's Wark
Leith Lynx Bar and Brasserie
Malmaison Brasserie
Med Taverna, Edinburgh

Mya Thai and Indian Restaurant
Plumed Horse Restaurant
Ship on the Shore
Shore Bar & Restaurant
SmokeStack Leith
Suruchi 2
The Raj on The Shore
The Shore
Vintners Rooms


Leith Primary School
St Mary’s RC Primary School


Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront
Ocean Apartments


Blacklock Solicitors
Mowatt Hall Dick


Whittard of Chelsea
Fat Face
White Stuff

The Ceramic Experience

Places to Stay near Leith

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Abbots House Hotel (0.20 miles)

Abbots House Hotel

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Looking for an Edinburgh Bed and Breakfast - the Abbots House Hotel incorporates all the typical features of Edinburgh - friendliness, comfort and elegance, whether your visit is for pleasure or ... More

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Malmaison Edinburgh (0.31 miles)

Malmaison Edinburgh
If you’re looking for a stylish hotel in Scotland’s capital city, there’s only one place to go. The Mal is a gorgeous boutique hotel in Edinburgh, perched on the banks of the Forth in Leith, ... More | visit website
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Mackenzie Guest House (0.42 miles)

Mackenzie Guest House
The Mackenzie Guest House is a Visit Scotland 4 star rated guest house centrally located in Edinburgh.

Situated in an excellent location overlooking Leith Links - the 'original' home of golf - and ... More | visit website
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Sandaig Guest House (0.42 miles)

Sandaig Guest House

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Sandaig........ The perfect place to unwind, award winning guest house situated over looking historic Leith Links park - 10 minutes from the city centre and within walking distance to Edinburgh's ... More

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Park View House Hotel (0.43 miles)

Park View House Hotel

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Built in the 1860's this detached Victorian town house once an ellegant family home offers 16 spacious en-suite bedrooms and with ample free secure parking the hotel makes an ideal ... More

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront (0.75 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront
Receive a warm welcome at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Waterfront hotel, a peaceful base close to the city centre. Complimentary parking means you can come and go at your leisure at the modern Holiday Inn ... More | visit website
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Lochend Serviced Apartments (0.85 miles)

Lochend Serviced Apartments
Whether you're in Edinburgh on business or leisure, Lochend Serviced Apartments is the ideal base. Bigger, more flexible and more relaxing than a hotel room, we have a collection of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments ... More | visit website
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Edinburgh City East Apartments (0.85 miles)

Edinburgh City East Apartments

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Ideal for exploring historic Edinburgh, this exclusive complex of apartments sits just 1½ miles from the city centre and Waverley train station. Awarded four stars by the Scottish ... More

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Cambridge House (0.90 miles)

Cambridge House
Cambridge House, located in the heart of Edinburgh. Cambridge House Central Edinburgh was built in 1880. Located conveniently close to the main shopping area (Princes Street) and the (Royal Mile) it offers quality accommodation. Cambridge ... More | visit website
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Edinburgh House Hotel (0.96 miles)

Edinburgh House Hotel
The Edinburgh House Hotel offers a traditional Scottish welcome into a warm homely atmosphere with en-suite accommodations and free on-street car park, at great-value rates through out the year. The hotel is situated just off ... More | visit website

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