Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Edinburgh  /  Neighborhoods  /  Leith

Leith, Edinburgh

3.1
#4 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Edinburgh
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
Leith Links is the principal open space within Leith, the docks district of Edinburgh, Scotland. This public park extends to. In its current form it is divided into two main areas, a western section and an eastern section, by Links Gardens both being largely flat expanses of grass bordered by mature trees. Historically it covered a wider area extending north as far as the shoreline of the Firth of Forth. This area of grass and sand-dunes was formerly used as a golf links.Current usesThe west section of the park contains children's play areas, football pitches and, in the north-west corner, three public bowling greens and new tennis and petanque courts. In the east section an informal cricket pitch has existed since 1826. It is used by Leith Franklin Academicals Beige cricket club which, taking its name from Benjamin Franklin, was established in 1852 as the Leith Franklin cricket club. The club has a clubhouse outside, but adjacent to, the park next to the Seafield Bowling Club's enclosed lawn bowls bowling green (from 1860) and clubhouse also outwith the park. In the first week of June, Leith Festival Gala Day is held here. The Edinburgh Mela (since 2010) is held on the Links in late AugustPrevious usesHistorically the park contained a Victorian bandstand, a pond for model yachts, and was used for annual events such as pageants. Leith Races were held on Leith Sands at the edge of the original links.
Take a look at our Edinburgh itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Leith and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Leith
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
191 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The person who said there is nothing to do obviously could not be bothered too look. Lots of bars/restaurants/shops. The Royal Yatch Britannia is here!! The people are very very friendly and we have h...  more »
  • The area around the shore at the mouth of the Waters of Leith is very nice with smart ( Michelin star) restaurants and a lovely place to sit.  more »
  • While there are some nice views and some (little) limited and unique shopping, we found this unimpressive at best. Mostly set up for Cruise Ship passengers that get off the ship and do not choose a to...  more »

Plan your trip to Edinburgh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh hides a maze of cobbled streets dotted with boutique hotels offering inexpensive rooms and outstanding restaurants. Many of the city's Gothic buildings house chic hotels with easy access to most of the city’s main tourist sites. For a uniquely Scottish experience, consider staying in the famous old town. Despite being in this historical district, many hotels here feature contemporary decor with lots of glass walls and muted color schemes. They’re also known for offering spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and restaurants serving classic European cuisine, with a modern Scottish twist.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Edinburgh by other users

15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM GREECE October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in London & Scotland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Edinburgh, Birmingham & London BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Edinburgh BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Liscannor BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans