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Leith, Edinburgh

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3.2/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
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.
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  • The Shore is full of great restaurants and quirky little cafes. Not exactly for sighseeing but you can walk the Water of Leith, edn up in the great neighbour of Leith, have a drink or lunch and then t...  read more »
  • Without crowds of tourists, as on the Royal Mile. Simple and beautiful district, looks very authentic. Near Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where are also worth a go.
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  • We traveled the route from central Edinburgh to Leith via walk of Leight. very quiet area. beautiful river landscape/marine
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