Water of Leith Visitor Centre

A Family Attraction in Edinburgh

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The Water of Leith runs right through Edinburgh and you can follow its path on the Water of Leith Walkway all the way from Balerno in the south to the port of Leith at the sea. Halfway along the walk, at Slateford, is this visitor centre, which has an interactive exhibition on the river\'s heritage and wildlife. You can watch the life of the river through the video well, control the ebb and flow of the water, cause a flood and try to stop the giant waterwheel. The sights and sounds of the riverbank are captured on the \"call of the wild\" wall. 10:00 - 16:00 everyday Apr - Sep closed Mon & Tue Oct - Mar Closed 24 Dec - 5 Jan Adult £1.90, Concession £1.40, Child £1.20, Family £5.00, Members Free Cafe, Gift Shop, Disabled Access, Events all year

Water of Leith Visitor Centre

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Edinburgh city is located on the Southern shore of the Firth of Forth with an historic central area, the unique feature of the mini-mountain of Arthur's seat in the middle and then some of the more disasterous post-war house estates in the suburbs. Although the centre of Edinburgh is only a mile and a half from the shore-line, it is the dramatic atmosphere of the Castle that dominates the city rather than the influence of the sea although the suburb of Leith is recommended for its bohemian mix of independent restaurants and pleasant dock-side areas.