Water of Leith Walkway

A Beauty Spots in Edinburgh City Centre

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The Water of Leith Walkway can be considered to be one of the great delights to be found in Edinburgh. For almost 11 miles it cuts right through the heart of Edinburgh from Leith, through Canonmills, alongside the colonies, past the Botanic gardens, through Stockbridge, Dean Village, past Murrayfield and the Museum of Modern Art and on to Balerno. The city Centre sections pass through a great gorge that shield the Walkway from much of the city, providing a haven for wildlife and a favourite route for runners and cyclists. The paths are generally well maintained and the atmosphere is serene and unexpected. A real treat.

Water of Leith Walkway

Water of Leith Visitor Centre,
24 Lanark Road
EH14 1TQ
T 0131 455 7367
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The Old Town of Edinburgh is built on a ridge that rises gradually from the Palace of Holyrood to Edinburgh Castle. There are staircase lanes, called Wynds, that lead off this 'Royal Mile' that give the impression of the city being built on multiple levels and buildings that date from the 11th Century. The New Town is also a World Heritage Site with its mix of Georgian town houses and the earliest examples in Europe of tenement flats. The views to be had from the Castle, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill are dramatic and inspiring.