Sunshine on Leith…

Resting on the banks of the Firth of Forth to the north of Edinburgh city centre, Leith isn’t just a port. It’s a vibrant waterfront hub of quirky shops, galleries and chic bars and eateries. And it even featured in a hit film based on songs by The Proclaimers. Many visitors to this popular area enjoy a gentle stroll along The Shore, followed by a spot of lunch overlooking the harbour.

Step aboard the royal yacht

Fancy a nosy round the Queen’s bedroom? The Royal Yacht Britannia - repeatedly voted Scotland’s best visitor attraction by travellers - offers a chance to board the royal holiday home that sailed more than a million miles around the world over 40 years. After a sneak peek at the former floating palace, treat yourself to a homemade scone in the Royal Deck Tea Room.

Shop ‘til you drop

Next door to Britannia is the vast Ocean Terminal shopping centre. With more than 70 stores, including high-street favourites Debenhams, New Look, Claire’s and Superdry, you’ll find everything you need under one roof here - including restaurants, a gym and 12-screen cinema. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Leith? Take your pick of our Edinburgh Central hotels in Waterloo Place, Princes Street and Queen Street.