45 Fun Things to Do in Leith & Newhaven

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Dining in and dining out al fresco, weekend mooching along the Water of Leith and pub hopping are a few of our favourite things to do in Leith. We’ve also included useful information for locals and visitors such as where to find gyms and supermarkets in Leith.


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Teuchters Landing

Leith Attractions and Tours

  • Foot of the Walk
  • Constitution Street – stretch of bars and restaurants with al fresco dining
  • The Shore – grab lunch and chill or bar hop
  • Trinity House Maritime Museum
  • Leith Historic Walking Tours
  • Leith Bike Tours
  • Leith Farmers Market at Dock Place (Saturday)
  • New Leith Farmers Market at Leith Links (Sunday)
  • Ocean Terminal (VUE cinema, shopping, dining, The Boardwalk skating, Transgression Park skatepark)
  • Royal Yacht Britannia – visit the royal residence responsible for thousands of adventures. Our review
  • Leith Theatre (venue)
  • Leith Library
  • The Water of Leith Walkway
  • Edinburgh Royal Botanics (close to Leith)
  • Newhaven Lighthouse
  • Newhaven Mermaid street art mural
  • The Biscuit Factory (venue)

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Sports in Leith and Newhaven

  • Tribe Yoga Leith Walk
  • Leith Yoga (1-7 Montrose Terrace) classes and retreats
  • Leith Cycle Co hire and repair
  • Leith Victoria Swim Centre
  • Leith Bike Tours
  • Alien Rock indoor climbing
  • The Boardwalk indoor skating
  • Summerside Bowling Club
  • Cramond Golf Course
  • World of Football pitch hire

Nature and Walks in Leith and Newhaven

  • Leith Links Park tennis
  • Leith Links Park bowling
  • Starbank Park and Garden’s beautiful views of the Firth of Forth
  • Victoria Park (south Newhaven)
  • Inverleith Park next to Edinburgh Royal Botanics
  • The Water of Leith Walkway (walk, cycle or skate)
  • Cramond Beach and Waterfall
  • Lauriston Castle and Japanese Gardens (image below – my cousin, Ella)
  • Portobello Beach (10-minute drive from Leith)

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Lauriston Gardens and kid playing

Gyms in Leith

  • PureGym – Ocean Terminal
  • Projekt 42 – Leith Walk, not for profit, online classes, PTs, counselling
  • Elysium Edinburgh – Duke Street, gym, crossfit, PT sessions

Shopping in Leith

  • Leith Army Store – surprisingly useful!
  • Second hand shops on Leith Walk
  • Out Of The Blue Drillhall – flea market calendar
  • Flux – lovely gift shop on Bernard Street (image below)
  • Ocean Terminal – complex with shops such as Boots, H&M
  • Tiso – outdoors gear, knowledgeable staff 
  • Go Outdoors – camping and travel equipment store 
Flux Leith Shop

Supermarkets and Convenience Stores in Leith

We get that food/grocery shopping is not the most exciting thing to do so we’ve left the following off our numbered list. However, this list may come in handy for some readers.

  • Tesco Metro – Leith Walk
  • Sainsbury’s Local – Leith Walk
  • Scotmid Co-Op – Leith Walk
  • Hing Sing – Leith Walk
  • PCY Oriental – Leith Walk
  • A Taste of Poland – Leith Walk
  • Poly Pak Continental Foods – Leith Walk
  • Lidl – Newkirkgate
  • Farmfoods – Newkirkgate
  • Junction Food Store – fresh fruit and veg convenience store
  • Leith Post Office – Constitution Street
  • Sainsbury’s Local – Bernard Street
  • Londis – Easter Road
  • Lidl – Easter Road
  • Iceland Foods – Easter Road
  • Asda Leith Superstore – Newhaven
Poly Pak Fruit and Veg Shop Leith Walk Edinburgh

Festivals in Leith


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