Rentals near Leith Docks, Walk and Waterfront

Leith is a short distance away from the centre of Edinburgh and an excellent place to stay for your next trip to the Athens of the North. It has a historic and separate identity from Edinburgh and holiday apartments are all over Leith. This makes it the perfect place to enjoy Edinburgh and have the benefits of self-catering as well. Easy transportation to and from the city centre combined with the new bars and restaurants emerging in this up and coming part of the city will make your holiday really enjoyable.

You can easily book a short or long term stay for the weekend, one night, week, or longer. Flats are available with 1,2,3 bedrooms for self catering near the docks, at the waterfront or on Leith Walk. Many lets offer free car parking and free Wifi internet access as well.

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There are different types of holiday apartments available in Leith. You will find super modern flats with fantastic views in modern apartment blocks to historic apartments with an old-fashioned atmosphere in Georgian and Victorian tenement buildings. Many rentals feature large living rooms and have digital TVs, DVD players and comfortable sofas. Some rooms also have views of the bay and the harbour, or have balconies and laundry facilities. Many fine restaurants are located in the stylish Waterfront area.

Leith Harbour – Docks with views of the Firth of Forth

holiday apartment near leith docksVibrant Leith is home to Edinburgh’s regenerated harbour and waterfront area which includes The Royal Yacht Britannia and the shops, cinemas and restaurants of the Ocean Terminal complex (Cruise Terminal).

The area has a growing and exciting restaurant scene. Frequently new restaurants are opening up with innovative menus and offerings. A number of long-established award-winning restaurants are based here as well. The pubs have a colourful history and a few pubs are open well into the early hours. Bar and pubs along the Water are a popular place to escape the crowds during the Edinburgh Festival in August.

The Royal Yacht Britannia is in Leith and will give you an insight into the private lives of the British Royal Family. There are also a few walking tours that give you a flavour of the way of life in the old port area. Found here as well is Melrose Park, Links Park and the famous Leith Links. Many self catering accommodation can be found in this area.


Connections between Leith and Edinburgh are easy. It’s a couple of miles along Leith Walk into Edinburgh, but buses run every couple of minutes and are not expensive. Taxis are easy to come by in the centre of Edinburgh and only cost a few pounds from Edinburgh to Leith.

Edinburgh has a huge range of attractions, museums and galleries. There are plenty of bars and restaurants at the Edinburgh end of Leith Walk in the Omni Centre and around the Playhouse Theatre.

When visiting the city Leith is an ideal place to stay and the perfect base for exploring Edinburgh and the rest of the Lothians. There is plenty to please everyone with shopping, tourist attractions and a great selection of pubs and restaurants. The easy transportation links and the variety of holiday apartments make it a great spot to search for your holiday accommodation.

The old port area is located a 10 to 15 minutes drive away (2,5 miles) from central Edinburgh in Scotland and the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Waverley railway station. Other attractions include the National Museum of Scotland and St Giles Cathedral.

Leith is directly connected by Leith Walk. This street runs from the East End of Princes Street into the district. The city’s Airport can be reached within a 20-minute drive. Easter Road, the home of Hibernian F.C. is a 10-minute walk away.