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Be in nature

With 13 miles of pathway to explore, the Water of Leith is home to wildlife including herons and kingfishers. The walkway passes through some of Edinburgh’s most beautiful landmarks, including Colinton Village and Colinton Dell, a wildlife refuge, The Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Village and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

The route is suitable for walking and cycling and some parts are accessible by wheelchair.

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Our sister ship and one of the world's most iconic ships, The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed over 1 million miles around the globe during 40 years of service for Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family. Just a few minutes' walk from Fingal, walk in the footsteps of Royalty through the State Apartments to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

Exterior of The Royal Yacht Britannia


Just a 10-minute walk away at Leith Links, a historic moment in golf was made as the first official rules of golf were drawn up there for a tournament in 1744.

Fingal is an excellent home base with 21 golf courses along 30 miles towards East Lothian, Scotland's Golf Coast. It has the greatest concentration of Championship links golf courses in the world.

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Restaurants and Cafés

There is no end of great places to eat and drink in Leith including seafood bistros and traditional pubs along the shore area.

Michelin starred dining can be experienced at Tom Kitchin’s eponymous Edinburgh restaurant, The Kitchin and Restaurant Martin Wishart, located on The Shore.

Lind & Lime Gin Experience

Lind & Lime Gin Distillery

Discover the story behind the creation of this award-winning gin at the Lind & Lime Distillery. Just a few minutes walk away, see inside the distillery, bottle your own miniature and then enjoy your own perfect Gimlet cocktail.

Private tours available on request. 

Inside a Lind and Lime gin tour as the guide tells the story of the company to those sitting on bar stools.