The Royal Yacht Britannia
Just a few minutes’ walk from Fingal is her sister ship, The Royal Yacht Britannia. Step aboard Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace for over 40 years and follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.
Find out more at: www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
Just a short taxi ride from Fingal, discover a host of top fashion brands in the centre of Edinburgh.
Visit the upmarket Multrees Walk, here you will find a plethora of top designer outlets, including Louis Vuitton, Kurt Geiger, Michael Kors, Mulberry, Nespresso, Reiss, Pandora and many more.
Just a few paces from Multrees Walk is luxury department store Harvey Nichols, offering designer fashion, beauty, food and wine. Enjoy spectacular views over Edinburgh and across the Firth of Forth at the Fourth Floor restaurant.
George Street is another great shopping destination, home to luxury jeweller Hamilton & Inches, holders of the Royal Warrant as silversmiths to Her Majesty the Queen for more than 120 years.
Within walking distance from Fingal you’ll find a collection of independent, inspirational shops, including textile and design company, Araminta Campbell Ltd, which specialises in handwoven alpaca accessories including scarves, shawls, wraps and cushions.
Image: Ciara Menzies
Another Leith shopping jewel is designer menswear store, Kestin Hare. This highly successful brand was created by Kestin in 2015 with a vision for providing the highest quality garments for everyday wear.
A short stroll from our floating hotel is Ocean Terminal, a large shopping and entertainment centre. Come here to enjoy retail therapy and delicious food or escape for a few hours to the Vue Cinema with luxurious recliners.
The lively district of Leith is a mixture of delightful waterfront cafes and restaurants and quirky shops and markets.
Just a few miles from Edinburgh’s city centre, its unique setting with a working dock, cobbled streets and riverside walkways makes it the perfect place to escape the fast city pace.
Restaurants and Cafes
There is no end of great places to eat and drink in Leith including seafood bistros and traditional pubs along the shore area.
For dedicated foodies, Leith Market takes place every Saturday from 10am to 4pm at Dock Place, with a special Vegan Quarter on the first Saturday of every month.
Soak up nature and take a walk along The Water of Leith, home to herons, kingfishers and carpets of flowers.
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 Gardens.
The route is suitable for walking and cycling and some parts are accessible by wheelchair.
Find out more at: www.waterofleith.org.uk/walkway/
Discover more about Leith’s rich history with a visit to Trinity House Maritime Museum which boasts a collection of nautical themed treasures.