Historic and Hidden Leith

Historic and Hidden Leith

Discover why Leith’s motto ‘Persevere’ is so apt!

This unique walking tour doon ‘Las Ramblas’ transports you from Edinburgh to what was once the neighbouring burgh of Leith. Unveil the historic past and the rapidly changing present amidst historic buildings, places associated with ‘Trainspotting’, trendy cafes, restaurants and bars and a burgeoning creative scene. A delicious afternoon tea is the ultimate treat included in your tour!

You will visit all the main areas of Leith including:

  • The bottom of Leith Walk
  • Leith Links
  • South Leith
  • North Leith
  • The port area
  • The Shore

You will

  • discover the strong multicultural flavour and community spirit of the past which still exists today.
  • find out why  Leith is called the home of golf.
  • learn about the significance of street names and the importance of the guilds.
  • uncover the scale of commerce that once existed and the drinks and foods that started life in Leith.
  • see how so many historic places are now used for other purposes.

Sights will include some or all the following, depending on walking pace and interests of the group:

  • The John Rattray statue
  • Leith Victoria Boxing Club
  • Freemasons’ Lodge Trafalgar Hall
  • Trinity House
  • South Leith Parish Church
  • St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church
  • The Vaults
  • The People’s History of Leith mural
  • Leith Library and Leith Theatre
  • The Norwegian Church
  • Coburg House
  • Victoria Quay and New St Andrews House
  • Custom House
  • Rennie’s Lock
  • Monument to members of the merchant navy
  • King’s Landing
  • Lamb’s House
4 hours

Meeting Point: Argonaut Books, 15-17 Leith Walk, EH1 2LE
If you wish to return to this lovely independent bookstore, there is a 10% discount on all purchases because you are on this tour with me!

End Point: Either the Shore or Queen Charlotte Street depending on where you enjoy afternoon tea.

Days: Wednesday to Saturday
Start Time: 9.00am
End time: 1.00pm
Subject to availability, other start times may be available.

Duration: 4 hours with a well-deserved afternoon tea at the end of the tour!


Tea or coffee is included in the cost.
If you would like a glass of champagne or prosecco or a cocktail, this is at your own expense.


  • 1 adult £205
  • 2 adults £230
  • 3 adults £255
  • 4 adults £280
  • 5 adults £305
  • 6 adults £330
  • 7 adults £355
  • 8 adults £380
  • 9 adults £405
  • 10 adults £430
Child Friendly:

From £205 per tour


At additional cost, guests can be collected from centrally situated hotel/accommodation and transported by tram to the starting point of the tour

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Map to meeting point

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