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Leith, Scotland

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Leith is a town at the mouth of the Water of Leith and is the port of Edinburgh, Scotland. Once a decaying dockland, Leith has been transformed to become one of the city's most exciting and vibrant districts.

Leith boasts arguably the best concentration of good restaurants (particularly seafood) in Edinburgh. The dock areas are being transformed, most notably the vast building housing the Scottish Executive and the new Ocean Terminal, a shopping and entertainment complex beside which the former Royal Yacht 'Britannia' sits.

Things to See and Do

* Edinburgh Castle
* Holyrood House
* Royal Yacht Brittania
* Walk the Royal Mile
* Arthur’s Seat

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 260 sq km’s
Population – 460,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The port of Leith is located approximately 8 km’s from the centre of Edinburgh and 12 km’s to the airport.

Transport Links - Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) [2], is situated some 10 miles west of the city. Sometimes referred to as "Turnhouse", Edinburgh Airport offers a wide range of domestic and international flights to Europe and North America.
Waverley Station is a major hub for the Scottish rail network, operated by First Scotrail. The city is served by the major inter-city bus companies from around Scotland and England. Most long distance services start and end in the Bus Station in St Andrew Square. Superfast Ferries sail from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Rosyth, near Edinburgh and passenger liners are a common sight in summer at Leith Docks (north Edinburgh).

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