Despite the weather, there’s always ‘Sunshine on Leith’. An area like no other, it is built around The Shore – the city’s original docks. Serving as a port from the 12th century, it has been the location of many significant events in Scottish history. Mary of Guise ruled Scotland from her home here while Mary Queen of Scots was in France during the 1560s. The port was where King George IV entered Scotland, and Leith Links was a popular golf course for Charles I and James VII. Birthplace of The Proclaimers (band), Leith is the inspiration for the song and musical Sunshine on Leith. It is also the birthplace of Irvine Welsh (author) and the setting of his most famous novel, Trainspotting.

A vibrant centre for creativity, the neighbourhood is full of restaurants, bars, cafes, shops, attractions and galleries. The area even boasts its own festival, magazine and market.

LeithProperties in Leith vary from trendy warehouse conversions, traditional tenements and modern developments to traditional townhouses. Leith Links offers 46 acres of green space right on the neighbourhood’s doorstep.

A centre of culinary excellence, The Shore hosts two Michelin star restaurants – The Kitchin and Restaurant Martin Wishart. It’s not short of pubs, bars and restaurants with popular haunts such as Fishers, The Ship on the Shore, The King’s Wark, Mimi’s Bakehouse, The Lioness of Leith and The Roseleaf in the area. It is also the home of the Royal Yacht Brittania – named Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction by VisitScotland. Brittania is docked next to Ocean Terminal, where you can find shops, restaurants, cafes, department stores and a multiscreen cinema.

It is a quick journey into the City Centre with excellent bus links and easy car routes to other parts of the city. If you have a car, many properties in the area have private parking or free on-street parking.

There are a number of excellent local Primary Schools, including Leith Primary School and St Mary’s RC Primary School. It is in the catchment area for Leith Academy and Holyrood RC High School, but is also in easy reach of a number of public schools including Erskine Stewart’s Melville Schools, St George’s School for Girls, The Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College.

At the end of Leith Walk (EH7) and Easter Road (EH7), it is also close to Abbeyhill (EH8), Newhaven (EH6) and Hillside (EH7).


Properties In Leith

Two bedroom property to let, Great Junction Street, Leith
Charming two bedroom property in the heart of fashionable Leith. 5 minute walk to Leith School of Art, and the Shore. 2 Double bedrooms, open plan kitchen/living/dining.
£1300 /mo (Short Term)
£900 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Leith
  • Reference: #11357

Three bedroom property to let, Chapel Lane, Leith
Beautiful 3rd floor flat to rent in Leith. Close proximity to the Shore. Property comprises of 3 double bedrooms, bright open plan kitchen/living room area and a bathroom with shower over bath.

Free on St Parking

Lift access in the property.
£1400 /mo (Short Term)
£2000 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Area: Leith
  • Reference: #11370

One bedroom property to let, Edina Place, Leith
A bright and spacious double bedroom property, first floor flat, with a raised bed and office area. A vibrant living room with a sofa bed. The property is located just off a bustling Easter Road and has wonderful transport links into the city centre, with Princes Street being a 20 minute walk. The p... [MORE]
£900 /mo (Short Term)
£700 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Leith
  • Reference: #11356

Two bedroom property to let, Leith Walk, Leith
Bright and spacious 2 bed flat on popular Leith Walk. This newly refurbished property comprises spacious lounge with cable TV, well equipped kitchen with dining area, 2 double bedrooms, and a modern shower room.

This property benefits from an excellent location, being situated on Leith Walk with a... [MORE]
£1000 /mo (Short Term)
£1000 /wk (Festival / Holiday)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Leith
  • Reference: #2283

One bedroom property to let, Couper Street, Leith
A one bed fully furnished studio apartment within a stylish new modern development situated close to the cosmopolitan Shore area of Leith – only 2.5 miles to the centre of Edinburgh.

Situated in a quiet street and within a short walk of the fantastic mix of bars, cafes and noted restaurants on the... [MORE]
£725 /mo (Long Term)
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Area: Leith
  • Reference: #2145

Two bedroom property to let, Duke Place, Leith
Spacious 2 bedroom property in new build development in Leith. Lovely large kitchen, living room with dining area and 2 generous double bedrooms. Just a few meters from a park and very close to the city centre.

With public parking, this new build property offers spacious living at affordable prices.... [MORE]
£775 /mo (Long Term)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Area: Leith
  • Reference: #1456