Leith, Portobello and Edinburgh East

Leith is an up-and-coming area while Portobello is “Edinburgh’s seaside resort”

Leith is Edinburgh’s port on the Firth of Forth, but no longer as busy as it once was.

It is an up-and-coming area – home to Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Yacht Britannia, as well as two Michelin-starred restaurants.

Portobello lies south east of Leith, also on the Firth of Forth coast. The green open space of Holyrood Park lies between Portobello and the city centre, which is about 5km due east. Portobello is “Edinburgh’s seaside resort” and has a long sandy beach. It is currently undergoing a revival. Independent local shops and cafes.

Leith is an up-and-coming area – home to two Michelin-starred restaurants

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