Leith Links

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A guide to the Leith Links area of Leith, Edinburgh, including history, property and amenities.

A close contender to the infamous Edinburgh Meadows, Leith Links brings acres of beautiful open park to the area of Leith. Originally designed as a Golf Course, where you can still see “Giants Brae” and “Lady Fyfe’s Bra"; artillery mounts from The Siege or Leith in 1560. These days you’ll now find playparks, playing fields, a community orchard & tennis courts all on offer at Leith Links park. With close access to the amenities of Leith Walk, Easter Road & the Kirkgate, as well as regular buses direct to the City Centre it’s easy to see why Leith Links is a such popular location. Only a stone’s throw from the bars and restaurants of The Shore and Ocean Terminal, you’ll not find yourself short of entertainment here either.


You'll find Leith Links just off the bottom of Leith Walk, towards The Shore. With frequent buses from Lothian Bus stopping right on Leith Links. Parking is limited to small amounts of on-street parking.

Places to Visit

  • Leith Links Park – Acres of parkland right in the heart of Leith. Early morning you’ll find dog walkers and runners. Mid-morning it’s the school run, followed by the Mum’s and buggies a little later, making use of the playpark, especially in the good weather. Come the weekend, Leith Links Park is filled with various sporting groups, rain or shine.

Places to Eat and Drink

  • Right in the heart of Leith Links you’ll find Bijou - a lovely little bistro, serving breakfasts and lunches, as well as offering takeaways to the parks frequenters.
  • Off the corner of Leith Links at Duke Street is Twelve Triangles Kitchen Table, a small cafe from which the bakers behind Twelve Triangles have opened from their two popular bakery's (off Leith Walk and in Portobello) which has become famous amongst Edinburgh locals. Amongst the delicious pastries from their bakery's, you'll also find breakfasts, soups and sandwiches all on offer.

Local Catchment Schools


Please note: Catchment Schools serve only as a guide. For confirmation of Catchment School you can enter your address into the Edinburgh Council Catchment Area Maps.


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