On the shores of the Firth of Forth, the historic port of Leith has a great mixture of bars, restaurants and attractions to suit all tastes. Only a short 20 minute bus journey from Edinburgh city centre, The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently moored in Leith and last year had over 340,000 visitors, proving a very popular destination. We show our top suggestions of what to do in Leith to combine with a visit to Britannia.
The Botanic Garden is a tranquil sanctuary within Edinburgh. From the Chinese Hillside to the Rock Garden, the Royal Botanic Garden includes beautiful walks with over 70 acres of grounds. Not travelling by coach? Take the Majestic Tour Bus from Britannia to the Botanic Garden to take in a little sightseeing en route.
Royal Warrant holders to Her Majesty the Queen, His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Kinloch Anderson has been supplying the British Royal Family since King Edward VII in 1903 with handmade Scottish kilts, tweeds and tartans. Their retail shop in Leith has a newly opened Heritage Room showing traditional Scottish clothing and products. You can still see kilt making on site.
Dining in Leith
If your group would like to finish their day trip dining like royalty, Leith has two fantastic Michelin starred restaurants Martin Wishart and The Kitchin.
For those who would like a slice of Italy, stop en route to the city centre at Vittorias on Leith Walk and it comes highly recommended. With a private space for up to 50 people, Vittoria's has a great range of lunch/dinner options for groups allowing you to easily pre-book your menu in advance.
If you would like to book a group (15 or more) to visit Britannia please call Pete or Laura on 0131 555 8800 who will be delighted to book your provisional group, no deposits required.
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