Historic Newhaven

Welcome to New Haven, a historic port district of Edinburgh, Scotland, where centuries of maritime heritage blend seamlessly with contemporary culture and vibrant creativity. Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth, Leith invites you to explore its charming streets, waterfront promenades, and diverse array of attractions.

Begin your exploration in the heart of New Haven, where the iconic red-brick buildings of the former dockyards now house a thriving community of cafes, restaurants, and artisanal shops. Stroll along the picturesque Water of Leith Walkway, where lush greenery and tranquil waters offer a peaceful escape from the bustling city.


For outdoor enthusiasts, New Haven offers plenty of opportunities to explore its scenic surroundings. Take a boat tour along the Firth of Forth to see seals, puffins, and other wildlife, or cycle along the coast to enjoy panoramic views of the Edinburgh skyline and Arthur’s Seat.

Practical Guide for Your Visit to NEWHAVEN


Explore the historic port area, vibrant cultural scene, and scenic waterfront of Leith, visiting attractions like the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Ocean Terminal shopping center, and the Scottish Seabird Centre, and immersing yourself in the rich maritime heritage of this district in Edinburgh.


Indulge in Scottish cuisine at local pubs and eateries, trying specialties like haggis, Scotch pie, and Cullen skink (smoked haddock soup), accompanied by traditional drinks like Scotch whisky or Scottish ale.


Bring home a taste of Scotland with a bottle of locally-distilled whisky or a package of Scottish shortbread, or shop for handmade crafts, Scottish tartan textiles, and souvenirs at the markets or boutiques in Leith, where you can find unique gifts and treasures.


For panoramic views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth, take a walk along the Water of Leith Walkway or visit Calton Hill, where you can enjoy breathtaking vistas, serene natural landscapes, and outdoor activities.

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