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The Alternative Story of Leith

1 Hours From £15 GBP per person

Leith is a vibrant and yet lesser-known part of Edinburgh. At Invisible Cities, we have a Leith expert and local legend: Dakota! As a proud Leither they have now developed this tour of Leith so every guest can discover the lesser-known and less-politically-correct stories of Leith. You'll learn about Leith's connections with other parts of the world and the many issues it still faces today whilst learning about its vibrant history and the changes it has gone through in its long history..

Warning: this tour contains topics that may not be suitable for young children, such as drug use. However, we can adapt it to a younger audience.

Tour Highlights

Start at the Scottish Merchant Navy Memorial, in the Shore.

The tour will take you through Leith, formerly separated from Edinburgh but known today to be one of the most vibrant and community-led area of the capital.

You will finish on Leith Walk, one of Scotland's most cosmopolitan areas, where many restaurants, bars, cafés are ready to welcome you for a hot drink!

Tour Details

Any day by appointment, preferably Wednesday - Saturday
English, Spanish, French
Tour Parcipitants
5 to 12
Good For
Adults, Families, Professionals
Volunteer Opportunities
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