Edinburgh’s sparkling ribbon – the Water of Leith

Wherever you rent serviced apartments in Edinburgh, you are within easy reach of the dramatic Water of Leith. Focus is usually on the cultural and architectural attractions of the town – the castle, museums and university. But there is another part of Edinburgh that those renting accommodation in Edinburgh’s city centre rarely see – the beautiful green spaces and woodlands of its river landscape.

Practically every ancient city in Europe has a river at its heart, and Edinburgh is no different. As well as being sited on the Firth of Forth, it has its own river, flowing through the centre of the city. What is more, you can book apartments in Edinburgh with us at Serviced City Pads, and travel the entire length in just one short stay. By bicycle or on foot, the Water of Leith is just 24 miles from stem to stern. The entire route is accessible by car, and it has good bus and rail links.

The river begins its journey at the picturesque Colzium Springs in the Pentland Hills. From here, it passes beautiful Cairns Castle, Balerno (where it picks up the Water of Leith Walkway), Juniper Green, Dean Village, near Edinburgh city centre and more. It passes numerous historical and natural points of interest, before ending at the port of Leith.

We at Serviced City Pads can think of nothing better than a ramble along this beautiful river walkway, followed by a warm soak in the bathroom of one of our luxury serviced apartments in Edinburgh.