The Water of Leith Walkway

Whether you are in Edinburgh for pleasure or business, we at Serviced City Pads recommend some gentle rambles along the river Leith as the perfect accompaniment to a stay in one of our Edinburgh serviced apartments.

The Water of Leith runs through the centre of Edinburgh. Easily accessible by both road and rail, those booking accommodation in Edinburgh can cycle the whole route in one day, as the entire river is only 24 miles long. Walkers and cyclists can tackle it in a series of stages. This is the best way, as each mile is crammed with things to see.

Dean Bridge, a dramatic construction across a deep gorge, was built by Thomas Telford in the 1830s. The area here was once lined with numerous mills. There are still numerous remnants of Edinburgh’s industrial past to be found, and anyone booking serviced apartments in Edinburgh’s New Town will find it an easy stroll to discover some of them and there are lots of other places and points of interest to be seen in Edinburgh, even if you are here on business.

It’s a downhill ramble past Stockbridge, Inverleith and Cannonmills – as the name suggests, this is where the great cannons used at the castle were forged. There are many more things to see between here and Port Leith, including gardens, museums and stately homes. Book luxury apartments in Edinburgh, and we at Serviced City Pads guarantee the “silver ribbon” of the river Leith will enchant you as it has so many others.