Water of Leith

Leith Edinburgh

Winding its way through west and then north Edinburgh, the Water of Leith is the only river of any size in the urban area, but unlike the Clyde in Glasgow or Thames in London, it doesn't define the city. Pleasantly verdant, if occasionally a little scruffy, there’s a walkway that sticks to the riverbank along most of its length: the most interesting section for visitors is between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, through the former mills and mill workers houses at Dean Village, to Stockbridge. It eventually leads to the sea at Leith, and along the way you can now see various statues by Anthony Gormley of a man standing in the river.

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