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Don't miss The Shore

The Shore is by far the nicest part of Leith and is well worth a visit. We enjoy walks down there often accompanied by a drink and/or a meal at one of the various great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I have just moved to Edinburgh from Australia and Fisher's has the best seafood! I had tried the natural oysters, mussels, smoked salmon and the salmon main. It was all absolutely delicious! The amazing service topped it all off nicely. Big thanks to the chefs and staff, I'll be back!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Shore is full of great restaurants and quirky little cafes. Not exactly for sighseeing but you can walk the Water of Leith, edn up in the great neighbour of Leith, have a drink or lunch and then take one of frequent buses back to the centre. On Saturdays, visit the local food market and if yiu are lucky, the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Shore is by far the nicest part of Leith and is well worth a visit. We enjoy walks down there often accompanied by a drink and/or a meal at one of the various great establishments.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I went to Leith in August 2016 during my visit to Edinburgh, and after seeing pictures of the waterfront area on social media and doing some online research, it seemed like a neighborhood we should visit and explore. We had planned to go to Leith one evening for dinner. The "shore" was picturesque (shown in my picture) but once you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area of Edinburgh! Worth a visit. Full of fantastic bars and amazing restaurants! By far the best town in Scotland!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Went to Leith to have a look around the waterfront of an area that used to be quite grungy and is now somewhat gentrified. Some very nice restaurants around and walks along the dockland. Quite windy the day we visited. Would be nicer in good weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We called in on our way home from Edinburgh to go and look at the beach because i bet a lot of people do not realise that a part of Edinburgh has got a beach (Portobello) and a lovely one it is even though not much there as in amusements and activities to do but the beach was lovely, the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

great place however getting a bit rundown same as everywhere walking along street all you see is bookies pawnbrokers takeaways and of course the compulsory charity shops typical council driving traders away

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Nice part of Edinburgh famous for being ten subject of sunshine on leith amongst other things. A lovely Gillian's which had become a nice area of Edinburgh. Popular and daughter after place to live with all the amenities of being close to the Center while maintaining a more unique bikini age feel. Nice to visit and explore

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I had a good time here in 2015, I saw one that had been entirely burnt out, a shell of a car that stood only half of the normal height after much of it's structure.

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