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The Shore

Area Guides from Cameron Stephen & Co.

The Shore

Established as the port of Edinburgh in 1329 and historically known as the Port of Leith, The Shore has been used for many purposes over the years including freight, whaling, cruise liners and even as an airport in the 1940s. It was also where parts of the famous Mulberry Harbours were constructed. A favourite with Edinburgh locals who flock to its many bars & restaurants all year round but particularly in the summertime to enjoy the bustling nightlife and friendly atmosphere is has to offer. Close by is Leith Links which provides a great space for walking, jogging, dog walking as well as various different sporting activities. As well as being a short bus ride from the City Centre, on its doorstep The Shore also boasts the Ocean Terminal, a hub of shops and entertainment, as well as being the home of The Royal Yacht Britannia.


Located off the bottom of Leith Walk and a short bus ride from the City Centre. Lothian Buses will get you too and from the City Centre with a number of regular buses, including the 200 bus which goes from Ocean Terminal to Edinburgh Airport.

Places to Visit

Ocean Terminal
With ample free parking, Ocean Terminal is a popular choice for shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment for those who want to avoid a jaunt into the City Centre & the extortionate parking costs that come with it. With a Vue cinema, many shops (including M&S, Debenhams, Boots & Waterstones), Oceanplay Soft Play, Pure Gym & Spa and many restaurants to choose from (including Frankie & Benny’s, Zizi and Wagamama), you could easily spend an entire day at Ocean Terminal.

Royal Yacht Britannia
Britannia was initially launched from Clydebank in 1953 and went on to serve The Royal Family for over 44 years. Now conveniently located beside and accessible from within Ocean Terminal, it is a five-star visitor attraction, making Britannia a visit like no other.

The Water of Leith Walkway
Beautiful on a sunny day but pleasant for a wander all year round. A walk which will take you away from the rush of the city and through various areas of interest in Edinburgh.

Places to Eat & Drink

If it’s for cake and coffee, Mimi’s Bakehouse is a winner. Located right in the centre of The Shore, you can expect to find an exceptional selection of irresistible cakes and treats on offer.
When you fancy a tipple, head to Kings Wark. A bar & restaurant with a fascinating history dating right back to the 1400’s. With an amazing selection on gins on offer, you’ll also find a selection of cask ales, fine wines, cocktails and coffees.

For fans of good seafood, The Ship on The Shore is the place for you. Taking advantage of what fish and seafood the area has to offer, you’ll find dishes like lobster & rib eye steak, shellfish platter, champagne & oysters and a decent cocktail menu too.

And for something a bit more special, Michelin Star chef, Martin Wishart, has also chosen The Shore as the home to his Martin Wishart Restaurant. With modern French cuisine on offer, using only the best Scottish ingredients, it’s an experience you won’t be quick to forget.

    14C Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BT

    Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Reception Rooms: 2
    Viewing: By Appt Telephone Agents 0131 555 1234 Individual, Townhouse apartment in the heart of the vibrant Shore area of Leith. Accessed from the rear of the building, the well-presented accommodation on the second and third floors offer an element of privacy with your own main door and private staircase at ground level. The accommodation, on the second floor, comprises entrance hall, open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining room with triple windows to the front and wood flooring. There is also a wc on this floor, as well as the staircase to the upper level. On the upper level, there is a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room, guest bedroom with fitted wardrobes and third double bedroom/study with fitted wardrobes. This floor also has a family bathroom. There is good storage throughout the property, including a large understair cupboard on the ground level. The property benefits from electric heating, double glazing and a security entryphone system (including for access from a private gate outside). There is a roof terrace shared by the development and this property also benefits from a single garage. Overall, this is a truly unique space that must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
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    2/3 Constitution Place, Edinburgh EH6 7DL

    Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Reception Rooms: 1
    Viewing: Telephone Agents 0131 555 1234 Forming part of the much sought after Trade Winds development is a superb apartment, is surrounded by beautifully maintained communal gardens with concierge service, resident’s gym, lift access, private parking and a secure bike store. The accommodation comprises entrance hall with 2 storage cupboards, sitting room/dining room with feature turreted style windows, fitted kitchen, master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room,  second double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and bathroom. The property benefits from gas central heating, double glazing and a security entryphone system and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
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    42/9 The Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6QU

    Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Reception Rooms: 1
    Viewing: By Appointment, telephone Agents 0131 555 1234 Excellent first-time buyer or buy to let opportunity, located in the heart of The Shore area of Edinburgh. One of the oldest and the architecturally most distinctive warehouses in Edinburgh, this A Listed building is ideally located to take full advantage of the vibrant community in this highly popular area. Located on the second floor, the accommodation comprises entrance hall, sitting room, breakfasting kitchen, 2 good sized double bedrooms and bathroom. The property benefits from electric heating and a security entry phone system. There is also a large private storage cupboard on the ground floor and the building is served by lift access.
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