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Granton

Area Guides from Cameron Stephen & Co.

Granton

Following across Edinburgh’s coast, along from Leith and Newhaven is Granton. Unlike the areas of Leith and Newhaven, Granton was never a town of it’s own but later came about to fill the housing demands of it’s surrounding areas. It wasn’t until the 1800s when The Fifth Duke of Buccleuch, who owned a lot of the land in Granton, decided to construct a harbour to compete with it’s neighbours Newhaven and Leith Docks that Granton really came to be. Granton has also played home to Quarrying, Car Manufacturing and Gasworks over the years.

Location

On the shore of the Firth of Forth and once on the route of Edinburgh’s old tram line, Granton is easily accessible both by bus and car. Lothian Buses run frequent routes to the area and being a mainly residential and industrial area, parking if usually easy enough to come by.

Places to Visit

Harbour
Like it’s neighbours Newhaven and The Shore, Granton has it’s very own harbour. Home to the Royal Forth Yacht Club and recently given the green light for a Marina, it looks like Granton’s yachting scene is set it grow.

Edinburgh College
The Granton Campus makes up a quarter of Edinburgh’s College Campuses and provides education in sports, technology, the arts and construction.

Places to Eat & Drink
Known to be the home of best kebab in Edinburgh, Javits Takeaway lights up the main street in Granton with it’s flashy open front, serving your favourite takeaway food, in this family run business.