The Water of Leith is a haven in the city and only 10 minutes walk from ECS. It is an ideal way to get some exercise after class. You will hear many relaxing sounds, see animals and birds, and also get some fresh air. The river stretches from the hills outside Edinburgh to the sea at the Port of Leith.
Improve your listening - watch this video on the history of the river and answer the questions below
How many mills were once located on the Water of Leith?
Which of these was NOT found in Dean Village?
What was Leith famous for in the 20th Century?
Hidden Gems along the Water of Leith
- - The Water of Leith Visitor Centre
- - The Dean Village
- - St Bernard's Well
- - Stockbridge
- - The Port of Leith
Experience Edinburgh with us
Our Experience Edinburgh General English course is available year-round. This course enables you to study some hours in our school and visit locations in Edinburgh with your teacher. You get the best of indoor and outdoor English practice as well as visiting interesting places in the city.