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Leith Top of the Walk, Edinburgh

Scottish Streetscape – Urban Realm in Lothian: Landscape Architecture Design

post updated 28 October 2023

Leith Walk
aerial image of Leith

Leith Top of the Walk

Edinburgh Leith Walk
photo © Adrian Welch

Leith Walk is one of the longest streets in Edinburgh. The thoroughfare is the main road connecting the east end of the city centre to Leith.

Forming most of the A900 road, it slopes downwards from Picardy Place at the south-western end of the street to the ‘Foot of the Walk’. The foot is at the north-eastern end, where Great Junction Street, Duke Street, Constitution Street and the Kirkgate meet.

For historical reasons the carriageway is known as Leith Walk but the upper half has several stretches with side names including some parts having different names on opposite sides of the street. Running from its upper (south west) end, on the west side of the street the sections are Picardy Place, Union Place, Antigua Street, Gayfield Place and Haddington Place; on the east side, sections are titled Greenside Place, Baxter’s Place, Elm Row and Brunswick Place.

Leith Building Designs

Contemporary Leith Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buildings near the Top of Leith Walk:

Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
photo © Adrian Welch

Former Gateway Theatre – now closed
Leith Walk
photo © Adrian Welch

Buildings located much further east, by the waterfront in the heart of Leith:

Malmaison Edinburgh
Malmaison Leith
Malmaison photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Government Leith
Scottish Government Leith
Scottish Government offices photo © Jason Baxter

Fishers Restaurant
Fishers Restaurant
building photo © Adrian Welch

Assembly Street Leith
Leith Assembly Street
architecture picture from architect studio

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Register House
General Register House
property photo © Adrian Welch

Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

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