The Water of Leith Visitor Centre is situated in a renovated schoolhouse by the Water of Leith. It combines a free exhibition together with a cafe selling teas, coffees and snacks. There’s also a gift shop selling books and souvenirs. The Centre is accessible to wheelchairs throughout and caters well for families with young children.
Our Visitor Centre and Cafe is open every day 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.
The fun interactive exhibition also fully open
Our volunteer run café serves delicious snacks, coffees & teas – enjoy sit-in or takeaway
CLOSED FROM 22nd December to 4th January
Explore information panels describing the walkway, the river’s past, its bridges, its industry, and its people.
Reveal what ‘we share the river with …….!!’
Focusing on the wildlife that lives in the river’s corridor, find out what birds, mammals, invertebrates, fish and plants share the river with us – you can even find out the problems we humans cause.
Where the experience comes alive.
Cause a flood, try to stop the giant waterwheel turning, control the sluices as you splash around these large stainless steel interactive models. On the unique ‘Call of the Wild Wall‘ listen for the sights and sounds of the river bank. Finally, get up close to the river’s creepy crawlies through the video ‘Bioscope‘.
Buy a paper copy of the Water of Leith Walkway Map via PayPal using the buttons below. If you are not in UK please select International Postage.
The Water of Leith Visitor Centre is situated in a renovated schoolhouse by the Water of Leith at Lanark Road in Slateford, easily accessible 4 miles west of Edinburgh City Centre on the A70.
Bus numbers 34 and 44 stop outside the Centre.
Water of Leith Visitor Centre
24 Lanark Road