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[Edinburgh public transport] Leith walk closure and sightseeing
Hey Scotland travellers (and locals),
For the next 10 months, a small section of Leith Walk (a prominent central Edinburgh road) is closed. I travel exclusively by public transport in Scotland and around the world so for travellers like myself who like to take local transport, I am putting together a handy guide on how to survive an Edinburgh visit in the next 10 months.
- Read the Lothian buses road closure guidance here (PDF). It details how the routes of all buses that go through Leith Street change.
- In terms of attractions, the bus routes impacted are the buses going to the Ocean Terminal i.e. the Royal Yacht Britannia and the bus 8 to the Botanical Gardens.
- Previously, you could have caught buses to both these attractions from Waverley station, now the stop I prefer instead is York place, a 10 minute walk down the closed Leith Walk. Alternatively, the 8 still stops and North Bridge and the Leith buses from the West end stop on George street.
Note: Did you know that a local bus day ticket for 1 person costs £4 vs £15 per person for the hop on hop off buses. If you know the right buses, you can visit any Edinburgh attraction easily with more frequent buses. I have a public transport guide
for Edinburgh which may be helpful.
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