Water of Leith Visitor Centre

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Water of Leith Visitor Centre: Explore Edinburgh's hidden natural asset the Water of Leith, visit the interactive exhibition at the Visitor Centre and discover the rivers wildlife and heritage.

The interactive exhibition has three zones: The Video Zone engages you with a DVD projection of life on the river - The information panels surrounding the unique video well describe the Walkway, the rivers past, its bridges, its Industry, and its People.

The Tall Panel Zone - reveals what we share the river with Focusing on the wildlife that lives in the rivers 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.

The Interactive Zone - is 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 rivers creepy crawlies through the Video 'Bioscope'.

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The Water of Leith Visitor Centre is situated in a renovated schoolhouse by the Water of Leith at Lanark Road, Slateford easily accessible 4 miles west of Edinburgh City Centre on the A70.


Bus numbers 28, 34, 44 and 20 all stop outside the Centre.


Opening times:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM10:00 AM - 4:00 PM




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Address: Water of Leith Visitor Centre, 24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH14 1TQ, UK
Phone: +44 131 455 7367
Email: admin@waterofleith.org.uk
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