Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Leith. You may be able to find further references to Leith in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
Leith the sixth largest town Groome

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Leith within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
John Wesley 1763-4: In Scotland Again; Methodist's Wealth; "No Law for Methodists"; Exhausting Days 1
Thomas Pennant July 17-23: The Borders and Edinburgh 1
Thomas Pennant July 24-31: Fife and Perthshire 1
Thomas Pennant September 5-17: Inveraray to Edinburgh 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Bonnington 0 2
Abbeyhill 0 2
Newhaven 0 2
Restalrig 0 2
Broughton 0 1
Holyrood 0 1
Calton Hill 0 1
Abbey 0 3
Jocks Lodge 0 2
Canongate 0 2
Edinburgh 196 2
Salisbury Crags 0 1
Arthurs Seat 0 2
Granton 0 2
Duddingston 0 3
Portobello 0 2
Craigmillar 0 2
Tynecastle 0 2
Easter Duddingston 0 1
Blackhall 0 2