Edinburgh Quay

A thriving canal centre, Edinburgh Quay is just a short walk from the capital's famous castle.

Just a short walk from the capital’s famous castle, Edinburgh Quay is a thriving canal centre, bringing alfresco waterside dining to the historic streets of Scotland’s capital.

Once unknown to all but the local waterway aficionados, the Edinburgh terminus of the Union Canal, is now an attractive place to meet friends, eat and drink, or take a canalside stroll and watch the colourful boats go by. There’s always plenty of activity both on and off the water, with walkers, joggers and cyclists enjoying the newly upgraded towpath, and rowers and boaters taking to the water.

Edinburgh Quay is also the venue for the annual Edinburgh Canal Festival.