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Where is Leith?

Leith is located in the county of City of Edinburgh, Scotland, six miles north-west of the town of Musselburgh, 34 miles south of the major city of Dundee, two miles north of Edinburgh, 311 miles north of Cardiff, and 333 miles north of London. Leith lies four miles south of the Fife border, and was historically in the county of Edinburgh. Leith falls within the unitary authority of City of Edinburgh. It is in the EH6 postcode district. The post town for Leith is Edinburgh.

Leith on a map

Map showing extent of Leith as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Leith
Map showing location of Leith within the UK
Location of Leith within the UK

Which county is Leith in?

Leith is in the ceremonial county of City of Edinburgh, the historic county of Edinburgh, and the administrative county of City of Edinburgh.

Ceremonial CountyCity of Edinburgh
Historic CountyEdinburgh
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh

Where is Leith in City of Edinburgh?

Leith is situated towards the northernmost extremity of City of Edinburgh, and towards the easternmost extremity of City of Edinburgh.

Map showing location of Leith within City of Edinburgh
Location of Leith within City of Edinburgh

What is the postcode for Leith?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Leith is EH6 4AD.

Where is Leith in EH6?

Leith is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the EH6 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the EH6 postcode district.

Map showing location of Leith within EH6
Location of Leith within EH6

What is the post town for Leith?

The post town for Leith is Edinburgh. Leith is in the EH6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Edinburgh.

What is the latitude and longitude of Leith?

The centre of Leith is located at position 55.97546° latitude and -3.18006° longitude.

Latitude55.97546°
Longitude-3.18006°

What is the easting and northing of Leith?

The centre of Leith is located at the grid reference easting 326454 and northing 676459 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting326454
Northing676459

What are the nearest towns to Leith?

Position of Leith relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Leith to the centre of the town.

north-west
6m
Leith is 6 miles north-west of Musselburgh
south
6m
Leith is 6 miles south of Burntisland
south
6m
Leith is 6 miles south of Kinghorn
north
7m
Leith is 7 miles north of Loanhead
north-west
7m
Leith is 7 miles north-west of Dalkeith
north
8m
Leith is 8 miles north of Bonnyrigg
west
8m
Leith is 8 miles west of Prestonpans
east
9m
Leith is 9 miles east of Queensferry
west
9m
Leith is 9 miles west of Cockenzie and Port Seton
west
9m
Leith is 9 miles west of Tranent

What are the nearest cities to Leith?

Position of Leith relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Leith to the centre of the city.

north
2m
Leith is 2 miles north of Edinburgh
south
31m
Leith is 31 miles south of Perth
east
31m
Leith is 31 miles east of Stirling
south
34m
Leith is 34 miles south of Dundee
east
42m
Leith is 42 miles east of Glasgow
north
76m
Leith is 76 miles north of Carlisle
south-west
91m
Leith is 91 miles south-west of Aberdeen
north-west
93m
Leith is 93 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
north-west
102m
Leith is 102 miles north-west of Sunderland
north-west
104m
Leith is 104 miles north-west of Durham