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Things to do in Granton, Lothian

The run-down area of Granton is beginning to change as building and development continue to bring the area into the 21st Century.

Newhaven Lighhouse near Granton  © Ian Dick
Newhaven Lighthouse © Ian Dick

A walk along the Granton breakwater gives excellent views of the Firth of Forth and Leith.

The Forth Bridges can be seen clearly when the end of the breakwater is reached.

Granton Harbour © Ian Dick
Granton Harbour © Ian Dick


Fife stretches out along the other side of the Firth and planes often fly overhead, going in to land at Edinburgh Airport.

You can walk all the way from Queensferry to Musselburgh if you choose.

Fishing Boat on the Firth of Forth near Granton © Ian Dick
Fishing Boat on the Firth of Forth © Ian Dick

The harbour of Newhaven with its little museum is not far, and the walk along the promenade to Cramond and the river Almond with its little waterfall is popular with locals and visitors alike.

Waterfall near Granton © Ian Dick
Waterfall near Granton © Ian Dick


Why not enjoy lunch with a pint in a pub overlooking the river?

Even the Romans stayed here in a time long gone, but not forgotten.

River Almond near Granton  © Ian Dick
River Almond © Ian Dick

The shore is constantly changing as new buildings continue to grow and the Granton Harbour changes from a working port to a marina.

Newhaven Harbour  © Ian Dick
Newhaven Harbour © Ian Dick

Cramond Island can be reached at low tide but beware that the tide does come in surprisingly fast so don't get yourself stranded or you could spend the next 12 hours there!

Boat photographed near Granton  © Ian Dick
Boat photographed near Granton © Ian Dick

The Chain Pier (a pub) has stood alone on the shoreline for many years and offers views of Fife across the Firth of Forth.

Description by Ian Dick

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