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Leith Port: Old & New Multi-cache

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Firth of Forth: Unfortunately the final location has now become a private area. The new 5 star luxury floating hotel called Fingal, a former lighthouse tender, now owned by Royal Yacht Britannia has taken over the area. It was good while it lasted and got a lot of favourable comments. I am disappointed that this location will now not be generally accessible.

Hidden : 08/22/2012
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A circular shore tour of Leith.
There are 12 clues to find over a distance of less than a mile.

You can walk the route in either direction.  Follow the edge of the shore, with two little diversions at Lamb's House and Commercial Quay. The tour will show some of Leith's rich history, as well as giving an opportunity to see what regeneration has done to the area.

There has been a port at Leith since the Middle Ages. From a small hamlet, Leith grew in importance to become Scotland’s principal port, only surpassed in the nineteenth century by Glasgow. Over the years, the folk of Leith or ‘Leithers’ have suffered invasions, looting, burning of their homes, bubonic plague, famine and poverty. After the Second World War, Leith went into decline, but over the last decade or so it has seen a programme of huge regeneration.

The final location is:
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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