City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Levenhall Links

Levenhall Links Edinburgh
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Levenhall Links is a coastal, industrial, and recreational area at Musselburgh, near Musselburgh Racecourse, Morrison's Haven and Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum.

Levenhall Links comprises of 134 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea by building a sea wall and pumping of large amounts of pulverised fuel ash into a number of ash lagoons.

This infill site for fly ash from the former coal fired Cockenzie Power Station has been partially restored and landscaped, shallow pools for wading birds have been created, and the area has become a popular site for birdwatchers, as well as an informal golf practice area.

The Royal Musselburgh Golf Club originated at Levenhall Links before moving to Prestongrange House.