Leith/Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Cruise Port

Say “Firth of Forth” five times fast. These aren’t made up words, but the description of the location of Edinburgh. A firth is an estuary and this one just happens to be an estuary of the Forth River. Edinburgh lies on the southern shore of this area. Entrenched in its natural surroundings, the city of Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most idyllic cities, attracting cruisers from all over the world. Edinburgh features a booming culture, and in the summer it’s home to some of the world’s most popular festivals , including the renowned Edinburgh International Festival, which is three weeks of theater, opera, dance and musical performances. Contact our experts for help planning a cruise to Edinburgh, whether it’s during a festival or any other time of year. Featured below are a few of the best ways to spend your time when cruising to Edinburgh, Scotland:

  • See the Scottish Crown Jewels and the room where Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to the next King of Scotland at Edinburgh Castle.
     
  • The Royal Botanic Garden offers 70 acres of beautiful plants, many of which are used for research.
     
  • Learn about the history of Scotland, from its earliest days to the present, at the newly renovated National Museum of Scotland.
     
  • Go aboard Queen Elizabeth’s Royal Yacht Britannia, which was decommissioned in 1997. This is a ship that held 45 of the royal household and even a Rolls-Royce. 

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