Edinburgh cruise port is the port of Leith, located on the Firth of Forth’s southern shore, Scotland. The Harbour of Aberdeen is 86 nautical miles away. Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city attracts tourist with its historic sights, castles, entertainment and activities options. Edinburgh has dynamic culture and looks spectacularly. The city is famous for the annual Edinburgh Festival.
Edinburgh cruise port is easily accessible via major motorways in Scotland and has good connection via rails. The busy cruising season is from March to October. Edinburgh cruise port is in the itineraries of Cunard, Princess Cruises, Silversea and MSC.
The Port of Leith is Scotland's biggest enclosed deepwater port. It has the capability to handle vessels up to 50,000 DWT. The Port of Leith port is situated in the north east of Edinburgh city with easy access to major motorways in Scotland, including A1, Edinburgh by-pass, M8 and M9. It offers road and rail connections and is perfectly located for North Sea activities of any kind.
The Port of Leith is an important marquee destination for northern European cruise industry. It handles 40 ships and 20,000 passengers annually. The Cruise Terminal provides facilities for turnaround and transit calls. Its central location is convenient for shore trips to historic Edinburgh and surrounding areas.
Highlights: Historic City & Castle, Holyrood House, Scone Palace
Edinburgh cruise terminal
Edinburgh cruise port terminal is located in Leith. It is three miles from the city center. Cruise ships enter Edinburgh cruise port from the estuary of Forth. The dock can accommodate ships up to 220 m.
The building of Edinburgh cruise port terminal is a modern one with all the necessary facilities including waiting area, telephone, internet, toilets. A lot more amenities are offered by the Ocean Terminal Shopping Mall. It is within 5 minutes walking distance from Edinburgh cruise port terminal and has shops, banking facilities, restaurants and cafes. The Ocean Terminal also houses the permanently berthed Royal Yacht Britannia.
Available at the port are taxis and shuttle buses. The parking area in adjacent to Edinburgh cruise port terminal can accommodate up to 450 cars and shore excursion buses.
The closest airport to Edinburgh cruise port is half an hour away – Edinburgh Airport. The closest railway station is Waverley, 15 minutes away from Leight terminal.
The destinations from Edinburgh cruise port include the Baltic, the British Isles, Northern Europe and the Fjords.
Edinburgh tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Edinburgh castle: the castle is the most popular landmark in the city. It is two kilometers from Edinburgh cruise port. It is located on a volcanic rock’s top. The view from the highest point offers panorama of the Firth of Forth and Fife. Inside you can seethe Great Hall, the St Margaret’s Chapel and the Stone of Destiny.
- The Royal Mile: the one mile long road connects the Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, both Royal Residences.
- Royal Botanic Garden: the second oldest (after Oxford’s) British botanic garden. It dates from 1670 and was originally medicinal plants garden. It is located near the Palace of Holyroodhouse and are amazing, especially in spring time.
- Edinburgh Fringe Festival: the world’s largest art festival is held for three weeks every August.
- National Museum of Scotland: located on Chambers Street. It was reopened in July 2011 after a renovation for £47 million. It houses 16 galleries and displays more than 8,000 different objects.
- Camera Obscura: spend really fun time! Located in Victorian rooftop chamber near the Edinburgh Castle’ entrance.
The Edinburgh cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland.
If you lose the Edinburgh location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Edinburgh cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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12 October, 2016
28 October, 2016