South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland Cruise Port

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On our stop here we got the train across the river over the forth rail bridge to North Queensferry and walked down to Deep Sea World (my daughters love aquariums). We didn’t go to Edinburgh, as we have been there many times before. Mainly for Rugby at Murrayfield (stadium tours are available if you like that sort of thing). There is lots to potentially do from this port. Get the train into Edinburgh, an amazing city, u can walk around yourself, get on the hop on hop off buses, go see the castle, princess gardens & so much more. Go north over the river into fife & see the country a little. Go west and see ‘The Kelpies’ at Grangemouth, or Falkirk Wheel. All of these areas are fairly easily accessible from here as well as from the port at Greenock. Whatever you do, enjoy!


Take the train into Edinburgh. Then walk to what you might like to visit. Otherwise, hail a cab. We had Hop On Hop Off bus tickets, but they don't run nearly enough busses for their customers.

Visited: May 17, 2017

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Edinburgh is beautiful but so crowded in the summer. We didn't even try to go to Edinburgh castle when we saw the hoards of people waiting to get in. The Mercat Edinburgh Underground tour was really fun, but you will want to get reservations early. Also, leave the ship early because it takes forever to get into Edinburgh since you have to wait for a tender from the ship and then get a shuttle bus or train from South Queensferry. We had planned to take the train, but they were on strike, so we were stuck with the shuttle bus. The last bus left Edinburgh at 4:30 pm, so our time in town was limited. The independent shuttle was still way cheaper than the ship's excursion bus for doing Edinburgh on your own, though.

Visited: Jul 07, 2016

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