CAPTION: The Firth of Forth railroad bridge is
Rosyth's answer to New York's Verrazano-Narrows and San Francisco's Golden Gate.
The massive steel-truss bridge is 2.5 km long and opened in 1890.
Port of Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Copenhagen arrival and shore excursions
Rosyth (the "y" is pronounced as a long "i") is the newest of
Edinburgh's ports. It's located on the Firth of Forth, 30 to 45 minutes from
downtown Edinburgh by shuttle bus or public transportation.
Rosyth is primarily a cargo port, although
Superfast Ferries offers a daily 17½-hour
car/passenger service between Roysth and Zeebrugge. During our visit on the
Silver Whisper, the area around the pier was littered with piles of coal,
stacks of lumber, and huge cable spools. Passenger facilities consisted of a
steel building with a metal detector and a handful of friendly port employees.
more information on Edinburgh's ports, see:
Click the "port locations" button to find pages for Rosyth and the
company's other port facilities in Scotland and England. (Note: The
traditional deepwater port for Edinburgh is Leith, which is within hiking
distance of the city center.)
Use this site's route map and timetables to find a public bus connection if your
cruise line doesn't offer free shuttle buses to Edinburgh (as Silversea Cruises
does), or if you're a foot passenger on the Superfast ferry. Also see the transportation information at
Rosyth (Edinburgh) shore excursions
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