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Silversea "Scotland's Tattoo" Cruise


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)

Continued from: 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 17-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.

For more information on Edinburgh's ports, see:

Forth Ports
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
Superfast Ferries.

Next page: Rosyth (Edinburgh) shore excursions

Silver Whisper
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"Scotland's Tattoo" ports and sights

Copenhagen Londonderry
Rosyth (Edinburgh) St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
Invergordon (Inverness) Zeebrugge (Bruges)
Stornoway (Outer Hebrides) Tilbury (London)

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Silver Whisper Photos 2003 Silver Whisper Photos 2002

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