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Rosyth port is situated about 8 miles from Edinburgh city centre and just 40 miles to Glasgow.

The port has been in operation since 1998 so it is relatively new to the cruising scene however its close proximity to Scotland’s capital means that it benefits greatly from the number of passengers that pass through every year.

One of the main advantages that this port has is that it is very easy to get to either by driving yourself or by taking public transport. The train station at Inverkeithing is the best way to go, simply hop on a free shuttle bus provided by the Fife Council and that will take you straight to the port or you can follow the M90, A823(M) and then the B980 if you are travelling by car (the postcode for any sat nav users is KY11 2XP).


The ports location means that it is included as a port of call on various cruise itineraries. Many cruise operators now offer cruises around Britain and they often stop at places such as The Shetlands, The Channel Islands and Ireland.

The UK wide route can be a great way to discover some natural wonders and fascinating cities that are close to home. However the fact that it sits on the east coast of Scotland means that a cruise from Rosyth is great for visiting Scandinavia and Russia too.

Ipswich based Fred Olsen is the main cruise line that operate cruises that start and finish in Rosyth.

Because the port itself is rather new the terminal building is also modern in nature and provides all the basic facilities that you need for your cruise. There is also short and long stay parking facilities right next to the terminal as well however ensure that you check with the cruise line first as free parking maybe available.

The long stay car park is about a 5 minute walk to the terminal itself although the short stay is right outside the terminal building if you are just dropping off or picking up.

Something that is definitely a must when you cruise from Rosyth is to have a few nights in Edinburgh before you embark on your holiday. The city is home to some of Scotland’s best attractions and has a very rich cultural and historical legacy meaning that there is definitely something for everyone in one of the UK’s and Europe’s most vibrant and lively cities.

Furthermore, Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace and Gleneagles are all short drives away from the port if you have a few hours to spare. Its convenient location coupled with the fact that it has access to many routes around the UK and Europe makes the port at Rosyth one of the most popular in Scotland.