Edinburgh Coast Guide 

Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is located at the mouth of the River Forth, overlooking the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh has a long history and there has been a settlement in this location for over two thousand years. A key feature being the strong defensive position that is now occupied by Edinburgh castle. Edinburgh is the home of the new Scottish Parliament and a major commercial and cultural centre. It is a major tourist destination and has a wonderful architectural heritage and vibrant atmosphere to offer the visitor. 


For details of  Edinburgh Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Edinburgh Hotels  Guest Houses and Attractions

Leith Docks EdinburghEdinburgh also has a port area at Leith, to the east of the city( photo right). There has been a port here since the twelfth century and it is still very busy at the present time. A new line of business at the port has been an influx of cruise liners which bring thousands of visitors to see the city.

Another of Edinburgh's landmarks is the Forth Rail Bridge which spans the River forth to the west of the city - see below.




Edinburgh - BritanniaA recent addition to the tourist trail in Edinburgh is the Royal Yacht Britannia which is located at Leith and is open to the public. Britannia was the official yacht of H. M. The Queen from 1953 until its decommissioning in 1997. Britannia is now permanently moored in Edinburgh's historic port of Leith and visitors can step on board the ship that was once home to the world's most famous family.





Forth Bridge

Around Edinburgh there is also some spectacular coastline. This is a grand historic setting, with castles, great houses and miles of glorious coastline. It's also the ancient home of the game of golf. You can find some of the great links and parkland courses of the world here. But trails and parkland open up the countryside for everyone - from picnickers on the fine golden beaches, to walkers high in the Pentland Hills.

                                                                                                                                           Forth Rail Bridge                                                             




Place to visit around Edinburgh

Edinburgh Quay - Canal side redevelopment - Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 9AG Tel: 01324 602564

Dalmeny House - Stately home of the Earl of Rosebery -  Dalmeny Estate, South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9TQ Tel: 0131 331 1888

The Royal Yacht Britannia - Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 6JJ Tel: 0131 555 5566 

The Edinburgh Dungeon - 31, Market St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 1QB Tel: 0131 240 1000 

The Edinburgh Experience - City Observatory, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH7 5AA Tel: 0131 556 4365

Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh - Founded in 1670 the garden has 72 acres of rare and exotic plants - 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, EH3 5LR Tel: 0131 552 7171


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