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Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland

South Queensferry is the gateway to Edinburgh, the political, commercial and cultural heart of Scotland. Nestled between the Highlands and the Border Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted for its superb skyline, its impressive collection of architecture and its beautiful parks. The streets of the elegant New Town are lined with graceful Georgian buildings, many designed by the great architect Robert Adam. Edinburgh has also exerted a tremendous cultural force on Europe and the English-speaking world. The International Festival has been one of the premier European cultural events for over half a century. Among those who have called the city home are the writers, Robert Burns, James Boswell, and Sir Walter Scott and the philosophers, Adam Smith and David Hume. To stroll the streets of Edinburgh is to experience one of the world's great cities.

Note: South Queensferry is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.

Points of Interest

  • Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle
  • Princes Street
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Stirling
  • St. Andrews
  • Floors Castle & Dryburgh Abbey
  • Glamis Castle

More about Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Scotland Points of Interest

  • Royal Mile & Edinburgh Castle -

    This imposing castle dominates the cityscape from atop its rocky perch. Situated at the end of historic Royal Mile, its dramatic, medieval design remains largely unchanged since the 18th century.

  • Princes Street -

    Delight in the lively atmosphere and scenic beauty of Edinburgh's most popular thoroughfare in the "New Town" area. Browse the colorful shops and fashionable boutiques and enjoy the many sidewalk cafes.

  • Royal Yacht Britannia -

    Explore the fine art and ancient artifacts at Edinburgh's exceptional museums and view the monarch's personal possessions on the Yacht Britannia, the Royal Family's former seagoing palace.

  • Holyrood Palace -

    Dominating the end of Edinburgh's famed Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace is the official home to the monarch while in Scotland. Its hallowed halls have witnessed some of the most turbulent times in Scotland's history.

  • Stirling -

    Located at the crossing point of the River Forth, Stirling has seen much of Scotland's tumultuous history. Tour its famous castle and battlefields and view royal memorabilia and military artifacts.

  • St. Andrews -

    Known worldwide as the birthplace of golf, this charming medieval town is home to the legendary Old Course, the venerable Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the exceptional British Golf Museum.

  • Floors Castle & Dryburgh Abbey -

    Travel south from Edinburgh to explore the Lowlands, the famed Border Country. Visit stunning Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, and explore the ruins of 12th-century Dryburgh Abbey.

  • Glamis Castle -

    A royal residence since 1372, the castle is thought to be haunted. Tour Duncan Hall, made famous in Shakespeare's Macbeth, view the medieval royal rooms, and look out for the legendary ghosts.

21 Excursions

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Best of Edinburgh

8.75 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-100 S Q 1 - 1 0 0

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Edinburgh, Floors Castle & Dryburgh Abbey

9.25 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-105 S Q 1 - 1 0 5

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Glamis Castle & St. Andrews

8.25 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-110 S Q 1 - 1 1 0

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Edinburgh City Drive & Time on Your Own

6 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-180 S Q 1 - 1 8 0

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Edinburgh On Your Own

7.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-185 S Q 1 - 1 8 5

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St. Andrews - Home of Golf

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-200 S Q 1 - 2 0 0

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Edinburgh Castle & City Drive

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-205 S Q 1 - 2 0 5

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Braveheart Country & Stirling Castle

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-215 S Q 1 - 2 1 5

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Easy Edinburgh & National Museum

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-290 S Q 1 - 2 9 0

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Easy Edinburgh & National Museum (Wheelchair Accessible)

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-291 S Q 1 - 2 9 1

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Local Connections: Whisky & Bagpipes with Local Expert

3.75 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-300 S Q 1 - 3 0 0

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Mary King's Close

4.5 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-360 S Q 1 - 3 6 0

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Royal Mile Walking Tour

4.25 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-380 S Q 1 - 3 8 0

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-900 S Q 1 - 9 0 0

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-905 S Q 1 - 9 0 5

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-910 S Q 1 - 9 1 0

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4 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-915 S Q 1 - 9 1 5

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-920 S Q 1 - 9 2 0

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Car Class Full Day (Driver Only)

8 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-925 S Q 1 - 9 2 5

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-930 S Q 1 - 9 3 0

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South Queensferry by Private Vehicle - Car Class Half Day (Driver Only)

4 hours | Edinburgh (South Queensferry) | SQ1-935 S Q 1 - 9 3 5

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