Dougie Cockburn, has been in the photography business for over 30years, and provides tailor-made photographic day tours around Edinburgh and the Lothians, including the film locations for Outlander, The Outlaw King (Robert the Bruce), and Mary Queen of Scots, with sites including Culross, Linlithgow, Blackness Castle, and many more. The tours are suitable for film fans but more specifically photographers of all levels. You will see the best vantage points and take your memories away with you, transport provided by a guide with local knowledge and lots of stories to tell.
35.0mi (56min) from Rosyth | 31.0mi (48min) from South Queensferry | 27.4mi (50min) from Leith | 28.0mi (53min) from Newhaven | 77.0mi (1hr 41min) from Dundee
No matter how many people or how you arrive at
6.1mi (18min) from Rosyth | 0.6mi (4min) from South Queensferry | 11.3mi (35min) from Leith | 10.1mi (28min) from Newhaven | 47.6mi (1hr 3min) from Dundee
Whilst visiting Edinburgh on your cruise, why not escape the crowds and
5.7mi (14min) from Rosyth | 0.5mi (2min) from South Queensferry | 12.0mi (26min) from Leith | 9.7mi (24min) from Newhaven | 47.8mi (1hr 3min) from Dundee
Ferry Glen is the area of land and woodland to the north of Station Road and south of the public pathway (formerly the railway track).
Set in beautifully landscaped parkland overlooking the River Forth, this 17th-century laird’s house near Linlithgow has been the home of the Dalyell family for 400 years.
Tour | 08444 932127 | www.nts.org.uk
The John Muir Way is accessible to cruise passengers, as it passes the arrival points at Leith, Newhaven and South Queensferry. It is only a short distance from Rosyth.
11.0mi (24min) from Rosyth | 17.3mi (25min) from South Queensferry | 27.3mi (44min) from Leith | 26.3mi (42min) from Newhaven | 42.9mi (57min) from Dundee
Knockhill is Scotland's national motorsport centre and offers the perfect day out for adrenaline junkies.
by Dunfermline | 01383 723337 | www.knockhill.com
16.5mi (27min) from Rosyth | 9.0mi (18min) from South Queensferry | 19.6mi (40min) from Leith | 18.6mi (38min) from Newhaven | 54.4mi (1hr 14min) from Dundee
Located on the 1822 Union Canal which linked Edinburgh and Glasgow, there are a variety of cruises to meet the needs of all the family. You can even drive one yourself. Open Easter to the end of September
28.5mi (45min) from Rosyth | 9.0mi (18min) from South Queensferry | 20.8mi (45min) from Leith | 19.8mi (38min) from Newhaven | 54.2mi (1hr 13min) from Dundee
Built and developed over two centuries by successive Stuart kings of Scotland, Linlithgow Palace was a comfortable and attractive retreat from affairs of state, conveniently placed between Stirling and Edinburgh. Both James V and his daughter Mary Queen of Scots were born here, overlooking the tranquil beauty of the loch and peel (park). This superb Renaissance residence allows a unique insight into the domestic life of Scottish royalty.
History is a damn good story. What it needs is a damn good telling! Our history and ghost tours take place every day in Edinburgh.
6.0mi (15min) from Rosyth | 0.5mi (3min) from South Queensferry | 12.3mi (27min) from Leith | 11.4mi (28min) from Newhaven | 47.6mi (1hr 4min) from Dundee
If you fancy a little bit of adventure then the marina and watersports centre at Port Edgar will definitely be on your list of places to visit. Activities available include dinghy sailing, keelboat sailing, kayaking and powerboating. If you don't fancy getting your feet wet then there is also a mountain bike trail. If none of those appeal you could just sit back and watch the boats and enjoy the magnificent view of the Forth bridges.
44.9mi (1hr 0min) from Rosyth | 46.8mi (59min) from South Queensferry | 56.8mi (1hr 19min) from Leith | 54.0mi (1hr 15min) from Newhaven | 7.3mi (14min) from Dundee
If you fancy giving clay shooting a try then the SCSC offers excellent traditional facilities with targets for beginners and experiences shooters.
Leuchars | 01334 839218 | www.scottishclayshootingcentre.co.uk
24.2mi (30min) from Rosyth | 21.6mi (28min) from South Queensferry | 25.5mi (46min) from Leith | 25.0mi (42min) from Newhaven | () from Dundee
We are the largest collection of owls in the world with over 120 owls from 45 species from around the globe, housed in spacious aviaries all on a flat fully accessible site. As well as looking round at all the owls and learning about their habits and habitats from the interpretation boards, visitors can enjoy 2 daily all-weather indoor flying displays. Experiencing the owls flying up close along with the entertaining educational commentary by our very knowledgeable keepers, make these the highlight of any visit. Between April and August we also have a third daily static presentation. Although these public presentations are at set times, we would offer any cruise excursions a separate private flying display if this fitted better with their schedule. Flying displays are 30 minutes long and visitors can take anything from 45 minutes to 2 hours to look round the rest of the Owl Centre. Visitors can pay a few pounds extra to hold an owl for a photo. We also have a children's play area with a giant owl chute, a child-friendly interactive education area, a small gift shop and there is a cafe opposite us within the country park.
Whitburn | +4415 01228184 | www.scottishowlcentre.com
72.4mi (1hr 35min) from Rosyth | 40.7mi (57min) from South Queensferry | 25.1mi (45min) from Leith | 25.6mi (48min) from Newhaven | 86.6mi (1hr 51min) from Dundee
Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the islands of the Firth of Forth, the 5 star Scottish Seabird Centre offers something for all ages. A world-leader in remote wildlife viewing, in the Discovery Centre visitors can control interactive live cameras to zoom in on the wildlife on the Bass Rock, plus other islands and harbours.
Soul of Scotland Tours
45.3mi (1hr 8min) from Rosyth | 47.2mi (1hr 7min) from South Queensferry | 57.3mi (1hr 26min) from Leith | 57.1mi (1hr 23min) from Newhaven | 10.4mi (22min) from Dundee
Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve and Eden Estuary Local Nature Reserve are recognised internationally for their very special habitats and for the rich variety of plants, birds, insects and other animals which they support.
13.7mi (30min) from Rosyth | 8.7mi (23min) from South Queensferry | 6.0mi (21min) from Leith | 5.6mi (24min) from Newhaven | 55.8mi (1hr 18min) from Dundee
Only 5 minutes from the cruise terminal at Leith, you can start your exploration of the Water of Leith. Explore Edinburgh's history from the river that run's through it's heart. A four mile walk will take you to the city centre through a nature wonderland, and you can always get a bus or taxi back . Pick up a map or leaflet in the terminal.