Food and Drink Experiences
13.8mi (29min) from Rosyth | 8.4mi (22min) from South Queensferry | 2.4mi (14min) from Leith | 2.4mi (11min) from Newhaven | 55.9mi (1hr 20min) from Dundee
Dine in 3 beautiful restaurants, taste 5 specially selected wines paired with delicious artisan foods and learn the art of wine tasting with a local wine specialist. Experience Edinburgh with your senses and return home with great memories. The tour lasts 3 hours and explores the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre. Joanne at swirlsipsocialise.com has created the perfect whistlestop food and wine tour for cruise visitors to Edinburgh. Starting in the famous Balmoral Hotel, a glass of chilled Champagne awaits you. From there you walk a short way to The Scottish Café and Restaurant located at The National Gallery for two more wines and another platter of food. Save room for dessert! A traditional dessert awaits at Twenty Princes Street.This luxurious tour is perfect for those with limited time wanting a very special afternoon to remember. The 3 hour experience starts at The Balmoral Hotel at 2pm concluding at 5pm at Twenty Princes Street.
2.5mi (9min) from Rosyth | 7.3mi (16min) from South Queensferry | 17.3mi (41min) from Leith | 16.3mi (34min) from Newhaven | 45.2mi (1hr 0min) from Dundee
A great day out for any visitors to Scotland...
14.3mi (32min) from Rosyth | 9.0mi (25min) from South Queensferry | 3.9mi (22min) from Leith | 4.0mi (19min) from Newhaven | 58.3mi (1hr 22min) from Dundee
Why are there painted windows in The New Town? Find out why over a gin liqueur cocktail, smoked salmon, fantastic Scottish cheeses, whisky, meat or veggie haggis + a surprising sweet fusion of an American and Scottish romance - The Kilted Donut .Discover the best of Scottish artisanal produce: fantastic Scottish cheeses, single malt whisky, smoked salmon, an Edinburgh gin liqueur cocktail, meat or veggie haggis and a surprising sweet addition to the local food scene in this delightful 2 hour guided forage through the 19th century New Town and Stockbridge bars and restaurants. The food safari equals a very generous lunch with architectural and historical amuse-bouche such as why are there so many painted windows in The New Town? Book a tour and find out why over a rhubarb and ginger gin liqueur and smoked salmon. Or contact Nell to book a safari to fit into your schedule.
5.3mi (12min) from Rosyth | 1.7mi (7min) from South Queensferry | 10.7mi (31min) from Leith | 10.0mi (28min) from Newhaven | 47.4mi (1hr 3min) from Dundee
Visit the House of Boë Retail Shop in the Royal Burgh of South Queensferry nestled below the iconic Forth Bridges on the Firth of Forth Coast. The House of Boë Shop offers our Award-Winning Gin, Gin Liqueurs & Vodka which are lovingly created in small batches under the watchful eye of our Master Distiller in Stirling. Our Gin's contain 13 rare hand-picked botanicals and spices which are infused in the finest neutral grain spirit, liberating the full flavours of triple filtered Boë Superior Gin, creating a high class drink, characteristically citrus with extraordinary balance and smoothness. Why not experience 'the Gin on everyone's lips' and visit us to sample our sprits range and explore our shop featuring a Limited Edition ‘Queensferry Gin’ along with Scottish Giftware.
13.3mi (27min) from Rosyth | 8.0mi (20min) from South Queensferry | 3.7mi (16min) from Leith | 3.3mi (13min) from Newhaven | 57.3mi (1hr 18min) from Dundee
Visit Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh for immersive experiences, unique personalised gifts or mementos and exclusive cocktails and cuisine, served with exceptional views of Edinburgh Castle from our rooftop bar.
The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky. For the whisky lover it is a pilgrimage. Lindores Abbey's has widely recognised links to the earliest reference to Scotch whisky. After 523 years you can again see single malt distillation happening once more. Lindores Abbey Distillery and visitor centre opened its doors in August 2017, heralding the revival of the site of the earliest written reference to Scotch whisky production and its vision for future preservation. The £10 million project boasts an innovative distillery, with three stills from Forsyths of Rothes within the still house; a centre celebrating the remarkable heritage of Lindores Abbey’s founding Tironensian monks via a stunning cloister exhibition and events space; and tours of the abbey ruins on the banks of the River Tay which were founded in 1192 by David Earl of Huntingdon on land given to him by his brother King William I and which have played host to generations of Scottish royalty – and even William Wallace.
15.0mi (34min) from Rosyth | 9.6mi (26min) from South Queensferry | 0.8mi (5min) from Leith | 1.2mi (6min) from Newhaven | 57.1mi (1hr 24min) from Dundee
Mimi's Bakehouse is a second-generation family business established in Edinburgh in 2010, when Michelle Phillips sold her family home to open a bakery café in Leith. The original Bakehouse is a short walk from Leith Cruise Terminal and offers traditional Afternoon Tea experiences with local Scottish produce alongside an all-day brunch menu and cakes to take away. Mimi's Bakehouse is one of Edinburgh's best-loved bakeries and an award-winning brand which is a well-known "feel good" place to visit.
15.1mi (35min) from Rosyth | 9.7mi (28min) from South Queensferry | 0.6mi (5min) from Leith | 1.0mi (6min) from Newhaven | 57.2mi (1hr 26min) from Dundee
The Port of Leith Distillery is a remarkable new landmark in Edinburgh’s historic whisky district of Leith. This is the UK’s first vertical whisky distillery. In fact, nobody has built anything quite like this anywhere in the world. Founded by two friends from Edinburgh, the building reflects the company’s ambition to bring a modern and pioneering approach to producing Scotland’s national drink, leveraging years of research conducted over the years preceding construction. The production process is laid out over the first 4 floors of the building, with the gleaming copper stills set on the ground floor. The upper half of the building is given over to visitor facilities, with a tasting floor, shop and reception, private dining rooms and an incredible double-height bar on the 8th and 9th stories, commanding views across the Firth of Forth, over to Fife, and back up across Edinburgh.Tours are available from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 8pm.
30.3mi (43min) from Rosyth | 33.8mi (46min) from South Queensferry | 40.1mi (1hr 0min) from Leith | 39.6mi (57min) from Newhaven | 56.1mi (1hr 6min) from Dundee
Premium Gin & Whisky Experiences, based in the heart of Stirling – Scotland’s gateway to the highlands at Stirling Distillery. Distilled, bottled and labelled in the shadow of Stirling Castle, we are Stirling’s first legal distillery on the castle rock. Known for our unique London Dry gin made with foraged Stirlingshire nettles, our gins range from the classic to the eclectic, celebrating local history and folklore. A small family-run distillery creating hand crafted spirits in the historic ‘Old Smiddy’ building, we offer daily gin and whisky tastings, distillery tours and a weekly gin school.
14.9mi (33min) from Rosyth | 9.6mi (25min) from South Queensferry | 0.5mi (3min) from Leith | 1.0mi (4min) from Newhaven | () from Dundee
Tom and Michaela Kitchin opened their restaurant, The Kitchin on Edinburgh’s Leith waterfront in 2006. The restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2007 followed by numerous prestigious awards including 'Best UK Restaurant', 'Best Restaurant in Scotland' and very recently 'Best Restaurant Experience' in 2015.
Edinburgh | +4401 315551755 | thekitchin.com
14.9mi (38min) from Rosyth | 9.5mi (30min) from South Queensferry | 2.6mi (17min) from Leith | 2.9mi (16min) from Newhaven | 57.0mi (1hr 28min) from Dundee
Providing Scottish Hospitality for over 200 years, the Tolbooth Tavern remains a cosy traditional Scottish pub, full of character and charm. It is part of the original Canongate Tolbooth which was built in 1591. This medieval building was used to collect tolls from travellers entering the burgh at the Canongate. The ground floor became The Tolbooth Tavern in 1820. The Tolbooth Tavern is centrally located on the Canongate towards the bottom of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. We have fine Scottish ales, malt whiskies and gins for you to enjoy whilst our chefs serve up hearty home-cooked Scottish fayre using locally sourced produce. If you want to embrace some of Edinburgh’s dark history and immerse yourself in a spooky atmosphere, the Tolbooth Tavern is a must visit whilst in town. A complimentary taster of MacSween’s Haggis will be served with whisky cream sauce, when a main course is purchased from our main menu. Simply show your cruise guest card.
Edinburgh | www.tolboothtavern.co.uk