Arriving at Leith
Leith is the ‘port of Edinburgh’ and arrival into the docks takes place through lock gates which protect the harbour from the tidal river Forth.
As your ship approaches the cruise berth, you will tie up alongside the Royal Yacht Britannia which is open as a visitor attraction all year round. Britannia is situated along side the Ocean Terminal shopping centre where you will find a variety of shops, restaurants and a cinema.
Once the ship is secure, disembarkation takes place onto the quayside. A short walk will take you through the small terminal building where wifi is being installed for the 2013 season. Visitor information leaflets are also available.
Visitors booked on excursions will find the coaches located in the fenced area beside the terminal building. Please follow the instructions to take you to your coach.
Some cruise operators provide a shuttle bus service into the city centre (20 minutes), and you will also find taxis available beside the terminal building. Prices are shown on the taxi meter, and a journey to the city centre will cost around £10.
In addition to the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, you can also walk to the local shops. Within a 15 minute walk to the east (past old Whisky bonds) you can find the centre of Leith, with lots of interesting pubs, and the historic buildings of the original port. To the west is the little harbour of Newhaven.