Situated on the volcanic landscape around an inlet from the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh is amongst the most visually stunning cities in the world. The cityscape is such, you could swear had been torn from the pages of a classic childrenís storybook and to wander the city centre streets is an experience in virtual time travel. This vibrant, metropolis, so steeped in history and magic is amongst the most stylish, happening places in Europe and seems set to remain so for generations to come. From the elegance of Princes Street with itís majestic buildings, awe inspiring monuments and stunning view of Castle Rock to the winding labyrinth that is Holy Rood, it soon becomes plain why Edinburgh has been an inspiration to writers and artists for centuries.
As you would expect from any capital city, Edinburgh has superb shopping, but this is, after all the capital of Scotland and for many the home of all things, cultural, hospitable and magical. This is reflected in the numerous specialist shops selling traditional clothing, confectionary and baked goods, whisky, artisan and historical goods. There is also a plethora of excellent places to dine, the shear diversity of which makes it quite possible to eat yourself around the world and you would find it hard pushed to find a better place than Edinburgh for a pub-crawl. The nightlife is diverse and plentiful from dance music to live music, retro to state-of-the-art; there is something for everyone.
There are heritage sites in abundance, with Edinburgh Castle winning pride of place. A great way to see the city is by taking one of the several historic walking tours available, including a truly fascinating haunted Edinburgh tour. Away from the City lies the stunning Lothian countryside with its endless choice of fascinating walks and outdoor pursuits. One of the most popular locations is Port Edgar Marina, situated just west of the Forth Bridge. With its 300 berths and superb facilities for yachting and boating it is an ideal base for exploring the nearby islands. The sheltered South Queensferry bay has become a centre for water-sports and sailing tuition and the fishing and angling opportunities in the area are second to none.
In truth one could fill several volumes describing what Edinburgh has to offer its visitors and spend several years trying to do it all. It is a city that will have you returning time after time and one that will remain in your memory forever. There really is nowhere quite like it anywhere else in the world and thatís the truth.
Take a relaxing boat trip on the Forth Belle and enjoy unrivalled views of the Firth of Forth and its famous bridges!
Our 1-hour Sightseeing Boat Tours of the Firth of Forth depart from Hawes Pier at South Queensferry which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling Capital City of Edinburgh.
A boat trip aboard the Forth Belle is an ideal way to spend any morning or afternoon. Sit on the outside deck or in the heated observation lounge and listen to the guided commentary.
Take in the magnificent views of the Forth Road Bridge and the world-famous Forth Railway Bridge built in the Victorian era; the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north and the beautiful island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey.
Address: Forth Boat Tours, Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, EH309TA
You have just found Scotland's premier riverside restaurant ‚Äď The Boat House in South Queensferry. Sitting on the shores of the River Forth, tucked between the two bridges, we are exclusively yours.
I'm Paul Steward ‚Äď and my wife Suzanne and I are delighted to invite you here. We look forward to meeting you in person when you come along to The Boat House and relax in front of one of the finest views in the world.
We have a great choice of dining and drinking to offer you, in a warm ambiance set across three levels ‚Äď from the pebbled beach to the cobbled High Street of the Royal Burgh of Queensferry.
As you enter from the High Street level you see our new Cocktail Bar, stay to enjoy a cocktail or come downstairs to our renowned Bistro and Wine Bar, where the atmosphere is sharp and lively. Along our picture window wall, the Great Forth Railway Bridge stands tall and shimmers in the water,
If you prefer something a little more quiet and romantic, step into our award-winning beach-side Restaurant. It is the cosiest place on the east coast for succulent seafood and a personal service that's second to none.
PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE FOR SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Address: The Boat House, 22 High St, South Queensferry,Edinburgh, EH30 9PP
Traditional Hospitality at The Hawes Inn.
Of all the pubs in South Queensferry, The Hawes Inn is one of the best places to enjoy the crackle of a real fire, a fulfilling winter meal and the treasured company of family and friends. Soak up the warmest of welcomes and explore some of the most popular pub food menus in Scotland. Try one of our satisfying seasonal dishes with a glass of fine wine or sample a rewarding pint of our regularly changing cask-conditioned real ales.
Address: The Hawes Inn, 7 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9TA
Our Pub Bed & Breakfast Accommodation.
The Hawes Inn in South Queensferry is a member of the Innkeeper's Lodge Collection of value hotels. For business accommodation or somewhere to stay on a leisure break in South Queensferry, our rooms offer the very best of facilities with the added benefit of being on the doorstep of a great pub restaurant. We even include a complimentary continental style breakfast for everyone who stays with us.
Port Edgar Marina is a popular, year-round leisure destination for boat owners and their families, sailing enthusiasts and watersports activities and is home to a wide range of businesses, organisations and clubs. Itís also highly accessible, so you can be on the water or exploring the area in less than 30 minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
Located on the Firth of Forth, between the iconic Road and Rail Bridges and the new Queensferry Crossing, Port Edgar is a vibrant marina and an ideal base for exploring the spectacular scenery, historic harbours and interesting islands of the Firth and East coast.
With 300 fully serviced berths, Port Edgar is the only marina on the Forth with full tidal access. Ashore you will find a comprehensive range of marine services, soon to be joined by new retail units and a licensed restaurant.
Welcome to Dakota Edinburgh Hotel
Dakota Edinburgh 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, 2 minutes from the Forth Road Bridge - close to the city a million miles from mediocrity.
Dakota Edinburgh, Scottish seafood restaurant of the year 2009, Scottish hotel restaurant of the year 2008. Award-Winning, unique, iconic - Dakota Edinburgh - exceptional levels of comfort and service at incredible value for money.
Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland's finest stately home at its heart. Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun is a welcoming and thriving 6,500 acre community with a great deal to offer for living, leisure, entertainment and business all the year round.
The fabulous setting of built and rural heritage provides a unique day out and a magnificent location for hospitality and weddings.
Address: Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Edinburgh, EH30 9SL