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Newhaven Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom Cruise Port Guide


Newhaven is a district in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, between Leith and Granton and about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the city center. Edinburgh itself is easily accessible via taxi or bus 7, 10 or 11 (a ten minute ride), right across the street from the tender dock. You can pay for a single (£2) or dayticket (£5.00) when you get on the bus. And you don’t need to carry exact change since you can now pay with a credit card as you board the bus.

Newhaven is a tender port. Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 1.5 Nautical miles, a 20 minute tender ride.

From the tender dock it is an easy walk into the nearby shopping center, or better take the free shuttle to see one of the most popular attractions: The Royal Yacht Britannia at Ocean Terminal in Leith with a large shopping mall. When exiting the tender dock, turn right and walk through the Welsh Fishmongers building to catch the free shuttle bus.

At the Ocean terminal in Leith there are Hop on/off buses to get you the Edinburgh.

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The historic harbor and deepwater anchorage at Newhaven, with its picturesque quayside, bars, cafes and restaurants offers a truly unique cruise shipping mooring.

Just inland from the historic Newhaven pier lighthouse, the Victorian fish market contains a traditional fish monger.

Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination. With Scotland's most famous castle dominating the city skyline, there is plenty to see and do with the perfect balance between all things traditional and contemporary.

Discover world-class museums and galleries, take a tour on an open-top bus or even visit the city's own zoo. From the world famous Festivals to top-class restaurants and bars, not to mention fabulous shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Built on extinct volcanoes atop an inlet from the North Sea (the Firth of Forth) and enveloped by rolling hills, lakes (lochs), and forests, Edinburgh invites exploration. This is a city of elegant streets, cobbled alleys, and incomparable sunsets.

Edinburgh (pronounced Edin-burra) is also a busy, noisy place with a spectacular landscape of hills and crags. The buildings of this vibrant capital city , from the historic houses of the Royal Mile to the elegant Georgian terraces and crescents of the New Town, offer the perfect complement to the natural setting. The city's layout is linear, in a pattern set by Castle Rock and Castle Ridge, down which the Royal Mile descends to the palace of Holyroodhouse. North of this lies a shallow valley holding the lovely Princes Street Gardens, with Waverley Station, the city's main railroad station at the eastern end. Above the gardens, and to the north is Edinburgh's main street, Princes Street. This is an ideal vantage point from which to view the castle and Old Edinburgh.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

City hop on/off tour buses start at Newhaven Harbour. About every 20 minutes, giving a combination of 3 tours.

Nearby Places:

Shopping and Food

Edinburgh's main shopping drag is Princes Street -- lined with numerous U.K. department stores and chain retailers. Definitely check out Jenner's (48 Princes Street), considered the Harrod's of Scotland. Another "don't miss": Harvey Nichols, the famed London department store, recently opened its first Scottish branch in Edinburgh's St Andrews Square.


The currency throughout the UK is the pound (£). You may also hear the slang term quid for pounds. Scottish bank notes are frowned upon in other parts of the UK, so change the notes before leaving Scotland.

Please make sure you get change in English notes as Scottish notes are not everywhere accepted in the rest of the UK.

Cash machines (ATM) or less formally 'holes in the wall' are very widely available and usually dispense £10 and £20 notes.

Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, are accepted by most shops and restaurants.

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English is spoken throughout the country, but sometimes with heavy accents!

Most cafe's and restaurants offer free WiFi.

The local emergency telephone number is 999, however the EU-wide 112 can also be used.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Shopping hours are in general:

Small stores 6 or 7 days a week (10am - 6pm)
Larger stores in general stay open til' 9PM
Hyper marts often 24/7

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