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Rosyth, Scotland

Rosyth is a town located on the Firth of Forth on Scotland’s east coast, 1.6 km’s south of Dunfermline, Fife, and approximately 19 km’s north west of Edinburgh. The port has the only direct ferry service from Scotland to Zeebrugge, Belgium.

The area is best known for its large dockyard, formerly the Royal Naval Dockyard Rosyth, construction of which began in 1909. The town was planned as a ‘garden city’ with accommodation for the construction workers and dockyard workers. Today, the dockyard is almost 5 km² in size, a large proportion of which was reclaimed during construction.

Things to See and Do

* Royal Naval Dockyard
* Deepsea World
* Forth Bridges
* Pittencrieff House Museum
* Inverkeithing Museum

General information

Cruise Season – March – Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Population – 28,960
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The Rosyth ferry port is located approximately 15 km’s from Edinburgh.

Transport Links – Regular rail services run to Edinburgh from where national connections can be made. There is a frequent National Express coach service operating various coaches to Edinburgh from Rosyth. There is a daily ferry service to and from Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry port in Belgium aboard Superfast Ferries overnight ferry service. Rosyth ferry port is within easy reach of the rest of the country and provides an excellent gateway to Belgium via the North Sea.

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