Why choose Port of Leith

At the Port of Leith, Scotland's maritime heritage comes to life, echoing with tales of exploration and trade that have shaped the nation's identity. Here, amidst the bracing sea air and rugged coastline, cruisegoers discover an authentic Scottish experience. Unlike the crowded tourist hubs, Leith offers an intimate encounter with the soul of Scotland. Its maritime climate, with crisp sea breezes and dramatic skies, sets the stage for adventure. Visitors can wander through the historic streets, lined with centuries-old buildings that whisper stories of bygone eras. And for a taste of local flavor, Leith's bustling markets serve up fresh seafood delights straight from the North Sea, a true culinary delight not to be missed.

Find your perfect cruise!

Did you know that the Port of Leith was once the busiest port in Scotland, playing a central role in global trade? While influencers often spotlight its well-known attractions, there's a wealth of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. From quaint cobblestone lanes to secret gardens, Leith's history is etched into every corner. Its transformation from a bustling port to a vibrant cultural hub has captivated the world's attention. Visitors flock here not just for its landmarks, but for the authentic experiences found off the beaten path. Leith's allure lies in its ability to surprise and delight, leaving travelers eager to explore more.

Sink your teeth into a succulent slice of Haggis, a traditional Scottish dish that tantalizes the taste buds with its rich flavors. Made from hearty ingredients like minced sheep's heart, liver, and lungs, seasoned with spices and encased in a savory casing, it's a culinary masterpiece that defies expectations. Scotland's cuisine is a fusion of tradition and innovation, with dishes like Cullen Skink and Cranachan showcasing the country's culinary creativity. From the smoky depths of whisky-infused sauces to the delicate sweetness of Scottish raspberries, each bite is a voyage of discovery, promising a dining experience like no other.

Venture into the vibrant port of Leith aboard renowned cruise lines, where the echoes of maritime history resonate through its cobbled streets. Explore the Royal Yacht Britannia, once the floating palace of the British Royal Family, or delve into the intriguing tales of Leith's seafaring past at the Maritime Museum. Embark on shore excursions to nearby Edinburgh, where the iconic Edinburgh Castle awaits, standing as a testament to Scotland's storied past. Discover the haunting beauty of the Scottish Highlands, where legends of clans and battles come to life amidst breathtaking landscapes. Experience the allure of Scotland's heritage firsthand, where every moment is steeped in legend and legacy.