Travel to Edinburgh by ferry
Edinburgh Castle and the New Town
For travellers from Continental Europe, the ferry port of Newcastle is 2.5 hours’ drive from Edinburgh and the port of Hull is 5 hours’ drive.
For travellers from Ireland, the ferry ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan in Dumfries & Galloway are just under 3 hours’ drive from Edinburgh.
The following companies can provide more information.
Ferries to Newcastle from Amsterdam (IJmuiden)
Ferries to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge
Ferries to Stranraer and Cairnryan from Larne & Belfast
The following websites will help plan your journey from any of these ports to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.