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Rosyth docks looking east

Rosyth is a port town in Fife, Scotland. It was built in the early 20th century to house the workers at the nearby Rosyth Naval Dockyard. The town is the terminus of Scotland's only direct ferry link to continental Europe.

Get in

By Sea

  • Norfolk Line [1] run a thrice-weekly service for vehicles and passengers from Zeebrugge, Belgium to Rosyth. The crossing takes around 19 hours.

By Road

Rosyth is located just 12 miles north of Edinburgh, close to the M90 motorway (J2), on the north side of the Forth Road Bridge. If travelling from Dunfermline take the A823 out of town, Rosyth is only 3 miles to the south.

By Rail

Rosyth station is served by twice-hourly trains on the Fife Circle line out of Edinburgh. The journey takes around 25 minutes. Be aware that the train station is just over a mile from the ferry terminal. Ferry passengers are better advised to use Inverkeithing station (the stop before Rosyth if travelling from Edinburgh, four trains an hour) from where Fife Council operates a free shuttle bus [2] to the ferry terminal.

By Bus

Fife council's free shuttle bus operates from the Ferrytoll Park and Ride interchange to Rosyth ferry terminal. Stagecoach [3] operates numerous services linking Ferrytoll with the rest of Fife and across the Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh.

Get around


  • Rosyth Castle. Until the early 20th Century, Rosyth Castle was almost completely surrounded by the sea. Now, it is a slightly incongruous sight, surrounded as it is by the naval dockyards and industrial buildings, which were built on land reclaimed from the sea. The castle consists of a tower house and courtyard, largely dating from the late 15th century. It's not normally possible to access the interior of the tower house.







Get out

Most travellers arriving in Rosyth will immediately continue their journeys within Scotland. The ancient capital city, Dunfermline is only 3 miles to the north, while the current capital, Edinburgh is just 12 miles to the south. Fife Council runs a free shuttle bus from the ferry terminal serving the Ferrytoll Park and Ride bus interchange and Inverkeithing Rail Station, both of which offer ample onward connections.

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