Rosyth (Edinburgh), Scotland
Just over ten miles to the north-west of Edinburgh Rosyth is a hearty welcome to Scotland's scenery and sophistication. Cross beside the spectacular iron span of the Forth Bridge – a historic world heritage site that has been a Scottish landmark since 1889 – to reach Edinburgh’s treasures. Or historic Dunfermline is even closer where Robert the Bruce lies in rest along with 11 other Scottish monarchs from history. Most visitors to Rosyth will journey to Edinburgh - the elegant Scottish Capital which sprawls across a glorious setting of seven hills. An imposing 7th-century castle dominates proceedings crowning the city and perching on an elevated volcanic plug. Below you'll find cobbled streets of endless historical charm. Bagpipes ring down the beautiful Royal Mile - a steep rise up from the Scottish Parliament building towards the castle. The magical cafes and eateries along this stretch have attracted fame as the locations where JK Rowling penned the Harry Potter novels – surely inspired by the historic charm all around her. Flower-dressed pubs serve those in need of a little refreshment or a dram or two of the local whiskies produced nearby. With royal pageantry world-class museums and uproarious festivities Edinburgh is a grand and beautiful - yet unpretentious and welcoming - city to absorb. Get the best view of Edinburgh by ascending to the summit of Arthur’s Seat. From this esteemed viewpoint you can admire an immense 360-degree view of the city's skyline and look across the North Sea's massive inlet back to the port at Rosyth.