Rosyth Tourist Guide

Rosyth Tourist Information

As well as having a ferry port, Rosyth is a large town on the east coast of Scotland in County Fife. This charming town offers its tourists panoramas of breathtaking countryside, a rich past and a selection of various activities that tourists will enjoy.

In Rosyth, tourists can visit Rosyth Dockyard, a spacious naval dockyard where you can see Royal Navy vessels being refurbished. The building of the dockyards commenced in 1909 and as a result, Rosyth was planned as a 'garden city' to house the labourers. The dockyard served as a pivotal nuclear U-boat maintenance area during the period of the Cold War and during the World Wars. Rosyth Quarry, positioned nearby the town of Rosyth is ideal for rock climbing enthusiasts.

One of the most popular tourists attractions in the area is the Forth Bridge, a railway bridge crossing the Forth River in the east of Scotland. Often referred to as the Forth Rail Bridge, the construction links the northern and southern parts of the nation, and from the bridge, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Forth River. There are car parking spaces available at the bridge, so you have the option of making a stop to view the bridge, both during the day and at night, when the bridge is wonderfully illuminated.

Rosyth has an award-winning Deep-sea World, in North Queensferry which has the longest tunnel underwater, leading to a million ocean creatures. Deep-sea World offers visitors the chance to glide along and observe huge sharks and other sea creatures, which are just a couple of inches away behind glass.

Golfers amongst the tourists will enjoy visiting St Andrews and the British Golf Museum, focused on five centuries of golf history. There are exhibits and displays which trace the game's past, both abroad and in the United Kingdom, from medieval times to the present day. There is the historical remains of the archbishop's castle, partly dating from the 13th century. You also have the opportunity to visit St Andrews Cathedral, Scotland's largest cathedral. The Cathedral Museum has a comprehensive collection of early medieval sculptures and other fascinating relics. Other worthwhile museums in St Andrews include the St Andrews Museum, displaying the town's broader heritage.

Hotels in Rosyth

Rosyth has sufficient accommodation to impress every tourist on holiday who is drawn to the historical and natural attractions of this hospitable Scottish town. In Rosyth, you can find several cosy, family-owned hotels which provide first-class guest services. Many of the hotels in Rosyth and nearby localities have been converted from historic castles and cottages, allowing vacationers to indulge themselves in the serenity and natural beauty, and Scotland's rich and moving history. Benchmark House is just a short ride from the port and is a refurbished farmhouse. It is centrally positioned, with private parking amenities and a gorgeous garden. Cochranes Hotel can be found on the Forth River's north bank.