Best islands in Edinburgh

Check out the top islands in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. The Royal Oak
1. The Royal Oak
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26 local reviews
1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
0131 557 2976
BarEstablishment
Al
Live folk music 7 days a week, and usually open until 2am. You can rarely get a seat because it's small and po…
Marisa
A tiny little bar, very traditional and many musicians come from all over the world (many from the Scottish Hi…
Gordon
Traditional partisan music, tiny (3's a crowd) local bar.
1. The Royal Oak
1. The Royal Oak
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26 local reviews
1 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
0131 557 2976
Al
Al
Live folk music 7 days a week, and usually open until 2am. You can rarely get a seat because it's small and popular, but the atmosphere's am…
Marisa
Marisa
A tiny little bar, very traditional and many musicians come from all over the world (many from the Scottish Highlands and Islands) to play r…
Gordon
Gordon
Traditional partisan music, tiny (3's a crowd) local bar.
2. Princes Street
2. Princes Street
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142 local reviews
Princes St, Edinburgh
Route
Lynn
Brands List on the Princes Street *HMV- CD, DVD shop *Waterstones- Book shop *New Look (Retailers) *Build A B…
Maria
Brands List on the Princes Street *HMV- CD, DVD shop *Waterstones- Book shop *New Look (Retailers) *Build A Be…
Fraser & Flora
Edinburgh's main shopping street
2. Princes Street
2. Princes Street
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142 local reviews
Princes St, Edinburgh
Lynn
Lynn
Brands List on the Princes Street *HMV- CD, DVD shop *Waterstones- Book shop *New Look (Retailers) *Build A Bear Workshop *Lush Spa *Levi's…
Maria
Maria
Brands List on the Princes Street *HMV- CD, DVD shop *Waterstones- Book shop *New Look (Retailers) *Build A Bear Workshop *Lush Spa *Levi's …
Fraser & Flora
Fraser & Flora
Edinburgh's main shopping street
3. The Cramond Inn
3. The Cramond Inn
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4 local reviews
30 Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
0131 336 2035
BarEstablishment
Ken
Sandy beach popular with walkers & families. Walk over the to the island at low tide. Great views of the Forth…
Susanne & John
Really cosy pub, open fires and a nice quiet place for a pint. Cramond is a very old quaint village on the sea…
Paul & Dorothy
A very pleasant historic local pub, dating back to 1600, and a fireside destination after a walk by the seasid…
3. The Cramond Inn
3. The Cramond Inn
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4 local reviews
30 Cramond Glebe Road, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
0131 336 2035
Ken
Ken
Sandy beach popular with walkers & families. Walk over the to the island at low tide. Great views of the Forth and the iconic Forth Rail Bri…
Susanne & John
Susanne & John
Really cosy pub, open fires and a nice quiet place for a pint. Cramond is a very old quaint village on the sea and at low tide you can walk …
Paul & Dorothy
Paul & Dorothy
A very pleasant historic local pub, dating back to 1600, and a fireside destination after a walk by the seaside, or up the Almond river, or …
4. Maid Of The Forth
4. Maid Of The Forth
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5 local reviews
Maid Of The Forth, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
0131 331 5000
Establishment
Nicholas & Yelena
A fabulous and unique trip to visit the romantic Inchcolm island in the Firth of Forth open during the Spring-…
Lorna
Wonderful boat trip for the whole family to enjoy the magnificent views of the three bridges. There is also t…
Louise
Various sightseeing trips on Maid of the Forth boat, panoramic views from the open top deck. Visit historic In…
4. Maid Of The Forth
4. Maid Of The Forth
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5 local reviews
Maid Of The Forth, Edinburgh
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
0131 331 5000
Nicholas & Yelena
Nicholas & Yelena
A fabulous and unique trip to visit the romantic Inchcolm island in the Firth of Forth open during the Spring-Summer.
Lorna
Lorna
Wonderful boat trip for the whole family to enjoy the magnificent views of the three bridges. There is also the option of visiting Inchcolm…
Louise
Louise
Various sightseeing trips on Maid of the Forth boat, panoramic views from the open top deck. Visit historic Inchcolm Abbey on Inchcolm islan…
5. Cramond Island
5. Cramond Island
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26 local reviews
Cramond Island
Natural featureEstablishment
Mairi Anne
It is a mile out into the Firth of Forth. The causeway to it stretches from Drum Sands beach, near Cramond Vil…
Diana
This is one of the most beautiful walks you can possible take. From an incredible beach (watch out for rising …
Kyra
Only accessible by causeway at low tide. It's a stunning walk from the promenade and you can easily lose your…
5. Cramond Island
5. Cramond Island
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26 local reviews
Cramond Island
Mairi Anne
Mairi Anne
It is a mile out into the Firth of Forth. The causeway to it stretches from Drum Sands beach, near Cramond Village, and is submerged by a fe…
Diana
Diana
This is one of the most beautiful walks you can possible take. From an incredible beach (watch out for rising tides) to a streaming river an…
Kyra
Kyra
Only accessible by causeway at low tide. It's a stunning walk from the promenade and you can easily lose yourself for an hour or so explori…
6. Cramond
6. Cramond
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11 local reviews
Cramond, Edinburgh
SublocalityPolitical
Marisa
Activities Beautiful walks along the river from the beach to the waterfall. There is plenty of history to see …
Martha
Beautiful walks along the beach, if your going across to cramond island make sure you check the tide times car…
Wendy
Fabulous old fishing village. A great place for a walk along the sea front or over to Cramond Island. You can …
6. Cramond
6. Cramond
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11 local reviews
Cramond, Edinburgh
Marisa
Marisa
Activities Beautiful walks along the river from the beach to the waterfall. There is plenty of history to see in the area with Cramond boast…
Martha
Martha
Beautiful walks along the beach, if your going across to cramond island make sure you check the tide times carefully as you don't want to be…
Wendy
Wendy
Fabulous old fishing village. A great place for a walk along the sea front or over to Cramond Island. You can walk along the banks of the ri…
7. Inchcolm Abbey
7. Inchcolm Abbey
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2 local reviews
Inchcolm Abbey
01383 823332
Establishment
Kerry
If you've got the car, pack a picnic and head to South Queensferry to take a boat trip to Inchcolm Island. Kn…
Dan And Alex
A fantastic day out to Inchcolm Island. Take the bus from Waverley Bridge to the boat terminal in Queensferry…
Dan And Alex
A fantastic day out to Inchcolm Island. Take the bus from Waverley Bridge to the boat terminal in Queensferry…
7. Inchcolm Abbey
7. Inchcolm Abbey
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2 local reviews
Inchcolm Abbey
01383 823332
Kerry
Kerry
If you've got the car, pack a picnic and head to South Queensferry to take a boat trip to Inchcolm Island. Known as the Iona of the East, y…
Dan And Alex
Dan And Alex
A fantastic day out to Inchcolm Island. Take the bus from Waverley Bridge to the boat terminal in Queensferry. See the seals, puffins, take …
Dan And Alex
Dan And Alex
A fantastic day out to Inchcolm Island. Take the bus from Waverley Bridge to the boat terminal in Queensferry. See the seals, puffins, take …
8. Cramond beach
8. Cramond beach
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28 local reviews
Establishment
Krysia
You can walk here on the cycle paths - or take the 16 bus on the road passing the harbour to Silverknowes. At …
Kellie
Take a walk or cycle on the beachside paths. It’s ideal for a relaxing stroll and offers great views of Firth …
Joanne
There are better beaches, it's true. Even in Edinburgh possibly most people think of Portobello beach (To me t…
8. Cramond beach
8. Cramond beach
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28 local reviews
Krysia
Krysia
You can walk here on the cycle paths - or take the 16 bus on the road passing the harbour to Silverknowes. At the terminus you walk down th…
Kellie
Kellie
Take a walk or cycle on the beachside paths. It’s ideal for a relaxing stroll and offers great views of Firth of Forth. Cramond Island is a…
Joanne
Joanne
There are better beaches, it's true. Even in Edinburgh possibly most people think of Portobello beach (To me that one is just flat ... But t…
9. Queensferry
9. Queensferry
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27 local reviews
Queensferry, Queensferry
LocalityPolitical
Derek
South Queensferry is a very pretty little village. Great pubs and places to eat. Generally just a nice place…
Alex
See the Bridges up close! Take a ferry trip to Inchcolm Island!
Eileen
Great day out to see the rail and road bridges. Boat trip to Inchcolm Island. Nice cafes and bars with Orkney …
9. Queensferry
9. Queensferry
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27 local reviews
Queensferry, Queensferry
Derek
Derek
South Queensferry is a very pretty little village. Great pubs and places to eat. Generally just a nice place for a stroll. You simply mus…
Alex
Alex
See the Bridges up close! Take a ferry trip to Inchcolm Island!
Eileen
Eileen
Great day out to see the rail and road bridges. Boat trip to Inchcolm Island. Nice cafes and bars with Orkney ice cream at The Forth Bridge …
10. Inchcolm Abbey
10. Inchcolm Abbey
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4 local reviews
Inchcolm Abbey
01383 823332
Place of worshipEstablishment
Graeme
With just a short boat ride away from the Forth Bridges you can take a day trip to Inchcolm Island and visit t…
Mhairi
Why not take a ferry to Inchcolm Island and have a picnic. It really is a beautiful sight: "Inchcolm is an is…
Stewart
This requires a ferry from S Queensferry. A truly wonderful trip. Beware of marauding, protective mother herr…
10. Inchcolm Abbey
10. Inchcolm Abbey
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4 local reviews
Inchcolm Abbey
01383 823332
Graeme
Graeme
With just a short boat ride away from the Forth Bridges you can take a day trip to Inchcolm Island and visit the ruins of its 12th century A…
Mhairi
Mhairi
Why not take a ferry to Inchcolm Island and have a picnic. It really is a beautiful sight: "Inchcolm is an island in the Firth of Forth in …
Stewart
Stewart
This requires a ferry from S Queensferry. A truly wonderful trip. Beware of marauding, protective mother herring gulls.
11. Lochleven Castle
11. Lochleven Castle
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3 local reviews
Lochleven Castle
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01577 862670
Point of interestEstablishment
Shona
Take the ferry at the end of the pier by the Boat House restaurant and go over to see Loch Leven Castle on Cas…
Maggie
Take a trip on the little motor boat to Castle Island and visit the castle (ruin) where Mary Queen of Scots wa…
Linda
Historically significant castle approached by boat ride! It's a nicely atmospheric one which is aided by the …
11. Lochleven Castle
11. Lochleven Castle
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3 local reviews
Lochleven Castle
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
01577 862670
Shona
Shona
Take the ferry at the end of the pier by the Boat House restaurant and go over to see Loch Leven Castle on Castle Island where Mary Queen of…
Maggie
Maggie
Take a trip on the little motor boat to Castle Island and visit the castle (ruin) where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive.
Linda
Linda
Historically significant castle approached by boat ride! It's a nicely atmospheric one which is aided by the terrible story of Mary Queen o…
12. Fort Kinnaird
12. Fort Kinnaird
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5 local reviews
Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh
Bus stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Kinga
Fort Kinnaird offers great shopping, just off the A1. Shops include Boots, Marks and Spencer, New Look, H&M, R…
Emmanuel
Fort Kinnaird offers great shopping, just off the A1. Shops include Boots, Marks and Spencer, New Look, H&M, …
Kinga & Spencer
Fort Kinnaird offers great shopping, just off the A1. Shops include Boots, Marks and Spencer, New Look, H&M, R…
12. Fort Kinnaird
12. Fort Kinnaird
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5 local reviews
Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh
Kinga
Kinga
Fort Kinnaird offers great shopping, just off the A1. Shops include Boots, Marks and Spencer, New Look, H&M, River Island, and lots more. He…
Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Fort Kinnaird offers great shopping, just off the A1. Shops include Boots, Marks and Spencer, New Look, H&M, River Island, and lots more. H…
Kinga & Spencer
Kinga & Spencer
Fort Kinnaird offers great shopping, just off the A1. Shops include Boots, Marks and Spencer, New Look, H&M, River Island, and lots more. He…