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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.

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By Road[edit]

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[edit]

Rosyth is on the Fife Circle line, with trains every 30 mins from Edinburgh via Haymarket and Inverkeithing, taking 30 mins. These trains continue via Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath to Glenrothes with Thonton.

By Bus[edit]

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

Get around[edit]

Map of Rosyth


  • 1 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. Rosyth Castle (Q6980281) on Wikidata Rosyth Castle on Wikipedia






  • 1 Caledonia Hotel, Hilton Rd, Rosyth KY11 2BA. £32 - £69.


Go next[edit]

  • The ancient capital city, Dunfermline is only 3 miles to the north, while the current capital
  • Edinburgh is just 12 miles to the south.
Routes through Rosyth
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