ferrys from Netherlands to Scotland

Jul 31st, 2010, 06:13 PM
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ferrys from Netherlands to Scotland

Is it possible to take a ferry from the Netherlands to Scotland?
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Jul 31st, 2010, 06:47 PM
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Does it have to go to Scotland? It looks like you can get to northern England by ferry. Scroll down a bit and you will find it.

http://www.seat61.com/Netherlands.htm#Scotland
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Jul 31st, 2010, 06:57 PM
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I thought it were only Ijsmuiden, Holland, to Newcastle, England, a few hour train ride to Edinburgh?
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Jul 31st, 2010, 11:20 PM
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The other near-alternative is the Norfolkline ferry from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Rosyth.
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Aug 1st, 2010, 12:58 AM
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Ferries from teh Netherlands got to Harwich (too far south) from Hoek van Holland (near Rotterdam),to Hull, (further north, but not close enough for you) from Europoort, Rotterdam, and to Newcastle from Ijmuiden, near Amsterdam.

The latter two are overnight ferries and you must book a cabin. They are very pleasant though. If you choose one of them book an evening meal at the same time, to save a bit of money and some hassle, but don't book breakfast. you can have a bit longer lie in and still get coffee and a croissant to keep you going until you can get a real breakfast for less on shore.

I've never tried the Zeebrugge Rosyth ferry, but it is a long drive/train trip to Zeebrugge which will add to the expense and time. It also departs only three times a week and takes 20 hours sailing time.
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Aug 1st, 2010, 02:04 PM
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Thank you all for the info.
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