Maid of the Forth Cruises - Edinburgh

May 30th, 2000, 06:23 AM
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Cindy
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Maid of the Forth Cruises - Edinburgh

Has anyone taken one of the Maid of the Forth Cruises out of Edinburgh?

Looking for information on cost, number of sailings (once a day? Twice?), how long is the cruise and if booking ahead (24 hours?) is recommended?

Thanks

Cindy
 
May 30th, 2000, 02:22 PM
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Hi Cindy...

I wasn't able to find this information for you Maid of the Forth is listed on the Edinburgh Tourist Board web site though... you can all MOTF direct at 44 (0)131 331 4857, or you might want to try sending the Edinburgh TIC an email from their web page:

http://www.edinburgh.org/

I hope that helps get you started.

Anastasia
http://www.greatbritaintravelguide.com

 
May 30th, 2000, 05:26 PM
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Cindy
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Anastasia

I appreciate your help - thank you very much!

Cindy
 
May 30th, 2000, 10:37 PM
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Cindy, The Maid of the Forth leaves from my home town of South Queensferry (around 10 miles outside Edinburgh)from right underneath the historic Forth Bridge. It's not whaty I would call a cruise per se, however, it will take you to the town of North Queensferry, where there is an impressive indoor sea-life centre, then on to Inchcolm island, where there are some WWII buildings and an old abbey. The ship leaves every 2 hours or so, and you should give yourself around 90 mins on Inchcolm. You need not book in advance, tickets are usually available on the day, especially mon-fri.

finally, Take a sweater ! even if you are planning the trip in summer, the forth can throw up some chilly winds
 
May 31st, 2000, 06:55 AM
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Robin

Thanks for the information - we were tenatively planning a trip out to the Isle of May (from Abnstruther) which looked like a great way to spend the day; doing some bird watching as well as taking in the historic light house. When I found a reference to the "Maid of the Forth Cruises" I wondered if this might be an "easier" alternative to the Isle of May trip. (Easier from the standpoint that we are staying in Edinburgh and don't want to spend on a b&b in the Anstruther area). The copy for MOTF says "Cruises from beneath the Forth Bridges to Inchcolm Island. Explore the 12th century Abbey or catch a glimpse of the sea life - dolphins, seals, cormorants and puffins."

If you or anyone else has had a chance to do either of these trips and would offer your opinions I would be most grateful.

Thanks again

Cindy
 
Jun 7th, 2000, 01:40 PM
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Cindy

They are just not comparable. We have corresponded on the Isle of May one which I would love to do. Inchcolm is just not in the same league.
 
Jun 8th, 2000, 07:14 AM
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Sheila

Thanks again for the advice ... I am beginning to think that if we don't take in the Isle of May, I may regret my decision.

Cindy
 
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