Cramond Harbour

To the west of Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth looking across to Fife. Old fishing harbour that has gradually been overtaken by the city.

About five miles northwest of town is Lauriston Castle. One mile further west is the lovely little coastal village of Cramond , situated where the River Almond flows into the Forth. The 18th-century village of whitewashed houses is the site of an ancient Roman fort, a large part of which has been excavated. The most recent discovery was a magnificent sandstone sculpture of a lioness dating from the second century BC. In addition to being steeped in ancient history, Cramond boasts a pleasant promenade, a golf course and a lovely, wooded walk along the banks of the Almond river towards the 16th century Old Cramond Brig. And if that weren't enough to tempt you, there's also Cramond Island, which can be reached via a raised walkway when the tide is out. Just make sure you keep an eye on the time or you may find yourself stuck there for longer than you anticipated. Tide times are posted on the shore, and are also available from the Tourist Information Centre.

A local passenger ferry service still crosses the River Almond at Cramond. n 0900-1300 and 1400-1700 in summer, till 1600 in winter, closed Fri. From the other side of the river it's a two-mile walk to Dalmeny House