Cramond Island Travel Guide

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Cramond Island Things to Do

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    Walk around Cramond and explore.

    by EdinburghRoc Written Apr 7, 2007

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    To visit Cramond from Edinburgh, you can catch the Lothian 41 bus from Hanover Street.

    When you arrive at Cramond Road, walk north from the bus stop - Cramond village is a 10 minute walk.

    The remains of a Roman Fort can still be seen near the car-park, as well as a ruin of a 15th cent Tower House.

    To the East one can walk the Esplanade to Leith to the North at low tide, Cramond Island can be reached but take care - the tide comes in fast here - don't get stranded on the Island!

    For a small fee you can take the ferry across the Almond and walk to Queensferry by the shore path in Dalmeny Estate. (Please stay to the path and don't stray to peek in the houses!)

    Cramond Kirk was built in the 17th century on the site of a medieval church which was itself built on top of the Roman fort.

    Cramond house was built around 1680.

    In 1670 Cramond Inn was built and still doing business today.

    Return via Glebe Road to Cramond Road for the bus, or walk along the tranquil path, 'River Almond Walkway' to School Brae to Cramond Road or continue to Peggy's Mill Road to Whitehouse Road (for the bus) or continue to the Cramond Bridge.

    The busy road leads to the Forth Road Bridge; turning left leads to Barnton with its hotel and the 41 bus back to Hanover Street.

    For those in need of refreshment, there is a pub serving fine food and beer at Cramond Bridge.

    A visit to Cramond is recommended!

    River Almond: Cramond. River Almond waterfall. Fresh water fresh-air. Cramond: Waterfall on the River Almond.
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    • Cycling
    • Budget Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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Cramond Island Warnings and Dangers

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    Beware the very fast tide.

    by EdinburghRoc Updated Apr 28, 2005

    The tide comes in VERY FAST
    Many people get trapped on the island due to the tide. You will just have to stay till it goes back out again. It will and can suprise people who explore the island to return and find that they can't. Get back.
    You have been warned !

    River Almond Waterfall from the old mill Waterfall: Cramond Old Mill Tree roots
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    • Beer Tasting
    • Archeology
    • Beaches

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Cramond Island Tourist Traps

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    Cramond Island is not a true island.

    by EdinburghRoc Written Apr 9, 2007

    Please be careful if you walk out to Cramond Island the tide does come in quick don't get trapped.

    Unique Suggestions: Walk along the prom and watch the planes fly overhead.

    Fun Alternatives: Explore Cramond Kirk and the lay out of the roman fort beneath.

    Cramond Island at low tide. Cramond Kirk On its way to Edinburgh Airport.

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