The port of Edinburgh is situated in the far north of the city in an area called Leith and, truth be told, it’s a short trip from the world famous Old Town and the hustle and bustle of the city center so all of the city center attractions are a short taxi or bus ride from the port. However, you don't need to travle so far to find some great places of interest.
The jewel in Leith's crown is the Royal Yacht Britannia. If you want a glimpse of the opulent life of royalty it is an unmissable treat. You can see the Queen's quarters,the royal drawing room, and you can even take afternoon tea on the royal deck.
There are numerous lovely parks and walks near to the port, but for a more active experience you could try your hand at rock climbing at Alien Rock. This purpose build attraction is great fun for beginners and experts alike and is only a short hop from the port.
Edinburgh has a wide selection of museums and art galleries for those looking for a more relaxed and cultured day out. The National Gallery of Modern Art houses a fascinating collection and the grounds are both beautiful and serene.