Fingal is Scotland's first luxury floating hotel by The Royal Yacht Britannia. Formerly a lighthouse tender, she has been transformed into an exquisite 23 cabin boutique hotel and exclusive use venue. Permanently berthed on Edinburgh's vibrant waterfront, Fingal is located just a short distance from the city centre.

The team at Fingal are looking forward to re-opening on Wednesday, 22nd July for overnight stays, Afternoon Tea, drinks and dinner. Please book in advance.

Ideal for those looking for a completely unique hotel experience.


  • Nearest Transport
  • Waverley Railway Station - 3 miles, 15 minutes
  • Edinburgh Airport - 10 miles, 30 minutes
  • Nearest Attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle - 3 miles, 20 minutes
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia - 0.5 miles, 10 minutes
  • Edinburgh City Centre for designer shopping - 3 miles, 15 minutes
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse - 2 miles, 15 minutes

5 Reasons to Stay

  1. A totally unique experience aboard Scotland's only floating hotel
  2. Cabins with elegant nautical touches
  3. Wine and dine in extraordinary maritime surroundings
  4. A ship hotel with a fascinating history
  5. Large deck spaces to enjoy

About the Hotel

Fingal started life as a lighthouse tender, bringing vital supplies to some of Scotland's most treacherous locations. Now, she has been converted into a world-class hotel and exclusive use venue for up to 60 people. Guests can enjoy Afternoon Tea, a light supper or cocktails at The Lighthouse Bar.

With 23 cabins all named after the lighthouses she serviced, Fingal is Scotland's first luxury floating hotel.

Serving breakfast, Afternoon Tea, evening supper and some spectacular cocktails in The Lighthouse Bar. Dining onboard has a relaxed, luxurious feel, complemented by the vast floor to ceiling windows.

Hotel details

At a glance

Check-in: 3pm
Check-out: 12pm


  • 23 cabins
  • Classic Cabin
  • Luxury Cabin
  • Duplex Cabins
  • Skerryvore Suite 
In-room Services
  • Rain shower 
  • Brass taps 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Smart TV
  • Fluffy bathrobe and slippers
  • Air conditioning
  • Underfloor heating
  • Noble Isle amenities
  • Minibar
  • Air conditioning
The Lighthouse Bar 
  • with floor to ceiling window and unique dock views
  • with sweeping staircase and dining for up to 60 guests
Outdoor deck space
  • for eating, drinking and strolling
Diner Information
  • Private dining
  • Full Scottish breakfast
  • Light evening supper
  • Spectacular cocktails
Afternoon Tea
  • Amuse-bouche
  • Selection of the finest teas
  • Perfectly matched savoury and sweet delicacies
  • Fingal’s hot smoked salmon, smoked on board
  • Visit The Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Enjoy retail therapy in the city centre
  • Explore the lively district of Leith
  • Stroll along the Water of Leith
Main Contact

Alexandra Dock
Historic Port of Leith

0131 357 5000