- Ratho is situated eight miles to the west of Edinburgh - along the A8 road past the airport. The Canal Centre dry dock and reception centre were opened in 1993 by the Seagull Trust and offers a variety of relaxing cruises. Visitors can take afternoon tea, dine and dance in style or even get married whilst cruising. Adventurous, budding-detectives might like the sound of the Murder Mystery Ghost Cruise. In summer, the splendid Ratho Princess, a 1923 vintage launch, with its stylish art deco interior, takes one and a half hour sightseeing trips along the canal. Passengers get the chance to walk on Britain's third largest aquaduct. For the hungry, there are two luxury restaurants based at the wonderful Bridge Inn. Take time to explore the history and way of life by the locks through the fascinating displays. A charming shop sells souvenirs and canalware, and there is accommodation at the Inn.
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