"Queensferry" South Queensferry by EdinburghRoc

South Queensferry Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 20 photos

Great place to see the bridges.

David Balfour was KIDNAPPED here in Queensferry at the Hawes Inn.17th century.

1890
The Forth Bridge[Rail] crosses the Firth of Forth at this point.

A Great view of the Forth Rail Bridge

Forth Road Bridge opened by the Queen in1964.

Pedestrians may walk across. Take your camera for a great view of the Forth Rail Bridge.

You can walk hours: Drive15mins; take the train20mins or bus30mins.

Queensferry-South Queensferry

Queensferry is unofficially known as South Queensferry simply to distinguish it from the other Queensferry on the north side of the Firth of Forth.
Its name commemorates the many ferry crossings made by Queen Margaret from Edinburgh Castle to her palace at Dunfermline in the 11th century. The ferry service continued even after the Forth Rail Bridge opened to the east of the town in 1890.

High Street: Georgian and Victorian houses; Tollbooth Tower, which dates from the 12th century.
At No 53 is a museum.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely views good walks have your camera ready.
  • Cons:Not so nice in bad weather
  • In a nutshell:The place to see the Forth Bridges.
  • Last visit to South Queensferry: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 21, 2006
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