Queensferry port is located 10 miles northwest of the city center on the River Forth’s south shore. A very old town, Queensferry was originally a Royal Burgh in West Lothian. It is now part of Edinburgh, Scotland, between the renowned Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Rail Bridge. Once a significant fishing and trading port, Queensferry is now a famous tourist destination with a scenic harbor, wide selection of hotels, pubs and restaurants.
Queensferry was named after Queen Margaret of Scotland who crossed the sea from “Queen’s Ferry” to her Edinburgh Castle chapel.
Queensfeery boasts of several historic buildings such as the “Black Castle” which dates back to 1626, the Phewlands House of the seventeenth century, and the Tollbooth from c1600, Labburnum House, St. Mary’s Church built in 1441 and many more.
Tescos is one of the most booming food vendors in Britain. It’s open until midnight from Monday-Saturday. On Sundays they close at 10pm. They also have clothing for sale but they don’t have a wide range of choices.
Asda Stores are big stores with clean wide aisles. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They offer a wide variety of products and fresh produce.
Scotmid Co-Operative Society has a lot of products stocked and many special offers. It’s a small place but they have a great selection of fresh vegetables and fruits. Their staff is very helpful.
Clan Albanach Kiltmakers offers great quality. It’s located at New Halls Road.
Niche Gallery is a beautiful small shop. You can purchase gifts art, gems, candles, Scottish items and so much more. If you’re looking to buy something special, this is the place to go.
Things to See
St Mary’s Episcopal Church is the most ancient building in Queensferry. It dates back to 1441. This is the only church of the Carmelite Order of Friars that has survived in Scotland.
The Forth Rail Bridge was the first steel bridge in the world. The construction started in 1883 and was finished in 1890. One of Scotland’s engineering wonders is its exceptional double-cantilever design.
The Hopetoun House is one of the magnificent stately homes in Scotland. It can be found 12 miles of Edinburgh’s center in a beautiful park land. This is a marvelous creation from Scottish architects William Adam and Sir William Bruce. From Easter to the end of September, it is open every day.
A seventeenth century mansion, Plewlands House can be found in the village’s center, and has been handled since 1953 by the National Trust for Scotland.
The Tollbooth is located on the High Street from the 1600s. In 1720, its clock tower was built.
Restaurants and Bars
Queensferry has a lot to offer whether you just need a quick bite or a fine dining experience.
Bella Vista offers genuine Italian food in a traditional setting. The Boathouse is perfect for seafood lovers. They have a varied menu and they only serve fresh fish from the markets. It also has magnificent views from the terrace. Frankie and Benny’s’ has a great menu meant for the whole family. Enjoy your food with your family in this child-friendly restaurant.