You can take a boat trip from the Hawes Pier out to Inchcolm Island to see the beautifully preserved abbey which was founded in 1123 by King Alexander I. The bustling Port Edgar Marina is one of the country’s major yachting and water sports centres where sailing lessons, kayaking and a range of other water sports are available.
Located on the Firth of Forth, between the iconic road and rail bridges and the new Queensferry Crossing, Port Edgar is a vibrant marina and an ideal base for exploring the spectacular scenery, historic harbours and interesting islands of the Firth and east coast. It also features a well-stocked shop and Sailor’s café serving refreshments.
There’s also a thriving High Street at the heart of Queensferry which is full of independent retailers, from bespoke jewellery makers and silversmiths, to clothing boutiques and artisan ice cream shops and cafes.
Surrounding Queensferry are the estates of Dundas and Hopetoun. Built in 1818, Dundas Castle is privately-owned by The Clarke family and is available for private hire, as well as featuring a nine-hole golf course. Hopetoun House is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and is a 300-year-old classic example of aristocratic grandeur set in more than 100 acres of parkland. Nearby Dalmeny House, meanwhile, has been home to the Earl and Countess of Rosebery for more over 300 years.
There are a number of hotels in and around Queensferry as well as a diverse range of guest houses and self-catering cottages. There are also great transport links, by bus, train and private hire, to Fife and Edinburgh and its international airport.
Signposts are located throughout the town to help you find your way and direct you to local attractions.
You’ll also find updates on the Visit Queensferry Facebook page.
THINGS TO SEE AROUND THE TOWN CENTRE
AWAY FROM THE HIGH STREET
Enjoy some green space in parks around the town. The City of Edinburgh Council has more information on its website. Click the links below for details.
You can also go on a great walk along the national John Muir Way trail through South Queensferry. Heading west you’ll reach Hopetoun Estate and Blackness and Bo’ness. Head east and you’ll discover Dalmeny Estate en route to Cramond and Edinburgh. Look out for the purple John Muir Way signs (showing a bearded John Muir) to guide you.
You’ll find out more information on the wider local area, and Scotland in general, on the new VisitScotland website.
53 High Street, South Queensferry