S. Queensferry, Scotland Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to S. Queensferry, Scotland | The Cruise Web
 

S. Queensferry, Scotland Cruise Port

Tucked away to the west of Edinburgh in Scotland, South Queensferry, sometimes referred to as “The Ferry,” is a town with about 9,000 residents that lies across the Froth Bridge from North Queensferry. The beautiful waterfront is marvelously on display from a series of walking paths, as well as some relaxing sidewalk cafes. There are a number of old churches in the town, most from the 17th and 18th centuries, but some dating back as far as the 15th century! They all have been preserved and considerably restored at some point, and most still hold services a few times a week. You’ll find plenty of other historic buildings, castles and inns, but a portion of Queensferry has been modernized and contains commercial amenities like grocery stores and fast food joints.

 

  • Inchcolm Abbey is a preserved monastic building built around 1235. Alexander I wished to have a monastery on the island, but the dream wasn’t fulfilled until after his death when his brother David I had it erected in his honor.
     
  • Forth Road Bridge separates North and South Queensferry. This stunning work of architecture is best observed via a boat trip along the river.
     
  • Midhope Castle is rumored to have been built in the mid-15th century, but today the structure is left derelict on private land. It’s still a fabulous sight to see despite the many restrictions placed on visitors by the landowners.
     
  • The Queensferry Museum is a small museum with only four rooms, but each is packed with interesting artifacts and furniture. Plus, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and add to this fascinating experience.
     

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