North Queensferry is a small place and can easily be seen by foot. When I walked around I saw there was at least one café and one hotel in the village. On the way down to the pier there is an octagonal house. The house is from 1812 and was a signal house. In old days the local dignitaries heard peoples grievances in an upper room of the building.
There has been a pier at this place for a long time. Between 1810 – 13 the town pier was rebuilt by engineer John Rennie. Where the pier begins there is a lantern tower. Be careful when you walk out on the pier as it can be very slippery. It was when I was there and I could not walk all way out because my shoes where not good. Even if the sun was shining it had been snowing heavy wet snow as I arrived to North Queensferry and the pier was still wet.
When I was a kid we had playing cards with pictures of famous buildings and constructions. Four were of bridges and one of them was the Forth Bridge. It was nice now to see it in reality and go over it with train.
The Forth Bridge is a rail bridge built in 1883 – 1890 and is considered to be an engineering marvel. More than 4500 men were working with the construction during these seven years. The bridge is 1447 metres long and over 100 metres high (the train runs almost 50 metres above the water) and about 60 000 ton of steel were used in the construction.
The train station south of the bridge is Dalmeny and the train station north of the bridge is North Queensferry.
Saint Margaret's Head, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland KY11 1HP, United Kingdom
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The day I was going to North Queensferry I went to Waverley Station and bought a ticket. I got a cheap day return ticket without asking for it and I did not notice that right away as I had now idea of the prices. I was not going to go directly from North Queensferry back to Edinburgh. The price for the return ticket was 3.60 pounds and I guess that was a good price. There were just a few minutes before the train was going to leave, but if I had missed the 9.15 train there was one leaving only 5 minutes later. After that it was about 20 minutes to the next train. From Waverley Station it takes less then 20 minutes to go to Queensferry. Queensferry is the first station after you have crossed the famous Forth Rail Bridge.
Going back over the bridge to Dalmeny I had to wait for the train almost 20 minutes (then two trains were coming with only 5 minutes in between). It only took a few minutes between the two stations and I used my return ticket to Edinburgh.