North Queensferry Things to Do
The Forth Bridge is one of the famous bridges in the world. It is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth 14 kilometres west of central Edinburgh and connects it with Fife. It was opened in 1890 and spans a total length about 2,5km. There was a professor in our excursion group from the Moscow automobile and road University who was...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
Forth Road Bridge is a big suspension bridge built over Firth of Forth. It was built between 1958 – 1964 and as it was opened the car ferries ceased to operate. The towers of the bridge are over 150 meters high and the mainspan is 1008 metres long and the sidespans are each 408 metres long.It is possible to walk over the bridge (I didn't) but it is...more
While I was at Deep Sea world there were three activities.At 10.30 there was a tour behind to watch the snakes and quarantine room. The quarantine room is a room where animals are kept if they are ill or vulnerable, like infants that have to grow bigger.At 11.30 there was the feeding of a reptile, a Bearded Dragon. He ate three crickets.At 12.00 it...more
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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.Related to:
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Fondest memory: North Queensferry is a village in Fife between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge 16 km from Edinburgh. We came there in May of 2004 to spend a night in the Corus Hotel located close to it after an excursion day in Edinburgh.
My son Pavel was very impressed by the Firth of Forth which is the estuary or firth of Scotland's River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea, between Fife to the north, and Lothian to the south. It is rather wide there.
Geologically the Firth of Forth is a fjord.
The Kincardine Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge and Forth Bridge carry traffic across the firth.
You can watch my 2 min 20 sec Video Scotland Queensferry out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.
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