Deep Sea World

Marine Life Centres

Deep Sea World, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JR

    Come face to face with one of Europe's largest collections of sharks in one of the world's longest underwater tunnels at Deep Sea World, Scotland's National Aquarium.

    Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, Deep Sea World is Scotland’s national aquarium.

    Over 40 displays, including the 4.5-million-litre Underwater Safari with its walkthrough tunnel, are home to hundreds of fascinating creatures, ranging from seals and seahorses to stingrays and giant sand tiger sharks.

    Discover the mysteries of the deep with a huge selection of creatures to gaze at in the amazing underwater tunnel.

    At 112 m long, it holds a million gallons of sea water, making it the largest temperate marine exhibit in the UK and one of the longest underwater safaris in the world.

    See the piranhas and resident seals. Or for something more adventurous, Why not go diving with the sharks?

    Daily talks and feeding demonstrations.
     

     

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Green Tourism Silver Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Apart from Christmas day and New Years Day.

    Catering

    • Lunch Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Shop
    • Self Service

    Domestic

    • Payphones Available
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Solo Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • On Public Transport Route There is an excellent train service to North Queensferry from both Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations on the Fife Circle Line. North Queensferry is the first station after crossing the Forth Rail Bridge (journey time approx 15 mins). Deep Sea World
    • Parking
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Children Welcome

    Road Directions

    Deep Sea World is dramatically situated beneath the world famous Forth Rail Bridge at North Queensferry in Fife.

    Just 1 mile from the M90, we are a 20 minute drive from Edinburgh, 50 minutes from Glasgow and under 2 hours from Aberdeen.

    From the South: Follow the signs for Forth Road Bridge. Once across the bridge, take the first exit left and follow the brown tourist signs for Deep Sea World.

    From the North: Turn off the M90 at Junction 1 and follow the brown tourist signs for Deep Sea World.

    Public Transport Directions

    There is an excellent train service to North Queensferry from both Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations on the Fife Circle Line. North Queensferry is the first station after crossing the Forth Rail Bridge (journey time approx 15 mins). Deep Sea World is a short walk from North Queensferry station.

    Please take extra care when walking to Deep Sea World from the train station as the road goes down hill.

    For public transport information please call Traveline on 0870 608 2608 or www.travelinescotland.com.

    Alternatively, please visit www.firstgroup.com.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp

    General

    • Contrast markings on all glass doors and all full-height windows
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Tactile routes for visitors with visual impairments
      • only in some places
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • There is an audible alarm system

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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