North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

Historic Buildings & Homes

Town Pier, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1LA

    The world's smallest working light tower sits in North Queensferry, alongside one of the engineering wonders of the world.

    Built in 1817 by Robert Stevenson, after careful restoration, the Harbour Light Tower has now reopened on North Queensferry town pier.

    Once again, you can climb the 24 stairs up to the lamp as was last done over 100 years ago. Discover how the light-keeper kept the lamp burning and how the unique signalling system worked. Become part of the tower's history by lighting the lamp and receiving a Certificate of Competence as an Honorary Keeper of the Light.

    A key part of the 'Queensferry Passage' across the Forth, this tiny part of Scottish maritime history has now been fully restored to working order.

    This tiny gem amongst the world's lighthouses and light towers is one of Scotland's unknown treasures. Once you've been to the Light Tower, there's the whole North Queensferry peninsula to explore. Renowned for its stunning scenery, history and wildlife it takes in North Queensferry itself as well as the Fife Coastal Path and the Carlingnose Reserve.

    The Harbour Light Tower is operated by North Queensferry Heritage Trust, a charity registered in Scotland, No SC019966.

    2 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    10 May 2016 - 31 May 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday Closed
    Thursday 11:00 16:30
    Friday 11:00 16:30
    Saturday 11:00 16:30
    Sunday 11:00 16:30
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday Closed
    Wednesday 11:00 16:30
    Thursday 11:00 16:30
    Friday 11:00 16:30
    Saturday 11:00 16:30
    Sunday 11:00 16:30

    Open as above and on all public holidays. From October to April, by special arrangement, please telephone - 07852 437 384


    • Coastal Location
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    From the south and west cross the Forth Road Bridge, leaving the A90 at the first junction and following the B981 to the village war memorial.bearing right to the Town Pier. From the north ,follow the M90 and A90 towards the Forth RoadBridge,exiting at Ferrytoll Park and Ride sign and again follow the B981 to the Town Pier.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- The station is located in the upper part of the village on the mainline from Edinburgh and the North.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh Airport is located approximately 10 miles south of the Forth Road Bridge and North Queensferry.

    Getting there by ferry:- The terminal at Rosyth is located approximately 4 miles west from North Queensferry.

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