Queensferry Tours

Tour Guides

Caledonia Scotia Kilt Shop, South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9TA

    Visit Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge and take a walk through history! Our guides will lead you through the old Royal Burgh of Queensferry telling tales of our famous Bridges, ancient rituals, world war firsts, and witchcraft!

    Queensferry Tours is a historic walking tour company that provides guided tours through the old Royal Burgh of South Queensferry in the shaddow of Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. The tours include a visit to the Queensferry Museum where visitors are shown artefacts from Queensferry’s past and we have exclusive access to The Priory of St Mary of Mount Carmel, the oldest building in Queensferry (1441) and the only medieval Carmelite crusader church still in operation in the UK.

    WALKING TOURS 2015

    The Royal Tour (Scheduled Tour) Includes entry into the 15th Century Priory.

    This is the Royal Tour of Queensferry. A mixture of historical sites and tales from Queensferry’s colourful past, including our famous Bridges, ancient rituals, war time firsts, royal visitors and witchcraft! Perfect for the whole family! Perfect for sightseeing! The tour includes a visit into the Queensferry Museum and an exclusive visit to the 15th Century Priory which predates Roslyn Chapel and is the oldest medieval Carmelite Church still in operation in the UK today. This tour ends within The Priory with a well-deserved refreshing drink and a toast to what has come before.

     

    Tales from “Doon the Ferry” (Scheduled Tour) Similar to The Royal Tour but does not include entry into The Priory.

    You begin your journey in the magnificent shadow of what some call the 8th wonder of the modern world, the fairy tale of science and engineering that is our world famous Forth Bridge. This tour is packed with historical sites and tales from Queensferry’s colourful past which includes a visit into the Queensferry Museum. Perfect for the whole family! Perfect for sightseeing!

     

    Tale of 3 Bridges (Pre-book evening tour)

    Your guide will lead you through the old Royal Burgh town that is a hidden gem in Scotland’s history and is wedged between our 3 magnificent Bridges, from 3 different centuries. They will inform and entertain you with tales of our famous Bridges, royal saints, ambitious Lords, ghostly sightings and witchcraft! A perfect tour for an evening out “doon the Ferry”!

     

    Private Tours

    We can provide a private tour outside of our scheduled tour times for 4 people or more and we offer discounted tours for Schools and Youth Groups. 

     

    Cruise Liner Day Visits

    We operate extra tours on the days that cruise liners visit Queensferry. Please check our Tour Calendar for your specific cruise liner day.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jun 2015 - 26 Oct 2015

    Thursday 14:15
    Friday 11:30 & 14:15
    Saturday 11:30 & 14:15
    Sunday 14:15
    Monday 11:30

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Location

    • Town Location

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    BUS

    Bus from Edinburgh Bus Station: Stagecoach No 40 & 40A (approx. 40mins)

    Bus from Hermiston Gait/Edinburgh Park Station via Gyle Centre: Lothian Bus No 63

    Bus from Bathgate via Linlithgow: Horsburgh No 23 & 34

    Bus from Livingston Via Broxburn: Horsburgh No 7

     

    Please check individual bus schedules.

     

    Traveling by Stagecoach 40 / Lothian Bus No63 / Horsburgh No 23, 34 & 7 get off bus next to South Queensferry Police Station, bottom of the Loan hill.  It is a 15mins walk through Historic old town to Caledonia Scotia Kilt Shop meeting point. Or for evening tours the Priory Church meeting point is next to the Police Station bus stop.

     

    Traveling by Stagecoach 40A get off bus next to Dalmeny Train Station, it is approximately 10mins walk down to Caledonia Scotia Kilt Shop meeting point via a rural path next to Rail Bridge then a set of stairs (Jacobs Ladder). 40A will also pass by the Police Station bus stop however it travels around the town first so please check times.

     

    TRAIN

    Train from Edinburgh Waverly Station Journey Time: 15mins approx.

    Train Times (http://www.thetrainline.com/stations/dalmeny)

     

    Travel from Edinburgh to Dalmeny Station (this is the last station before you cross the bridge, there is no South Queensferry station) There is a train approximately every 20mins. Walk down from Dalmeny Station to meeting point via a rural path next to Rail Bridge then a set of stairs (Jacobs Ladder).

     

    CAR

    There is a large free car park along the seafront in South Queensferry, the postcode for your GPS is EH30 9TA. (NOTE: This may be closed on Cruise Liner Days)

    Transport within Scotland

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

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    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 4

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site

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

    Attraction Special Offer

    NEW FOR 2014 - The Royal Burgh Package Adults £20 Children £9

    We have joined forces with our friends at Stirling Walking Tours, Mary’s Meanders in Linlithgow and Discover Dunfermline to create an exclusive walking tour package that allows you to take in the sights and tales from four of Scotland’s Ancient Royal Burghs for only £20 per Adult (no concessions) and £9 per Child. The ticket can be used from date of purchase up to the end of September 2014 where tours are available. Limited offer so get your tickets now!

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