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

    A Tale of Two Bridges Join us in the magnificent shadow of The Forth Bridge. Our guides will lead you through the old Royal Burgh of Queensferry telling tales of our famous Bridges, ancient rituals, saints and sinners, and witchcraft!

    Queensferry Tours is a historic walking tour company that provides guided tours through the old Royal Burgh of South Queensferry. 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.

    A Tale of Two Bridges – Ferry Old Tales

    A mixture of historical sights and tales from Queensferry’s past.

    This is suitable for all ages, perfect for sightseeing.

    Join us as we begin our journey in the magnificent shadow of what some call the 8th wonder of the modern world, Scotland’s most Iconic landmark, The Forth Bridge, a fairy tale of engineering that opened in 1890 and was the largest steel structure of its kind in the world. Our guides will lead you through the old Royal Burgh of Queensferry visiting historic sights as they inform and entertain you with tales of our famous bridges, ancient rituals, saints and sinners, royal visitors and witchcraft!

    Tour Info

    Duration of Tour 1hour 30min approx.(20mins walking time)

    The walk includes some stairs, and at times uneven pavements which may not be suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

    Remember you are in Scotland where we have 4 seasons in one day so don’t forget your rain coat.

    Tour Start Point: Caledonia Scotia Kilts shop (opposite the Hawes Pier South Queensferry)

    Tour Finish Point: Priory Church

    Please be at the Tour Start Point 10-15mins before your tour begins.

    Adult: £10 Concession: (OAP & Students) £8Children: (Age 5-15) £5

    Children under 5 go free. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

    10% discount with all tickets at Caledonia Scotia Kilt Makers

    Private tours

    Private Tours are available for groups of 12 or more and can be arranged outside of scheduled tour times; please contact us for details.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jun 2014 - 28 Oct 2014

    Tour Times
    Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday
    11:30
    14:00
    Sunday
    12:45
    15:00

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Location

    • Town Location

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Ticket Outlet and Meeting Point 

    Caledonia Scotia Kilt Shop opposite the Hawes Pier South Queensferry EH30 9TA

    Bus From Edinburgh Bus Station Journey Time: 40mins approx.

    First Bus No 43 every 20mins from Edinburgh Bus Station get off next to Dalmeny Train Station, approximately 10mins walk down to meeting point or next to South Queensferry Police Station, bottom of the Loan hill, 15mins walk through Historic old town to tour meeting point.

    Suggested bus departure times for specific tours (please check bus schedule)

    Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday (please check tour dates)

    Tour Time                      Edinburgh Bus Station Departure Time

    1130-1300                                 1030

    1400-1530                                 1250

    Sunday

    Tour Time

    1245-1415                                 1140

    1500-1630                                 1340

     

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

    From Edinburgh to Dalmeny Station (there is no South Queensferry station) every 20mins, which is the station before the Forth Rail Bridge, then walk 10mins down to tour meeting point.

    Suggested train departure times for specific tours (please check train schedule)

    Monday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday (please check tour dates)

    Tour Time                      Waverly Train Station Departure Time

    1130-1300                                 1048

    1400-1530                                 1318

    Sunday

    Tour Time

    1245-1415                                 1155

    1500-1630                                 1415

    Car

    There is a large free car park along the seafront in South Queensferry, the postcode for your GPS is EH30 9TA.

    Transport within Scotland

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

    Journey Planner

    Attraction Entrance

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

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • 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

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

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