Queensferry Tours

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

    Tales from "doon the ferry" 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.

    Tales from "doon the ferry"

    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. 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 35min 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 and School Groups

    Please call 07952 454 006 for details

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

    Thursday 11:30
    Friday 11:30 & 14:00
    Saturday 14:00
    Sunday 15:00
    Monday 11:30


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Town Location

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Free Parking On-Site

    Public Transport Directions

    Stagecoach 40/40A Journey time approximately 40 minutes:
    Get off the bus 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 – Saturday (please check available tour dates)

    Tour Time Edinburgh Bus Station 1130-1305 1015 1400-1535 1245

    Other bus services
    From Livingston or Dunfermline First Bus Number 651, From Livingston Horsburgh Number 7, From Linlithgow Horsburgh Number 23


    Tour Time Edinburgh Bus Station 1230-1405 1125 1500-1635 1355

    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 – Saturday (please check available tour dates)

    Tour Time Waverly Train Station 1130-1305 1048 1400-1535 1318


    Tour Time Waverly Train Station 1230-1405 1155 1500-1635 1415

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

    Transport within Scotland

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    Attraction Entrance

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


    • 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.

    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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