South Queensferry is located on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, between the iconic Forth Bridges – the railway bridge and the road bridge across the Forth.
Walk through the town or visit one of the cafés and restaurants which line the main street to admire the Forth Bridges that cross over to Fife.
The Forth Bridge, a railway bridge which was completed over 125 years ago, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a spectacular feat in engineering. The neighbouring Forth Road Bridge opened in 1964, and Queensferry Crossing, to the west of South Queensferry, is a new road bridge set to open at the end of 2016.
You can learn about the history of the village, and the building of the bridges at Queensferry Museum. South Queensferry was once the main point to board ferries over to Fife and is still a port today, although the boats are now destined for the islands of the Forth.
Take a boat tour to travel under the Forth Bridge and explore the wildlife and history of the islands. You can even land on Inchcolm, which is home to both a 12th century abbey and the fascinating remnants of Second World War defences.
Dalmeny House and Hopetoun House are two fine stately homes located on the outskirts of South Queensferry, and both are excellent attractions which boast lovely grounds, impressive architecture and historic artefacts.
The town is also a great place to start a coastal walk by joining the John Muir Way and following it through Dalmeny Estate and towards Cramond village.