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South Queensferry, also just called Queensferry or ‘The Ferry’ is a town just outside of Edinburgh and close to the Edinburgh Airport. Around 9,000 people live in the town, and it hosts events such as the Ferry Fair and the Loony Dook. In 2012, during excavation work for a new road, archaeologists discovered the remains of a welling which dates back to 10,000 years ago. It is thought to be the earliest home discovered in Scotland, and possibly even the entire UK.
The Ferry Fair is a week-long event that takes place each August. The event culminates in the crowning of a local girl as the Ferry Fair Queen, and includes events such as the Burryman. The Burryman is literally a man covered from head to toe in burrs from the burdock plant, and he spends the day making his way through the town, being given drinks and collecting money.
The Loony Dook usually happens on New Year’s Day, and is an event where people dress up and dive into the Firth of Forth as part of Hogmanay celebrations. There’s a cash prize for the best costume, and a portion of each ticket is donated to charity. Each year, the event draws around 1,000 swimmers and plenty more spectators.
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Parking in South Queensferry
There are a number of options for South Queensferry parking. There is council-operated parking in South Queensferry which is available Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Please check the ticket machine when you arrive to see what the cost associated with this will be, as well as the maximum stay time and any other restrictions. All council-run parking is free on Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Monday.
Otherwise, you’ll find free parking for up to 2 hours at Dalmeny train station. There are 130 spaces in this car park, including disabled parks, and they’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There is also free parking outside the Tesco, where customers can park for up to 2 hours. This park is open from 6am to midnight from Monday to Saturday, and 8am to 10pm on Sundays. There are also disabled spaces here.
The Binks is a car park which sits beside the Firth of Forth and also offers a great view of the Forth Bridge. It’s very close to the town centre, and it offers disabled parking, so it’s a great spot to park and explore the town on foot.
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The Queensferry Museum is a great little spot to learn about the history of Queensferry and the neighbouring Dalmeny. You can take in the views over the Firth of Forth before heading inside to learn about its construction. You can also learn about Ferry Fair and the tradition of the Burryman. Plus, with regularly changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to see.
Forth Bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder in 2016. It was built in 1890 and was the world’s first major steel project and the longest cantilever bridge. On clear days, you can enjoy fantastic views over the water and of the bridge from South Queensferry.
There are two main companies who offer cruises around the Firth of Forth; Maid of the Forth and Forth Boat Tours. Maid of the Forth offers a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise, a 3-hour Inchcolm landing trip, a 3-hour evening Scottish folk music and BBQ cruise, and a 3-hour jazz cruise. Forth Boat Tours offers a Three Bridges cruise, a Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island cruise, a Blackness Castle and Three Bridges cruise, a Three Bridges bus and boat experience, and a Forth sea and train adventure.
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By Train: The Dalmeny train station services the ScotRail line.
By Bus: There are several bus lines that run through South Queensferry, including 7, 43, 63, 231, 236, 258, 262, 273, 274, 747, X51, X55, X56, X57, X58 and 59.
By Car: South Queensferry is just 25 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh city centre along the A90 motorway.
By Plane: Edinburgh Airport is just 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of South Queensferry.
Disabled Parking in South Queensferry
There is disabled parking available at The Binks car park, outside the Tesco, and at the car park by the Dalmeny train station.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to South Queensferry, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are 2 electric charging stations at the Forth Bridge Visitors’ Centre car park, and 2 at the Tesco Superstore.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
All council-run parking is free on Sundays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter Monday.
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Where is South Queensferry?
It sits along the edge of the Firth of Forth, less than 30 minutes’ drive from the centre of Edinburgh.
Can I take a cruise along the Firth of Forth from South Queensferry?
There are two main companies who offer cruises around the Firth of Forth; Maid of the Forth and Forth Boat Tours. Maid of the Forth offers the following cruises:
- A 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise
- A 3-hour Inchcolm landing trip
- A 3-hour evening Scottish folk music and BBQ cruise
- A 3-hour jazz cruise
Forth Boat Tours offers the following cruises:
- A Three Bridges cruise
- A Three Bridges and Inchcolm Island cruise
- A Blackness Castle and Three Bridges cruise
- A Three Bridges bus and boat experience
- A Forth sea and train adventure
Can you go swimming in the harbour?
You can, but since it connects to the North Sea, it’s usually extremely cold. During Hogmanay celebrations, there’s an event called Loony Dook where people get dressed up and go for a dip in the harbour. This usually happens on New Year’s Day, when participants enjoy a parade through the city and then head to the water. Usually, around 1,000 people participate in the swim, but you can also just come along to watch from the warmth of the land and see the costumes.
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