A hidden treasure not to be missed….
Queensferry welcomes all visitors; please take the five minute stroll from the Hawes Pier to our High St then through our much loved, beautiful historic town. Lots of unique independent shops, cafes and restaurants.
At the promenade we have the RNLI Queensferry Shop, Maid of the Forth Shop, the Honey Pot Creative Cafe (underneath the UNESCO World Heritage Site Forth Bridge),17th century Hawes Inn, award winning The Bikers Cove, Caledonia Scotia Kiltmakers, Skullduggery, The Railbridge Bistro.
The High St is only 50 metres stroll from the promenade past the Guardian of the Bridges, first Maurizio’s SQ and The Anchor Inn then award winning independent shops, including Best Gift Shop in Edinburgh 2018 and again for 2019 – Maisies, LouLou’s, The Little Parlour, Joyce Paton Fashion Boutique, Sea Kist ,Boë Gin, Brew Culture to start you off on a trail with more great shops such as Allium, Harbour Lane Studio, Ferry Fair Book Shop.
Cafes, pubs and restaurants – The Manna House Bakery – South Queensferry ,The Ferry Tap, The Boathouse, South Queensferry, Orocco Pier – South Queensferry, Stag Head Hotel, The Little Bakery, Queens Spice Indian Restaurant, Graziano’s Takeaway, Bamboo Restaurant and Takeaway, Rogue Bros and Sen Viet.
Queensferry Museum, Queensferry harbour, historic buildings and the 600 year old medieval Carmelite Priory Church. Take a small detour through the steps between The Black Castle and Ferry Tap to the Hawthorn Bank Walled Garden, newly renovated by GreenFerry.
Port Edgar Marina Ltd. is a short stroll further under the Forth Road Bridge where you will find the new Scotts restaurant, Outboard by Scott’s, Down the Hatch SQ, Beacon Stores . Take a walk through The Vat Run and up to The Forth Bridges unmissable viewpoint or a walk over the Forth Road Bridge for even more great views and The Forth Bridges Trail.
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…and haste ye back.
Queensferry sits on the southern coast of The Forth at the north west boundary of Edinburgh, south of the Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge (non-motorway traffic only) and the Forth Bridge. Accessible via the M90 from north, A90 from south and east, M9 from north west and M8 from the west.
The High St is currently on a one way system from west to east, no vehicle access from Hawes Promenade end. Cycles are permitted access both directions.
Parking is available at Hawes Promenade and Hawes Brae for traffic approaching from the east. All other traffic is advised to use parking areas to the west of the town such as The Forth Road Bridge car park (short walk downhill), The Binks, Port Edgar (one hour limit or charges apply), on street Bo’ness Rd. This avoids getting caught up in the one way system and a longer route back.
Please Note : The town can get extremely busy at weekends and peak periods, please limit vehicle travel through the town by parking at the side of town you arrive and avoid the one way diversion delays.
Presently (Aug 2022), nine Stagecoach services stop at the Forth Road Bridge slip roads. 747 services Edinburgh Airport, X51 Livingston, others travel between Fife, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh City centre.
From 15/05/23 Stagecoach will provide a new connection with Hermiston Gait Retail Park (Rail and tram stops). AB1 is an autonomous bus supervised by a driver.
Dalmeny Station sits on the UK’s East Coast Mainline and is around 15 mins walk to the Hawes Promenade (steps and country paths). Scotrail.
The John Muir Way runs right along Queensferry High St running east/west, the Forth Road Bridge has pedestrian walkways and cycle lanes, the B800 has a cycle lane from Kirkliston and the NCN1 and NCN76 run through Queensferry. The High St currently has widened pavements under the Spaces for People project.
Local taxi firms are available.
Edinburgh International Airport is around 15mins drive away and connects by the Stagecoach 747 bus.
Queensferry has a historic harbour, Hawes Pier, Longcraig Pier and a marina at Port Edgar. Arriving by cruise ship? Visit here for details on getting around: Cruise Forth