North Queensferry

[Forth Road Bridge (with the Queensferry Crossing under construction behind)]

Over a million vehicles speed past North Queensferry every month on the Forth Road Bridge, most completely missing out on the unique village below. Even a train journey across the iconic Forth Bridge only gives tantalising glimpses of the place's rocky headlands and narrow streets. Making the winding journey into the tiny centre is well worth it. The village has an unusual feeling about it, completely dominated by the huge structures overhead, but the views of both bridges are second only to taking a boat. Meanwhile, its now flooded quarry is, perhaps unexpectedly, home to Scotland's largest aquarium.

[Forth Rail Bridge]

Name: North Queensferry ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NT 131805 / shoppers wreck weeks

Name: Forth Road Bridge ☆☆☆
Description: Key traffic artery (though soon to be superseded) across the Forth - a 2.5 km long suspension bridge opened in 1964.
Location: A90 between North and South Queensferry, G.R.: NT 125796 / forgiving sides truckload
Open: Always, except for occasional wind-related closures
Cost: Free
Anything else? Best viewpoints are from each bank, or a boat.

Name: Deep Sea World ★★☆
Description: Excellent aquarium, including one of Europe's longest underwater tunnels to view sharks, rays and other fish.
Location: Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, G.R.: NT 133803 / tadpole prepared smuggled
Open (2017): Daily
Cost (2017): £15 (adults), £10.75 (children), but discount if booking online

Name: Forth Rail Bridge ★★☆
Description: Iconic red cantilever bridge and UNESCO World Heritage Site, carrying trains 2.5 km across the Forth.
Location: Forth estuary between North and South Queensferry, G.R.: NT 134795 / workforce snatched grapevine
Open: Always viewable, or take a train
Cost: Free to view
Anything else? Best viewpoints are from each bank, or a boat.

[Part of the underwater shark tunnel at Deep Sea World]


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