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Five things to do in South Queensferry

Updated: May 12, 2022

Emilija Morrison: Business Development Assistant

A popular destination with both locals and tourists alike, the seaside town has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. I loved living here during lockdown and in some ways I kind of miss the place. Scroll through for some ideas of things to do on a trip to South Queensferry!


a train crossing Forth Bridge over a body of water

The Forth Rail Bridge from North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland.

  1. Go to a restaurant overlooking the sea

There’s just that extra something about having food by the sea. The food tastes just that extra bit nicer, doesn’t it? Thankfully South Queensferry isn’t lacking in restaurants and cafes. I had a particularly enjoyable visit to a restaurant by the sea over the summer, visiting the Railbridge Bistro. Sitting outside in the sun here truly is blissful. And if it is a colder day, you can always sit inside – you’ll still get the view of the bridges.

2. Go on a walking tour

On this one hour tour, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds as you travel back through the centuries to discover the history and culture of South Queensferry. Your local, expert guide will bring this picturesque port town to life through tales, traditions and stories.

To book go here.

3. Visit the Queensferry Mosaic Mural

Created by a group of 70 locals, the Queensferry Mosaic Mural is a hidden gem of the town. Only opening in 2019, the fairly new attraction is located within a garden. Definitely one to visit.

For more info check here.

4. Go on an Inchcolm Island guided tour

This is a truly one-off new experience in 2022. Take the boat to Inchcolm Island and explore the three bridges up close. Then discover the history of the island with a guided walking tour. From its iconic abbey, to Second World War defences, and an array of wildlife – Inchcolm Island has a fascinating history that can still be seen today!

Read more here.


a large building with a clock on the side of a road

5. Visit Hawes Inn

The plce has incredibly interesting ties to the famed author Robert Louis Stevenson. Apparently, while staying in room thirteen, he came up with the plot of his novel “Kidnapped”. Indeed, part of the book is actually set within the walls of the pub. Today, visitors can taste all sorts of delicacies from the pub. There is also an outdoor seating area, for the nicer days.

For more details click here.

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