Top 10 Things to do in North Queensferry, United Kingdom (UK)

December 4, 2017 Joeann Galban

North Queensferry is a village in Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth, between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge, and 10 miles (16.1 km) from Edinburgh. According to the 2011 census, the village has a population of 1,076. It is the southernmost settlement in Fife.
Restaurants in North Queensferry

1. Forth Bridge

North Queensferry KY11 1HP, Scotland
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4.5 based on 591 reviews

Forth Bridge

Reviewed By Natalie M

To see the three bridge, each of them so impressive in their own right, lined up together was simply amazing. Such an incredible vista which was absolutely worth the drive from Edinburgh.
And such a lovely little village at the foot of the Bridges. Couple of lovely Inns there if you want to stop and some great history too.

2. Forth Boat Tours

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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5 based on 569 reviews

Forth Boat Tours

A 90 minute Forth Bridges Cruise on the Firth of Forth depart from Hawes Pier at South Queensferry which is only a short distance from Scotland's bustling Capital City of Edinburgh. A boat trip aboard the Forth Belle is an ideal way to spend any morning or afternoon. Sit on the outside deck or in the heated observation lounge and listen to the guided commentary. Take in the magnificent views of the Forth Road Bridge and the world-famous, recently awared, World Heritage Forth Railway Bridge built in the Victorian era; the beautiful panoramas of the Edinburgh skyline to the south and the Kingdom of Fife to the north and the beautiful island of Inchcolm with its medieval abbey.

Reviewed By J4NOD - Morpeth, United Kingdom

This is just such a great tour and the commentary very interesting. The cream tea was a lovely surprise. sailed on Sat 17th Feb and we were lucky to have a nice sunny day. WE both said when next in Edinburgh we will do this trip again.
Oh yes....the CHEESE....When we boarded the boat, someone must have hidden a large quantity of gorgonzola cheese! The smell, phew! That or who ever left the boat prior to us boarding must have the record for the worlds smelliest feet.
Think some air fresh would have been welcomed.
All said, a great trip.

3. Xtreme Karting and Combat Edinburgh

2 Huly Hill Road | Edinburgh, Newbridge, Edinburgh EH28 8PH, Scotland +44 131 333 0195
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4.5 based on 350 reviews

Xtreme Karting and Combat Edinburgh

Experience the thrill of motorsport or combat at Xtreme Karting / Xtreme Combat in Edinburgh! Suitable for ages 8+ (please call for details of Karting or combat sessions available for your age group) we aim to ensure a fun and adrenaline packed experience! Xtreme Karting opened in January 2011 and was awarded the 5 star rating from Visit Scotland, classed as "exceptional", in March 2011! Feedback so far from customers has been fantastic as testified by our Tripadvisor reviews!The centre features a purposely designed customer lounge area, with large windows overlooking the whole track area, as well as a large 1st floor viewing gallery, both areas feature the latest in race timing displays, allowing spectators to watch all the action on the track in complete comfort. The professionally designed track is set within a 42,000 sq ft unit, and features the latest barrier protection systems to ensure the safety of drivers. The exciting track layout has been specially designed with hairpin bends, sweeping corners and long straights providing adrenalin packed racing for novices and seasoned experts! The track is tested to the limit by our high performance EVO 5 Karts, specially tuned to deliver blistering performance!e can offer an adrenalin packed race event, corporate meeting facilities, practice sessions, cadet parties, etc! Xtreme Combat launched in August 2012, allowing groups to come along to prebooked events and experience the fun and excitement of our urban combat arena. After equiping you with MP5 laser tag weapons, you will undertake a serious of fun Missions (examples include team elimination, top secret documents, bomb the base, VIP transfer, domination, last man standing etc) designed to ensure you experience a fun, adrenaline packed combat experience! Unlike paintball our weapons fire infr red beams that are incredibly accurate ensuring you use the red dot weapons sight fitted to each weapon, so no pain and no costly ammo refills!Our centre is located in Newbridge Edinburgh (just 500 yards from the Newbridge roundabout, Junction 1 on the M9) allowing easy access from across the whole of Central Scotland! Contact us for more details!

Reviewed By Darrensg5 - Stevenston, United Kingdom

We visited at the end of October 2017 for my Stag do of 9 people and a good few hours was had by all! The go Karting session ran smoothly and the staff were professional.
I booked a few months prior to the event and dealt mainly with Glen who had everything organised perfectly. The track was a decent size and the Go Karts were a lot faster than expected. The site was easy to find and everything ran smoothly. I would strongly recommend Xtreme Karting to anyone!

4. Pittencrieff Park

Bridge Street, Dunfermline, Scotland +44 1383 729881
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4.5 based on 563 reviews

Pittencrieff Park

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Heavy snow fall and a morning walk through the park with the snow laden trees quite stunning when the sun hits them . A lot of dog walkers out today and photographers with the same idea as me .I have my small bag of peanuts to attract the squirrels and robins . I was not disappointed

5. Inverkeithing Train Station Scotrail

Railway Station Boreland Road, Inverkeithing KY11 1NJ, Scotland
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Inverkeithing Train Station Scotrail

Reviewed By thetravellingmanUk - uk

Had a walk down to Inverkeithing train station from the centre of town with my daughter today whilst we were exploring the area.
Quite a nice little station, only two platforms, but serving many towns in Fife, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Haymarket, Edinburgh, and beyond.
Facilities include a ticket office, toilets, small shop with a serving hatch, bike racks and a waiting room. There are ticket machines for the purchase of tickets outwith hours.
One side of the platform to the other can be reached by a bridge over the railway line.
All in all, a nice little station with more facilities than some.

6. Aberdour Castle

Aberdour KY3 0SL, Scotland +44 1383 860519
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4.5 based on 198 reviews

Aberdour Castle

See the large and imposing suite of buildings from the 12th to the 17th century with the grand hall-house, thought to be the oldest standing stone castle in Scotland. There is also a delightful walled garden, with scented flowers and a beehive-shaped doocot, which overlooks the Forth. Take a guided tour in summer to see all around the castle including the painted ceiling in the east range, which is a precious survival from the early 17th century. Open all year. Winter Closed Thus and Fri.

Reviewed By Jon G - Norway

Aberdour Castle has some very nice rooms and some ruins that are just like umpteen other Scottish Castles, but has less of the history to go with it. The terraced garden and the dovecot are nice, as is the bowling green. Not terribly interesting, but definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

7. Maid of the Forth

Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh EH30 9TB, Scotland
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5 based on 549 reviews

Maid of the Forth

Forth Bridges and Inchcolm Island Sightseeing Boat trips. Departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, Edinburgh daily Easter to October

Reviewed By grebill - Edinburgh

Husband and I were delighted to have a lovely evening and also meeting some new lovely people
We had the supper too and as I’m Ceoliac they made a excellent supper for me too
Staff are really lovely and polite too
Would highly recommend this trip
Great fun
Great company
Great evening!

8. North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

Town Pier, North Queensferry, Scotland +44 7852 437384
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

Reviewed By fred_cameron - Comox, Canada

We were in North Queensferry mainly to see the Forth Bridge and to experience taking the newest road bridge ("Queensferry Crossing").
Wandering out towards the pier we came across the Harbour Light Tower. It is very small but quite charming.
It was a blustery day in mid-September and, with few other tourists around, we had the tower to ourselves for a few minutes.
It is probably not worth a visit to North Queensferry just for the tower. But if you are there for something else, you should check it out.
We found free on-street parking nearby. In peak season, parking could be a problem.

9. Outlandish Journeys - Day Tours

Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4EG, Scotland
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5 based on 67 reviews

Outlandish Journeys - Day Tours

We provide exclusive tours based on the Outlander series, by Diana Gabaldon. Follow in the footsteps of Jamie & Claire on your very own Outlandish Journey! You will be guided on your private tour by a Professional Genealogist and Historian, who has a special interest in Clan Histories and the wider history of (in our opinion!) the most beautiful country in the world.

Reviewed By PandaA1983 - Portland, Oregon

I contacted Steve over a year ago while researching our trip to Scotland. While I am an avid Outlander fan, my husband and our traveling companions are not. Steve was absolutely amazing in creating a tour that satisfied all of us! While throwing in a couple of other movie references as well. His knowledge of Scotland history and the stories he told on our journeys brought Scotland's history to life. Everything was fascinating and he was always ready to answer any question we had. Thank you Steve, for the best two days of our trip!!

10. The Friary Gardens

Queen Street, Inverkeithing, Scotland +44 7703 768723
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Friary Gardens

Reviewed By thetravellingmanUk - uk

I am quite sure that many people driving through the town of Inverkeithing are not even aware that these beautifully compact well kept Gardens exist, we certainly didn't!
However, there are many information boards dotted around the town of Inverkeithing pointing out places of interests, look for 'Friary Hospitium' and the Gardens are situated directly to the rear.
The community Gardens are looked after by volunteers, and we were surprised to see so much colour, and so many flowering plants during the month of February.
There is also a well, benches, a small children's play area, and vaulted cellars within the Gardens.
Although what we saw was beautiful, to us it looks like there is still work in progress to further improve the area.
Nice peaceful location, and well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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