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About South Queensferry
South Queensferry (or Queensferry) is a former Royal Burgh in West Lothian now part of the City of Edinburgh, Scotland in the United Kingdom.

South Queensferry is a pleasant place on the southern shore of the gaping Firth of Forth. The two huge bridges that traverse the Forth to Fife dominate the town.

Most visitors head to Edinburgh from here.

Dating back to the 12th century, Edinburgh's Old Town is where most of the major historic monuments and attractions are, many on or just off, the Royal Mile, the main road.

Edinburgh Castle dominates the City skyline from its vantage point high on an extinct volcano. The castle guards the Scottish Crown Jewels, the Great Hall has a striking arms and armour display. Don't miss the firing of the 1 o’clock Gun and St Margaret’s Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building.

Tours and tastings are available at the Scotch Whisky Experience on Castlehill.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official Scottish residence of Her Majesty The Queen.

In the New Town area, which dates back to the 18th century, you'll find The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The National Gallery of Scotland, the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Royal Scottish Academy.

For breathtaking views of Edinburgh, climb the 800 foot high Arthur's Seat (near Holyrood Palace).

Further afield, the Port of Leith is home to the Royal Yacht Britannia, a former private vessel to the royal family.

Edinburgh Zoo is situated 3 miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. Set in 82 acres of parkland, there are over 1,000 rare and endangered animals here.

Glasgow, a 45 minute train journey away is full of trendy bars, tons of shopping, great art and Victorian architecture.

Princes Street is the main shopping area, popular gifts include cashmere clothing and malt scotch.

Traditional dishes include 'haggis' and 'neeps and tatties'. There is a wide choice of restaurants serving venison, beef, lamb and seafood dishes, along with the usual fast food, Italian and Chinese establishments.
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Large cruise ships anchor in the River Forth and tenders take passengers to Hawes Pier in South Queensferry, which is 18km from Edinburgh. (Smaller ships dock at Leith Port).

There are usually plenty of taxis available at the pier.

The nearest train station is up the hill at Dalmeny Station.

Your cruise ship may offer shuttles into Edinburgh.

The nearest bus stop is about 10 minutes walk from the pier.

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