South Queensferry: A Town to The West of Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland

South Queensferry is a town to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland, lying on the shore of the Firth of Forth between the Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing.



Five interesting facts about South Queensferry:


  • The town derives its name from the ferry service established by Queen Margaret (1045–1093) in the 11th century.
  • In July 2015, UNESCO inscribed the Forth Bridge, built in the 1800s to transport rail passengers across the Forth Estuary, as the sixth World Heritage site in Scotland.
  • The Forth Road Bridge, built in 1958–1964, was the fourth longest in the world and the longest outside the United States when it opened.
  • The oldest building in the town is St Mary's church, which dates from 1441.
  • On the first Friday in August, a resident of Queensferry is chosen as the Burry Man.

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The Loan street, South Queensferry, Scotland

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B924 street, South Queensferry, Scotland

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Bella Vista Italian restaurant, South Queensferry

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B924 street, South Queensferry, Scotland

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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The Forth Bridge, South Queensferry

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South Queensferry seen from the Forth Road Bridge

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Flag of Scotland, South Queensferry, Scotland

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The Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry



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