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South Queensferry
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South Queensferry

South Queensferry is a small town located in the historic county of West Lothian, Scotland. It is situated on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, approximately 10 miles west of Edinburgh. The town has a population of around 8,000 people and is a popular tourist destination due to its proximity to the iconic Forth Bridge.

The town has a long and rich history. It is mentioned in the 11th century Life of St. Margaret of Scotland, which tells of the saint visiting the area. The town was also the site of a ferry crossing which was used to transport goods and people between Edinburgh and Fife. This ferry service was in operation until the construction of the Forth Bridge in 1890.

South Queensferry is a picturesque town with many attractions. It is home to the world-famous Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an iconic symbol of Scotland. The town also boasts a number of historical buildings, such as the 16th century Hopetoun House, the 12th century St Mary’s Episcopal Church, and the 15th century Dalmeny House.

The town is also home to a number of festivals and events, such as the South Queensferry Festival which is held annually in August. The festival celebrates the history and culture of the town and includes a variety of activities such as live music, street theatre, and traditional dancing.

South Queensferry is a charming and historic town with plenty to offer visitors. With its stunning views of the Forth Bridge and its rich history, it is a great place to explore and experience Scotland’s past.

Excursion tips for a day in South Queensferry

As a tourist in South Queensferry, Great Britain, there are a number of activities that can be enjoyed in a single day. These include:

1. Taking a stroll along the South Queensferry High Street, which is filled with independent shops and cafes.

2. Visiting the Hawes Pier, which offers stunning views of the Firth of Forth.

3. Exploring the ruins of the 13th century St Mary's Kirk.

4. Enjoying a boat trip on the Firth of Forth to view the famous Forth Bridges.

5. Visiting the Deep Sea World aquarium, which houses a variety of sea life.

6. Exploring the picturesque Dalmeny Estate, which is home to some of Scotland's most beautiful gardens.

7. Taking a walk along the shoreline of the Firth of Forth, which is a great spot for bird watching.

8. Visiting the Hopetoun House, a stunning 17th century country house.

9. Enjoying a meal at one of the many pubs and restaurants in the area.

10. Taking a tour of the nearby Inchcolm Abbey, a 12th century monastery.

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The climate in South Queensferry

South Queensferry in Great Britain experiences a temperate climate with mild temperatures over the four seasons. In spring, temperatures range from 6-13°C, with frequent rainfall. Summer temperatures range from 13-20°C, with occasional showers. Autumn is mild, with temperatures ranging from 7-13°C and frequent rainfall. Winter temperatures range from 3-7°C, with occasional snowfall. In general, South Queensferry experiences mild temperatures and frequent rainfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for South Queensferry

Our weather forecast for South Queensferry helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 14.8 °C
16.9 m/s
37.1 m/s
95.8 %
21.8 m
75.9 %
1,005 hPa
04:57:09
21:41:53
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 10.7 °C
22.7 m/s
46.1 m/s
65.3 %
24.1 m
71.0 %
1,007 hPa
04:58:48
21:40:18
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 14.3 °C
min: 10.9 °C
13.3 m/s
27.0 m/s
86.1 %
23.5 m
89.3 %
1,010 hPa
05:00:29
21:38:40
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 10.8 °C
7.2 m/s
16.4 m/s
81.4 %
20.6 m
81.7 %
1,016 hPa
05:02:12
21:37:00
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 19.7 °C
min: 7.7 °C
14.8 m/s
24.1 m/s
37.4 %
24.1 m
75.4 %
1,022 hPa
05:03:55
21:35:17
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 11.1 °C
25.2 m/s
46.4 m/s
94.1 %
22.9 m
83.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:05:40
21:33:32
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 16.3 °C
min: 9.2 °C
20.5 m/s
37.8 m/s
96.4 %
24.1 m
76.5 %
1,014 hPa
05:07:27
21:31:44
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 10.1 °C
14.0 m/s
27.7 m/s
95.3 %
21.8 m
90.0 %
1,014 hPa
05:09:14
21:29:54
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 18.2 °C
min: 12.3 °C
24.8 m/s
44.3 m/s
82.5 %
15.9 m
90.3 %
1,006 hPa
05:11:03
21:28:02
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 11.3 °C
22.7 m/s
41.6 m/s
77.4 %
24.1 m
71.3 %
1,013 hPa
05:12:52
21:26:08
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 12.5 °C
9.0 m/s
17.3 m/s
88.3 %
23.5 m
86.9 %
1,012 hPa
05:14:42
21:24:12
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 18.8 °C
min: 11.3 °C
14.0 m/s
26.6 m/s
81.3 %
23.7 m
82.7 %
1,020 hPa
05:16:33
21:22:14
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 10 °C
24.8 m/s
34.2 m/s
69.6 %
24.1 m
78.6 %
1,020 hPa
05:18:25
21:20:13
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 13.2 °C
18.4 m/s
42.1 m/s
99.9 %
24.1 m
89.1 %
1,016 hPa
05:20:18
21:18:11

Cruises to South Queensferry

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Scheduled ship calls in South Queensferry, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Costa Favolosa 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 1st 2024 Sunday, 1st of Sep. 2024 Queen Mary 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Costa Favolosa 09:00 am 12:00 am DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 Costa Favolosa 12:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Star 07:00 am 06:00 pm
May 7th 2025 Wednesday, 7th of May 2025 MS Volendam 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 29th 2025 Thursday, 29th of May 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 10:00 am 11:00 pm
Jun. 3rd 2025 Tuesday, 3rd of Jun. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 26th 2025 Thursday, 26th of Jun. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 09:00 am 11:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Jul. 2025 MS Rotterdam 09:00 am 11:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2025 Tuesday, 26th of Aug. 2025 MS Nieuw Statendam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2025 Wednesday, 24th of Sep. 2025 Queen Mary 2 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 11th 2026 Monday, 11th of May 2026 MSC Virtuosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
May 18th 2026 Monday, 18th of May 2026 MSC Virtuosa 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jun. 11th 2026 Thursday, 11th of Jun. 2026 Queen Anne 08:00 am 06:00 pm

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