Tourist Information in Edinburgh and The Lothians
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South Queensferry Town Information

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Sandwiched between the two bridges over the Firth of Forth, this interesting town acted as a royal link in the 11th century for Malcolm 111 and his Saxon wife, Queen Margaret.

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The Firth of Forth Bridges - Photo © Frederick Blake
The Firth of Forth Bridges -
Photo: Frederick Blake CCL

Hawes Inn - Photo © Stanley Howe
Hawes Inn - Photo: Stanley Howe CCL

They often used a ferry to cross the Firth as they travelled between Edinburgh Castle and their palace at Dunfermline.

The 17th century Hawes Inn is mentioned in Sir Walter Scott’s ‘The Antiquary. It is also where Robert Louis Stevenson’s hero David Balfour is tricked into boarding a ship in his 1886 novel ‘Kidnapped’.
The 12th century church of Dalmeny is one of the finest churches of its type in Britain.

Dalmeny Kirk - Photo © Richard Webb
Dalmeny Kirk - Photo: Richard Webb CCL