North Queensferry pier

4 July 2007

The village of North Queensferry, on the north bank of the Forth between the two Forth bridges, takes its name from the 11th century Queen Margaret who is said to have used the ferry crossing there. The village was the site of a ferry for many centuries. Its importance diminished with the construction of the Forth rail bridge in 1890, but ferry traffic increased again as road transport grew in popularity. The ferry service finally closed with the opening of the Forth road bridge in 1964.

The Town Pier was the main ferry terminus for many years. It was built by John Rennie between 1810 and 1813, and later extended by Thomas Telford. Today it is a Grade A listed structure. The pier offers fantastic views of both Forth bridges.

By browsing this site, you agree to its use of cookies. More information. OK