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Arriving at South Queensferry

Ship moored under the bridgeYour cruise destination will probably show Edinburgh (South Queensferry).

Ships using South Queensferry anchor in the shadow of the world famous Forth Bridge, a guaranteed spectacle for photographers.

Passengers go ashore by tender vessel, a 10 minute journey under the spans of the bridge as the frequent train services run to and fro.

On arrival at the Hawes Pier, visitors will find a warm Scottish welcome, and information provided by our welcome guides.

For those visitors pre-booked on a ship based excursion, including pre-booked shuttle buses to Edinburgh, you should turn right at the top of the pier, where you will see fleets of buses waiting to take you on your way. You will have been given clear instructions on board, before disembarking.

For the independent traveller, you have many options.

On the left at the top of the pier you will find shuttle buses running into Edinburgh city centre. Close by there will be a queue of black taxi cabs who can take you to which ever destination you choose.

You can also take the train into Edinburgh – ask the welcome team for directions and prices or check online.

The welcome team will give you lots of ideas about other places to visit locally – the lovely village of South Queensferry is a few hundred metres to your right, with small shops and restaurants. Local guided walks may be available.

The Queen’s Ferry was so named because it brought the Queen from Dunfermline, the ancient Capital of Scotland to Edinburgh. You can visit Dunfermline (7 miles) by taxi or by train.