Albert Hotel and the Forth Railway Bridge, North Queensferry
View of North Queensferry and the Forth Railway Bridge
View down the main street in North Queensferry
North Queensferry
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When in North Queensferry it's quite difficult not to notice the big bridge. It's just there, no matter which way you look. In fact, there are two big bridges: the older and more attractive red iron railway bridge (one of the wonders of the Victorian world, no doubt), and the more modern road bridge. A third bridge is under construction, so soon there will be three big bridges, and you'll be able to say to your children, 'Kids, let's go and see the three big bridges,' and they will reply, 'Yeeehhhhh!!'. It is the Victorian railway bridge that is nearer North Queensferry, and in places it literally hangs over the town. You should be aware of this, because it can come as something of a shock to hear a great rumbling noise and look up to see a train passing overhead. So great is the rumbling that if I lived in some parts of North Queensferry every waking moment would be spent worrying about trains landing on my head.
North Queensferry is quite different to Queensferry, which sits on the opposite side of the Firth of Forth. It is smaller, and so has less in the way of facilities, but it is without question a more appealing place to be. The streets are steep and curvy, and in each little winding lane there will be something to read, look at and absorb. It's the sort of place where no sooner have you arrived than you find yourself scampering around like an excited child wanting to see everything all at once. And to get there you may even take a train that will pass over that very bridge, and gaze down upon those magical streets.
ALBERT HOTEL AND FORTH BRIDGE
VIEW OF NORTH QUEENSFERRY
MAIN ST., NORTH QUEENSFERRY
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How to
GET THERE
You can get a train to North Queensferry from Edinburgh. The train will pass over the Victorian Forth Railway Bridge, with views to the town below.
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