Picturesque South Queensferry is a beautiful waterfront town about 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The most noticeable (and photographed) feature here is the Forth Bridge, which is visible from most any point.

About four years ago, in the early stages of the construction of the new Forth road crossing, Mesolithic & Neolithic settlements were discovered at two sites beside the Forth estuary. A 64-page paper detailing the excavation can be downloaded here (PDF file).

You’ll find Edinburgh Road a bit narrow to navigate, but there’s ample of parking at the end of the street nearest to the bridge. You’ll enjoy a short but lovely stroll filled with colorful buildings, flowers, shops and plenty of places to pop in for a bite to eat. Don’t forget your umbrella, the weather changes quite quickly here!

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