Northcraig Cottage Bed & Breakfast

North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland


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Are you working for a company in West Fife?

Rosyth Dockyard

The New Forth Crossing.

We are conveniently situated for companies in:

Donibristle Business, Park, Dalgety Bay

Hillend Business Park, Dalgety Bay

Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline

Northcraig Cottage is a comfortable and friendly "home-from-home".



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River Forth with the Forth road bridges

Welcome to our B and B in North Queensferry - this is part of the view from your room

Northcraig Cottage B & B in the beautiful village of North Queensferry

Our family home has stunning views from all guest rooms of the Firth of Forth river and the Forth Road Bridges. You'll definitely enjoy your stay in this bed and breakfast in North Queensferry. The rooms are attractively furnished, there's off-road parking, wireless internet and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere in the house.

Northcraig Cottage B&B sign

Northcraig Cottage bed and breakfast in North Queensferry is open all year.


Edinburgh Airport

20 minutes drive


Newcastle Ferries

2 1/2 hours drive


M90 Motorway

5 minutes drive


Train Station

10 minutes walk

North Queensferry is ideally situated for visiting Edinburgh

only 12 miles from the city centre with frequent, direct services by train or bus.

Edinburgh airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car or bus There is a shuttle service taking you directly to the airport from Ferrytoll Park and Ride, Inverkeithing.

The Forth Rail Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge viewed from the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry

The Forth Rail Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge viewed from the now discontinued Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry.


It's about a 2 1/2 hours drive to Newcastle for the ferries to continental Europe.

The North Queensferry train station, with frequent services to Edinburgh, Perth, St. Andrews, Dundee, Aberdeen is a 10 minutes walk. The stop for the bus to Dunfermline and connections to Edinburgh is only 100 yards from our home.

Wherever you are planning to visit in Scotland, North Queensferry is a perfect place to start or finish your journey or for day-excursions.The M90 motorway is one mile from us and provides a quick route to St. Andrews, Perth, The Highlands, Dundee, Aberdeen and in the opposite direction, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The History of North Queensferry

Scotland has deep and fascinating history, North Queensferry is no exception, this is a very historic village. Everywhere you look are reminders of earlier days. There are many interesting things to see in addition to the impressive structure which dominates, the magnificent Forth Rail Bridge. 

The Forth Rail Bridge viewed from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry

The Forth Rail Bridge viewed from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry

North Queensferry Pubs and Restaurants

The Ferrybridge Hotel, North Queensferry is a popular local pub and restaurant, which serves good value food. A few yards up the road is the Wee Restaurant, North Queensferry well known for fine dining. Then you come to the Albert Hotel, North Queensferry , it has a pleasant bar area and also serves food. Further out, near the Forth Road Bridge is the Queensferry Hotel, which has a restaurant with a panoramic view of the River Forth and the Road Bridge. There is also a cafe within Deep Sea World - five minutes walk from our house.

Deep Sea World sign, North Queensferry, Fife, Scotland

Deep Sea World, Scotland's national aquarium, located just a 5 minute walk from Northcraig Cottage bnb, North Queensferry - interesting for all the family, whatever the weather.

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Culture, music, people, products, industries, inventions

Scotland's famous people and ideas include: Robert (Rabbie) Burns, Charles Darwin, golf, haggis, whisky, banking, engineering, insurance, scientific & medical research, anaesthetics, animal cloning, insulin, Mackintosh waterproof coats, penicillin, pneumatic tyres, radar, tarmacadam, the telephone, television, the Dewar (or vacuum) flask...

Rugby at Murrayfield stadium

Murrayfield, the home of Scottish rugby is an 18 minute walk from Haymarket Railway station, Edinburgh; by train, this is only three stops from North Queensferry. Murrayfield hosts the 6 Nations matches - Scotland v England, Scotland v France; the Heineken Cup and the Edinburgh 7's.

Railway Enthusiasts

We are the prime Forth Railway b and b, the perfect location to view the Forth Railway Bridge. A particularly magnificent sight was in May 19, 2008 when the Scottish Railway Preservation Society organised steam train excursions from Edinburgh Waverly station across the bridge and north to the Fife Circle route through Aberdour, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline. Loco No. 61994, 'The Great Marquess' was the engine.

Cyclists and Bikers

Cyclists and motorcycle riders are welcome. We have had many cyclists and bikers stay with us - this is a biker-friendly b&b (we've toured ourselves on motorbikes). Scotland is full of scenic routes and places to explore on two wheels. If you are planning to head up North Scotland or a John O' Groats to Lands End ride, this is a nice b&b to break the journey.

Scottish Castles

Castles, more castles and even more castles - if you want to see castles, Scotland is the right place! Start with Edinburgh castle or just across the Forth of Firth, Blackness Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots was once imprisoned. If that's not enough, a short drive away are Stirling castle and the nearby Wallace Monument, a tribute to William Wallace the Scots rebel, about whom the film Braveheart was made.

Scottish Music Festivals & Ceilidhs

Visit a Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lea) to enjoy an evening of Scottish traditional music and dancing. You can hear Celtic pipe, fiddle and drum music at the many music festivals and quite often just in the streets. The sound of the bagpipes is a common in Scottish towns.


Traditional Scottish food - simple ingredients making dishes with a very distinctive flavour.


Arbroath Smokie - a wood-smoked haddock produced in small smoke-houses in the East coast fishing town of Arbroath.


Demonstration of traditional fish-smoking at the Farmers' Market Dunfermline
Demonstration of traditional fish-smoking at the Farmers' Market Dunfermline


An biscuit of coarse oat flour baked on a griddle, good with cheese and other savouries.

Scottish Beef and Venison
Aberdeen-Angus beef is renowned around the world as the best there is. Venison is supplied by Highland Estates and specialist farms.

Scotch Broth

Soup, made with mutton, carrots, peas, leeks, cabbage, turnips.

Scottish Salmon
Wild salmon, farmed salmon and smoked salmon - enjoy eating some of the finest salmon in the world. If you are an angler, look into catching your own salmon or trout. The River Spey and River Tweed are famous places to fish.

Haggis - the famous and mysterious Scottish speciality.

Robert Burns wrote about haggis:

Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudden race!

It is made from sheep's offal minced, mixed with beef suet and oatmeal and sewn into a sheep's stomach. Despite what you might think, it's delicious!

Scotch Pies
A small round crusty pastry pie filled with minced mutton meat.

Made of boiled oatmeal and served with milk, sugar and salt. With a bowl of hot porridge in your belly, you won't be hungry for a long time!

A tasty potato and meat dish which uses up left-overs.

Sea food
Mussels, scallops, shrimp, lobster and crabs. 


Wedding Parties - Accommodation for Wedding Guests

There are some romantic venues in the local area which are popular for wedding ceremonies and receptions - Dundas Castle, Hopetoun House and the Dalmeny Estate, all just across the water in South Queensferry. We have often had the friends, family and guests of the couple getting married stay with us.


Scotland's famous drink - there are at least 126 Single Malts and 38 blended Scotch Whiskies the produce of over 125 distilleries in the Speyside, Highland, Islay, Campbeltown, Lowland and Island regions. Famous whiskies include Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, Islay, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Talisker, Tobermory, Tomintoul.

Kayakers on the beach in front of Northcraig Cottage B&B

Kayakers on the beach in front of our B&B


This is a good area for sailing. You'll see dinghies and yachts of all sizes. There is a Marina at Port Edgar on the other side of the water from us and a sailing club at Dalgety Bay. If you need a b&b for port Edgar - we are a good choice. During the summer some luxury cruise liners visit here and either dock at the port of Rosyth or stop just before the Forth Rail Bridge for passengers to admire the famous symbol of Scottish Engineering achievement.

Working in Fife?

Are you involved in the construction or maintenance projects for the bridges, or at the Rosyth Dockyard. We offer special long-term rates and a cosy home-from-home.


Scotland has 552 golf courses. Golf has been played at St Andrews Links for over 600 years. The British Open Championship, the oldest and most famous golf tournament in the world, in 2009 was at Turnberry, Ayrshire. Northcraig cottage b&b is a good place to stay for the Saint Andrews British Open.


The year in Scotland ends on Hogmanay and is celebrated in Edinburgh with a huge street party occupying the length of Princes Street. There are live bands, dancing in the street and a dramatic fireworks display above Edinburgh Castle to welcome in the New Year as the crowd sings Auld Lang Syne.

Walking Holidays - Fife Coastal Footpath

Scotland has all a walker could want - rolling hills, beautiful views, mountains and a dramatic coastline. You can enjoy an invigorating stroll beginning right outside Northcraig Cottage, because it is situated at the original starting point for the Fife Coastal Footpath. This route passes through Carlingnose Wildlife Sanctuary, from which there are wonderful views of both North Queensferry village and the Forth Rail Bridge, and then on along the Fife coastline all the way to St. Andrews. You can follow the trail through scenic countryside along the coast to Aberdour, Pittenween, Elie and the other quaint fishing villages of this county. Further on the route passes through the East Neuk of Fife, St. Andrews and on to the River Tay. If you are going on a day hike, I can supply a packed lunch for you take with you.

Places to Visit and Things to do

Click on the picture below to see a slideshow of North Queensferry village, the surrounding Fife countryside and Edinburgh.

Forth Rail Bridge viewed from Town Pier, North Queensferry, Fife

The Forth Rail Bridge viewed from the Town Pier North Queensferry

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Mrs Elisabeth Seviour
Northcraig Cottage B&B

Battery Road
North Queensferry
Fife, KY11 1JZ
Scotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1383 412299

Mobile:  07562 358222



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 Northcraig Cottage bed and breakfast north queensferry is ideally located for:

The Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe


Knockhill motor racing circuit


Edinburgh Tattoo


Royal St. Andrews Golf Course

North Berwick Golf Course

Muirfield Golf Course

Carnoustie Golf Course

Gleneagles Golf Course






Walking  holidays


The Fife Coastal Footpath


Shopping in Edinburgh




We have WiFi internet access







A photo gallery of Fife towns and countryside




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