Queensferry? Why Queensferry?

Looking south towards three magnificent bridges, consider the names of the villages on either side of the water. North Queensferry and South Queensferry. Ever wondered where the name comes from? A bit easier than arguments surrounding the origin of the name Dunfermline, these are literal. 

Queen Margaret introduced a ferry crossing between these two points and offered it free to pilgrims as they travelled north through Fife to visit relics of St Andrew. 

The latest bridge with its three tall cable-tied towers opened in 2017 carries the name Queensferry Crossing and other recent residents in Rosyth Dockyard continue the royal connection of the Firth. The Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers Queen Elizabeth II and Prince of Wales were built there, each one costing twice the cost of the bridge! 

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