Friday, 12 July 2013

Boat Trip to Inchcolm Abbey

Lovely seal

Our boat Forth Bell

View from South Queensferry

While we were in Scotland during the spring holidays we did a day trip to Inchcolm Abbey with my father and two nephews, Liam and Jamie.

We drove to South Queensferry, where we left the car and walked to the boat landing, we went on the Forth Belle to Inchcolm Island which included a 1.5hours stopover. This is more than enough to see the remains of the abbey and enjoy the wildlife, but you have to bring a packed lunch along.

Over the Firth of Forth there is the road and railway bridges, you get to see both very closely and learn lots of information about them. During the construction of the railway bridge started in 1883 and took 7 years to complete, cost the life of 98 men and needed 58,000 tonnes of metal.

Inchcolm Abbey is a medieval abbey founded in the 12th century. During both WWI and WWII is was fortified with guns and bunkers, as near is the naval base of Rosyth.

Along with these attractions is the amazing wildlife which I already did a post about, we saw lots of lovely creatures.

Afterwards we stopped for coffee and scones before we drove back to Broughty Ferry, this a a great day trip to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. The waters seem to look peaceful in the pictures. It would be a nice time to go for a cruise if that is the tide. If you are in for an adventure, corryvreckan boat trips would really be awesome for you.