Rosebery Hall, South Queensferry

Rosebery Hall, South Queensferry, Scotland

This evening, I am staying at South Queensferry, near Edinburgh in readiness for commencement of a round Scotland tour commencing tomorrow.

Key facts concerning South Queensferry:

  • Named after St Margaret, an 11th century Queen who used the town for the ferry crossing across the Firth of Forth between residences in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.
  • The towns narrow main street is lined with pleasant old buildings including a row of two tiered shops.
  • The Hawes Inn (see image below) featured in R.L.Stevenson’s Kidnapped.
  • The town sits on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth ( estuary or bay) and is dominated by two huge bridges which span the Forth at its most narrow crossing point: the Forth Rail Bridge (1890) and Forth road Bridge (1964). The latter is to be replaced by yet another road bridge.

Overall, a fascinating and quaint small town which is worthy of a visit.

Black Castle, South Queensferry

Black Castle, South Queensferry, Scotland

Episcopalian Church, South Queensferry

Episcopalian Church, South Queensferry, Scotland

Street View, South Queensferry

Street View, South Queensferry, Scotland

Ferry Tap, South Queensferry

Ferry Tap, South Queensferry, Scotland

Quaint House, South Queensferry

Quaint House, South Queensferry, Scotland

Hawes Inn, South Queensferry

Hawes Inn, South Queensferry, Scotland

Colourful Private Garden, South Queensferry

Colourful Private Garden, South Queensferry, Scotland

Plewlands House, South Queensferry

Plewlands House, South Queensferry, Scotland

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