For anyone (like us) that has a bit of a thing for bridges there can probably no better place in the UK to visit than the Firth of Forth with its 3 bridges (all different examples) crossing the mighty waterway South Queensferry to North Queensferry (or vice versa depending which way you’re going!).
Remembering a time when it was just the rail and road bridge, and not having been there for a few years, in 2015 we had a pleasant surprise when we got our first glimpse of the construction work going on with the new Queensferry Crossing.
Fast forward 3 years and we drove across it for the first time. All the time though having stopped at several places around North Queensferry we’d always got OK views and photos of the bridges. But we always felt we wanted to do better.
Roll up Port Edgar Marina and South Queensferry which we stopped at for the first time this July. It may have been the weather (UK’s hottest ever day) but for the first time we came away with what we feel are our best efforts ever - certainly of the two road bridges.
What dawned on us is that these bridges are big, really big (bigger the better for us) but they also extend over a wide piece of waterfront too. Being on a bit of a timetable meant we couldn’t quite fit everything in however now we have our location sorted we’ll be back!
So great views but what about Port Edgar? It's a great place to recharge your batteries food and drink wise especially at "Down the Hatch" a North American themed diner where we had our first ever maple bacon doughnut (read more about that here) There are shops, a restaurant and most importantly if you're there as long as we were...toilets!
Oh and as a bonus you can get some nice views of the Royal Navy’s latest Carrier being built across at Rosyth and a nice little Common Tern colony too. What’s not to like?
A bigger gallery of our photos from the day can be found here> photography.