kinghorn harbour

Driving along the Fife Coast in Scotland

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On the drive back home from the Tourism Fife Conference 2013, I decided to take the scenic route along the coast of southern Fife from Kinghorn to North Queensferry, before crossing the Forth Road Bridge.

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Kinghorn Harbour

Unfortunately, it was pretty misty when I arrived at Kinghorm Harbour, meaning that the usual views over to the southern banks of the Forth Estuary were obscured.

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Inchkeith Island in the Forth Estuary from Kinghorn Harbour

My next stop was in Burntisland. Although it was late February, it was mild and still enough to sit on a bench on the Prom for a few minuutes.

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Scenic rail route alongside Burntisland Prom

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Burntisland Beach at high tide

I had a stop at an elevated viewing point a couple of miles outside Aberdour.

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View acros the Forth Estuary towards the Pentland Hills

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Looking toward Aberdour & the Forth Rail Bridge

There wasn’t much beach exposed at Silver Sands beach in Aberdour.

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Silver Sands Beach in Aberdour

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Looking across the Forth Estuary from Silver Sands Beach in Aberdour

I had a quick stop at the Queensferry Hotel on the road down to North Queensferry as it has a  viewing point.

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Looking toward the Forth Rail Bridge from Queensferry Hotel

My final stop was in North Queensferry, which lies at the foot of the Forth Rail Bridge. You certainly appreciate the enormity of the Forth Rail Bridge when you stand under it.

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Standing under the Forth Rail Bridge in North Queensferry

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Forth Rail Bridge from North Queensferry

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North Queensferry with Forth Road Bridge in background

forth road bridge at dusk

Forth Road Bridge at dusk from North Queensferry

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my photo tour of the Fife coast.

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