Right in the cobbled heart of historic South Queensferry, it is at its best in summer, when decking and an outdoor terrace offer al fresco dining with great views over the firth .
The port, once famous for shipbuilding, had a sizeable whaling fleet, and operated a ferry across the firth to Granton until 1939.
Overlooking the firth of Clyde, the castle's central defensive keep was built in about 1200, with the rest of the castle constructed around it in 1580.
He is a likeable chap and as much a well-loved local icon as Inverness Castle and the nearby firth 's dolphins.
Enjoying spectacular views across the firth , it was refashioned in 1916 for the admiralty and enjoyed the patronage of successive generations of the royal family until the late 1980s.
In Andrew's day they had drifted up and down the firth lifting nets dripping with moonlight and herring.
But the lights of the killer fleet still glittered in the firth .
It is often difficult to see, and certainly less noticeable than the oil rigs in the firth .
If you must travel across the firth then use the Kincardine Bridge or go round on the M9.
The project would be in addition to the new £89m road crossing already planned 14 miles upstream in the upper firth to take pressure off the existing bridge.