We had a lovely lunch out at the atmospheric 17th century Hawes Inn at South Queensferry today, a former coaching inn which is tucked under one end of the Forth Bridge.
As well as the cosy ambiance in such historical surroundings, I was intrigued with the eating area next to ours: The Robert Louis Stevenson Room. The famous Scottish author evidently stayed here in the 1880s where he seemingly wrote part of Kidnapped, even mentioning the Hawes Inn in the story.
Of course, I immediately went to look at all the pictures and information on the walls while waiting for my lunch and took a photo of the view from the window as seen today. Sir Walter Scott also knew the inn, referring to it in his ‘Antiquary’. I particularly liked the drawings depicting Stevenson’s story Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and I could easily imagine the author sitting at one of the tables in the 19th century.
Don't you love a day out which is also very interesting for a writer!