The Hawes by Tom Gomez

An Historic Scotland Category B Listed Building

The Hawes Inn, in South Queensferry, Scotland, dates back to the 17th century.

It was an inspiration for Edinburgh author Robert Louis Stevenson when in 1886, while staying in Room 13, he came up with the idea for his novel Kidnapped. The hero of the book (David Balfour) also stays at the inn.

Sir Walter Scott described the Hawes Inn in his novel The Antiquary.

The Inn sits almost directly under the Forth Bridge (you can see a commuter train on the elevated tracks top left of the picture) and was used as a hospital for the 160 plus workers injured while building the bridge.

The garden (at the back) has a large, old yew tree approximately 200 years old. It is one of the largest yews in Edinburgh with a diameter of 173cm.

The Hawes Inn is an Historic Scotland Category B Listed building. Ref 40354.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC


Related shots can be found at: Queensferry, Lowland Scotland and HDR.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    What a wonderful narrative dear Tom,I was totaly enthralled.Great shot.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine, the Hawes is actually the last building on the edge of town …

    – Tom Gomez

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    A wonderful capture!!

  • Thank you so much Lorilee …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65about 2 years ago

    What a fascinating story… and a great shot!

  • Thank you so much Thea …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 2 years ago

    Hawes been sleeping in my bed?
    Do they get many train drivers dropping in Tom?
    Superb artwork :o)

  • Hehe, only the off duty ones mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 2 years ago

    Excellent picture and history, Tom.

  • Thank you so much David …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Lovely image Tom, I love the reflections in the windows :o)x

  • Thank you kindly Josie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacabout 2 years ago

    Excellent capture Tom love the HDR processing!

  • Cheers Gerry …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraabout 2 years ago

    Very interesting information Tom and I love the train going over the head of the revelers down below…………………..terrific image………………………………….x

  • Thank you dear Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL. Sharp, well composed and nice colors.
    No much words needed Tom …GREAT!

  • Thank you John my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kevin Skinner
    Kevin Skinnerabout 2 years ago

    Cracking way you got the scale of the bridge in with the Hotel. Love the narration too!

  • Cheers Kevin …

    – Tom Gomez

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