Edinburgh Outer Areas

Edinburgh outer areas stretch to the Firth of Forth in the north, to Musselburgh in the east, South Queensferry in the west and the Pentland Hills in the south 264 km² (102 sq miles) and a centuries of history. Castles, Stately Homes, Mansion Houses, Palaces, Monuments, Gardens, Hills, waterways, Lochs and Bridges. Forth Rail Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing 3 Bridges at the extreme west of Edinburgh.

  Edinburgh Outer Areas Forth Road Bridge South Queensferry  Edinburgh Outer Areas Forth Rail Bridge South Queensferry

 Edinburgh Outer Areas Queensferry Crossing South Queensferry

Outer Areas of Edinburgh stretch from South Queensferry is in the extreme west of the Edinburgh area, where Eastfield is in the extreme East. Cramond, Silverknowes, Granton, Newhaven, Leith, Portobello and Joppa are all coastal areas on the Firth of Forth, Cammo, Barnton,  Corstorphine, Saughton, Gorgie, Murrayfield, Ravelston, Stockbridge, Dean Village  Haymarket, Broughton, Craigmillar, Blackfords, Morningside, Craiglockhart, Oxgangs, Colinton. Marchmont, Grange, Gilmerton, Liberton, Craigmillar, Niddrie and Duddingston are areas around Edinburgh from West to South to east. The outer areas of Edinburgh are linked by bridges Dean Bridge, Stockbridge, Belford Bridge, Canonmills Bridge, Junction Bridge in fact there are over 30 bridges over the Water of Leith which winds its way from the shore in Leith to the Pentland Hills over 24 miles (38 Klm). Also from the Fountainbridge area in 1793 the Union canal starts and makes its way through the outer areas of Edinburgh and continues to the Falkirk Wheel Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk where the canal  joins the Forth and Clyde Canal west to Bowling where it flows into the River Clyde then the Irish Sea north east where at the Kelpies in The Helix park it flows into the River Carron and then the Firth of Forth. When the Union Canal was first joined with the Forth and Clyde Canal there was access from the east coast of Scotland to the west coast of Scotland for small ships carrying goods from as far away as the West Indies. Now you can take a barge from Edinburgh to the Firth of Clyde through wonderful scenic beauty. 

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