The Forth Bridges, Queensferry

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The spectacular original Forth Bridge has long been an icon of Scotland, carrying the mainline railway across the Firth of Forth. It was joined by the road bridge in 1964 - now only used by buses, taxis, cyclists and walkers - and then the striking Queensferry Crossing completed in 2017. This walk - which crosses the footway on the road bridge - offers great views of the Forth as well as the bridges. The route is linear but starts and finishes at the rail stations on either side of the Firth; there are regular services so you can return to the start by taking a train over the Rail Bridge. Note that the bridge is closed to walkers at times of high wind.


Pavements and cycle paths; some flights of steps.

Public Transport

Train to Dalmeny station; return train from North Queensferry.


Dalmeny Rail station. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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