Edinburgh to the Forth Road Bridge

Route Details

  • From - to: Haymarket Train Station, Edinburgh to North Queensferry
  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Type: Mixture of quiet roads and traffic-free paths
  • Access: Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh Haymarket, South Gyle, Dalmeny and North Queensferry train stations
  • Surface: Tarmac
National Cycle Network route number: Route 1

 

Route Description

This route takes you from the beautiful city of Edinburgh and its many architectural delights to South Queensferry and then across the impressive Forth Road Bridge. When opened, on 4 September 1964 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Forth Road Bridge was the largest suspension bridge in Europe. You can cross the bridge in perfect safety using the pedestrian and cycle paths which run on either side of the bridge and enjoy the magnificent views across the Firth of Forth. The route also provides excellent views of the imposing Forth Rail Bridge to the east, the world's first major steel bridge still regarded as great feat of engineering.

Leaving Haymarket in central Edinburgh, the route follows a railway path to the north west, passing close to Lauriston Castle. You can then either continue along National Route 1 along a mixture of cycle tracks and quiet roads to Dalmeny, or take National Route 76 along the coastline of the Firth of Forth. National Route 76 rejoins National Route 1 at South Queensferry to cross the bridge. From here, you could continue to into North Queensferry on road where you can visit Deep Sea World and take a train back to Edinburgh.

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This route takes you from the beautiful city of Edinburgh and its many architectural delights to South Queensferry and then across the impressive Forth Road Bridge.

Latitude: 
55.98532318702807
Longitude: 
-3.3089451396484737
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This route takes you from the beautiful city of Edinburgh and its many architectural delights to South Queensferry and then across the impressive Forth Road Bridge.

This route takes you from the beautiful city of Edinburgh and its many architectural delights to South Queensferry and then across the impressive Forth Road Bridge.