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Top 10 Forth Bridge Viewpoints

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Best Viewpoints

The Forth Bridges

Keep your eyes peeled and get your cameras to the ready for our top ten viewpoints of the bridges. Many correspond with the Forth Bridges Trail and each viewpoint offers something a little different. All are epic in their own way. And you'll get some fantastic photos!

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Hawes Pier

South Queensferry

Forth Bridges Trail Sign
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Great for joining a boat cruise to see under the bridges - it gives a very different perspective.

Parking | Hawes Pier Car Park, EH30 9JY

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High Street

South Queensferry

High St Forth Bridges Trail Sign
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Take a look at the 'upstairs / downstairs' shops with the pavement above.

Parking | Limited parking by the museum, EH30 9HP

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The Binks

South Queensferry

Forth Bridges Trail Sign
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Good spot for a picnic with views of the three bridges.

Parking | Binks Car Park, EH30 9XW

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Port Edgar Marina

South Queensferry

Port Edgar Marina Bridges Trail Sign
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View of the marina and under the Forth Road Bridge.

Parking | Park at Port Edgar Marina, EH30 9SQ

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Forth Bridges Viewpoint

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Panoramic views of the three bridges. Best for walking over the Forth Road Bridge.

Parking | Forth Bridges Viewpoint, EH30 9QU

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South Tower

East Walkway | Forth Road Bridge

East Walkway South Tower Bridges Trail Sign
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Stunning views to the Forth Bridge and river below.

Parking | Forth Bridges Viewpoint, EH30 9QU or Ferry Toll, KY11 1LN

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Railway Pier

North Queensferry

Railway Pier Forth Bridges Trail Sign
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Peaceful spot to admire the Forth Bridge to the east and road bridges to the west.

Parking | Park by the gate to the boat club, KY11 1HW

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Town Pier

North Queensferry

Town Pier by North Queensferry Pierhead Museum & Light Tower
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See the contrast in scale between the smallest working light tower and the Forth Bridge.

Parking | Main St, KY11 1JG or Battery Road Car Park, KY11 1JZ

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Battery Road

North Queensferry

Battery Road Forth Bridges Trail Sign
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Practically under the magnificent steel structure of the Forth Bridge with amazing views of sunsets over the road bridges.

Parking | Battery Road Carpark, KY11 1JZ

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Carlingnose Point Nature Reserve

North Queensferry

Carlingnose Point Nature Reserve
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Fife Coastal Path and Fife Pilgrim Way – enjoy views of the Forth Bridge through the plentiful gorse in spring.

Parking | North Queensferry Station, KY11 1JH or Main Street, KY11 1JG

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