A fine selection of hotels, B&Bs, inns, lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns, apartments, holiday cottages, etc in and around Edinburgh.
Sponsorsed Advertisement

Forth Railway Bridge, Edinburgh


  • Located in Queensferry, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland
  • A 1.5 miles (2.5 km) long cantilever, railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland
  • Built between 1883 and 1890
  • At its peak, 4,600 workers were used to build the bridge using 55,000 tons of steel and over eight million rivets
  • It is now believed that nearly one hundred people lost their lives during the build
  • The commonly held belief that contractors have to start painting the bridge immediately having finished is incorrect
  • It is expected that the existing coat of paint will last twenty years!

External Links
None
Forth Railway Bridge, Edinburgh


Local Map

Explore Forth Railway Bridge, Edinburgh through our Explore The UK map or discover it yourself using


Photo Gallery



Local Attractions  [See more Attractions]

Blackness Castle

Located in Blackness, Falkirk, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 4.9 miles away.

Used in Franco Zeffirelli's version of Hamlet. Blackness Castle was begun in 1445 and served as a fortress and prison. Despite being one of the most technologically advanced castles of its time, Blackness fell to Oliver...

What's near here?  

Dunfermline Abbey

Located in Dunfermline, Fife, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 5.4 miles away.

Founded in 1128 by King David I of Scotland. Dunfermline Abbey was partially destroyed during the Scottish Reformation. Next to the Abbey is the ruin of Dunfermline Palace, a residence for Scottish monarchs. Dunfermline,...

What's near here?  

Edinburgh Castle

Located in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 8.2 miles away.

One of Scotland's top tourist attractions. Built on the basalt plug of an extinct volcano. Edinburgh Castle domintaes the city. The castle houses the oldest building in Edinburgh, St Margaret's Chapel. Home to the Edinbu...

What's near here?  


Local Accommodation  [See more Accommodation]

Orocco Pier, South Queensferry
© Owner
Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 17; Rates: 79 - 139 Per Night

Boutique bedrooms and 3 levels of outside decking make the most of Orocco Piers waterside setting Historic South Queensferry is 7 miles 11 3 km from Edinburgh city centre...

What's near here?   Streetview

Hawthorne House, South Queensferry
© Owner
Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 5; Rates: 30 - 100 Per Night

A family-owned house situated in the heart of the historic burgh of South Queensferry Ideally situated for Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Forth Road Bridge that opens up the road...

What's near here?   Streetview

The Queensferry Hotel, North Queensferry
© Owner
Star Rating

Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 77; Rates: 40 - 200 Per Night

Situated in a stunning location, on the North banks of the Firth of Forth, this friendly 3-star hotel enjoys some spectacular panoramic views across the Firth and iconic Forth bridges...

What's near here?   Streetview