Best bridges in Edinburgh

Check out the top bridges in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Queensferry
1. Queensferry
host-0host-1host-2
52 local reviews
Queensferry, Queensferry
LocalityPolitical
Bettina
South Queensferry is a quaint little town just outside of Edinburgh there are several sightseeing opportunitie…
Katie
Only 10/15 minutes on the train from Haymarket or 30 minutes by bus, this littile village sits right on the…
Kellie
Walk through the town or visit one of the cafés and restaurants which line the main street to admire the Forth…
1. Queensferry
1. Queensferry
host-0host-1host-2
52 local reviews
Queensferry, Queensferry
Bettina
Bettina
South Queensferry is a quaint little town just outside of Edinburgh there are several sightseeing opportunities around the area of which the…
Katie
Katie
Only 10/15 minutes on the train from Haymarket or 30 minutes by bus, this littile village sits right on the water between the Forth Road…
Kellie
Kellie
Walk through the town or visit one of the cafés and restaurants which line the main street to admire the Forth Bridges that cross over to…
2. Forth Bridge
2. Forth Bridge
host-0host-1host-2
22 local reviews
Forth Bridge
Point of interestEstablishment
Mairi Anne
The famous red Forth (rail) Bridge is an amazing engineering feat extending 1.5 miles across the Firth of…
Adrianna And Adam
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9…
Elaine
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny takes 15mins. Or 20mins drive. The oldest cantilever bridge in the world. A…
2. Forth Bridge
2. Forth Bridge
host-0host-1host-2
22 local reviews
Forth Bridge
Mairi Anne
Mairi Anne
The famous red Forth (rail) Bridge is an amazing engineering feat extending 1.5 miles across the Firth of Forth between Edinburgh and Fife…
Adrianna And Adam
Adrianna And Adam
The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over across the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City…
Elaine
Elaine
Train from Edinburgh to Dalmeny takes 15mins. Or 20mins drive. The oldest cantilever bridge in the world. A wonderful sight, lovely beach…
3. Arthur's Seat
3. Arthur's Seat
host-0host-1host-2
977 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Natural featureEstablishment
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Katy
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is…
Nils
Best views of Edinburgh and Beyond! Bus number 29 will take you into the city and you will want to get off on…
3. Arthur's Seat
3. Arthur's Seat
host-0host-1host-2
977 local reviews
Arthur's Seat
Adrian
Adrian
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Katy
Katy
Arthurs Seat and Salisbury Crags are natural rock formations in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. The park is probably the most astonishing urban…
Nils
Nils
Best views of Edinburgh and Beyond! Bus number 29 will take you into the city and you will want to get off on the North Bridge. From here…
4. Dean Village
4. Dean Village
host-0host-1host-2
108 local reviews
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Ruaridh
Picturesque Dean Village is an oasis of tranquility just a few minutes walk from the city centre. It once had…
Margaret
The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street…
Darren
Situated five minutes away from Princes Street, visitors can find the Dean Village, a beautiful oasis right by…
4. Dean Village
4. Dean Village
host-0host-1host-2
108 local reviews
Ruaridh
Ruaridh
Picturesque Dean Village is an oasis of tranquility just a few minutes walk from the city centre. It once had 11 mills powered by the the…
Margaret
Margaret
The Dean Village is a tranquil green oasis on the Water of Leith, only five minutes walk from Princes Street. In the past the village was…
Darren
Darren
Situated five minutes away from Princes Street, visitors can find the Dean Village, a beautiful oasis right by the Water of Leith. Dean…
5. Forth Road Bridge
5. Forth Road Bridge
host-0host-1host-2
11 local reviews
Forth Road Bridge
RoutePoint of interestEstablishment
Trudi
A brilliant place to go just now (Dec 2016) to observe the last remaining parts to the construction of the new…
Veronica
See the 3 Bridges The Forth Road Suspension bridge connects Edinburgh to Fife by car, train/boat. Visit the…
Catherine
The Forth Rail Bridge and Forth Road Bridge have been historical engineering feats. Whilst also allowing…
5. Forth Road Bridge
5. Forth Road Bridge
host-0host-1host-2
11 local reviews
Forth Road Bridge
Trudi
Trudi
A brilliant place to go just now (Dec 2016) to observe the last remaining parts to the construction of the new bridge being built across the…
Veronica
Veronica
See the 3 Bridges The Forth Road Suspension bridge connects Edinburgh to Fife by car, train/boat. Visit the Forth Rail Bridge one of the…
Catherine
Catherine
The Forth Rail Bridge and Forth Road Bridge have been historical engineering feats. Whilst also allowing traffic to enter Fife and…
6. Inchcolm Abbey
6. Inchcolm Abbey
host-0host-1
11 local reviews
Inchcolm Abbey
01383 823332
Place of worshipEstablishment
Graeme
With just a short boat ride away from the Forth Bridges you can take a day trip to Inchcolm Island and visit…
Angela
Take a boat trip under the Iconic Forth Rail Bridge & journey to the lovely island of Inchkeith. Plenty of…
6. Inchcolm Abbey
6. Inchcolm Abbey
host-0host-1
11 local reviews
Inchcolm Abbey
01383 823332
Graeme
Graeme
With just a short boat ride away from the Forth Bridges you can take a day trip to Inchcolm Island and visit the ruins of its 12th century…
Angela
Angela
Take a boat trip under the Iconic Forth Rail Bridge & journey to the lovely island of Inchkeith. Plenty of opportunities for spotting seals…
7. Cramond Beach
7. Cramond Beach
host-0host-1host-2
47 local reviews
Natural featurePoint of interestEstablishment
Charlotte
Lovely stretch of sand just outside the city with views of Fife over the water and The Forth Road Bridge…
Graeme
Sandy beach popular with walkers & families. Walk over the to the island at low tide. Great views of the Forth…
Olaf
When the tide is out you can walk out to Cramond Island and enjoy the stunning vista of the Firth of Forth and…
7. Cramond Beach
7. Cramond Beach
host-0host-1host-2
47 local reviews
Charlotte
Charlotte
Lovely stretch of sand just outside the city with views of Fife over the water and The Forth Road Bridge. Watch for the incoming tide and…
Graeme
Graeme
Sandy beach popular with walkers & families. Walk over the to the island at low tide. Great views of the Forth and the iconic Forth Rail…
Olaf
Olaf
When the tide is out you can walk out to Cramond Island and enjoy the stunning vista of the Firth of Forth and its bridges.
8. Edinburgh Waverley
8. Edinburgh Waverley
host-0host-1host-2
179 local reviews
Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh
+44 345 711 4141
Train stationTransit stationPoint of interest
Susan
Easy to walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Craigwell Cottage. Just find the Marks and Spencer Simply…
Kat
GETTING AROUND: This is surprisingly the largest train station outside of London and provides links to the…
James
From Waverley Station, #5 is easily reached by taxi, approximately £5. There are numerous buses from North…
8. Edinburgh Waverley
8. Edinburgh Waverley
host-0host-1host-2
179 local reviews
Edinburgh Waverley, Edinburgh
+44 345 711 4141
Susan
Susan
Easy to walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station to Craigwell Cottage. Just find the Marks and Spencer Simply Food store, then head past there…
Kat
Kat
GETTING AROUND: This is surprisingly the largest train station outside of London and provides links to the rest of the country. For a lovely…
James
James
From Waverley Station, #5 is easily reached by taxi, approximately £5. There are numerous buses from North Bridge (e.g. Lothian 3, 30, 33)…
9. The Boat House
9. The Boat House
host-0host-1host-2
13 local reviews
22 High St
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 131 331 5429
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Julia
Bistro - Very relaxed, great food, reasonably priced and tremendous view of the Forth Railway Bridge and…
Dani
Excellent restaurant for a half-day trip to see the Forth Bridges.
Angela
Amazing, fresh seafood, with stunning views of all three bridges.
9. The Boat House
9. The Boat House
host-0host-1host-2
13 local reviews
22 High St
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+44 131 331 5429
Julia
Julia
Bistro - Very relaxed, great food, reasonably priced and tremendous view of the Forth Railway Bridge and seafront. 5 10 mins from Cramond.
Dani
Dani
Excellent restaurant for a half-day trip to see the Forth Bridges.
Angela
Angela
Amazing, fresh seafood, with stunning views of all three bridges.
10. Water of Leith Walkway, Dean Village Entrance
10. Water of Leith Walkway, Dean Village Entrance
host-0host-1host-2
76 local reviews
Point of interestEstablishment
Pauline
I walk the Walkway every morning, and for good reason! Come out of the flat and go down to the riverside…
Fiona
Take a stroll up river 'Waters of Leith' to Dean Village, past St Bernards Well under the splendid Telford…
Lauren
The Water of Leith is the little river which runs just under the bridge near the cottage. It's a lovely river…
10. Water of Leith Walkway, Dean Village Entrance
10. Water of Leith Walkway, Dean Village Entrance
host-0host-1host-2
76 local reviews
Pauline
Pauline
I walk the Walkway every morning, and for good reason! Come out of the flat and go down to the riverside. There is a sign saying you can't…
Fiona
Fiona
Take a stroll up river 'Waters of Leith' to Dean Village, past St Bernards Well under the splendid Telford (Dean) Bridge and dip into local…
Lauren
Lauren
The Water of Leith is the little river which runs just under the bridge near the cottage. It's a lovely river walk, jog or cycle and there…
11. Victoria Street
11. Victoria Street
host-0host-1host-2
60 local reviews
Victoria St
Route
Jamie
Many unusual shops line this busy street from the Grassmarket to George IV Bridge. There are several pubs and…
Gaynor
A vibrant street in the heart of the city with George IV bridge at the top and the Grassmarket at the bottom…
Barbara
An iconic Edinburgh Street leading from the Grassmarket up to George Iv Bridge. A wide variety of gift shops,…
11. Victoria Street
11. Victoria Street
host-0host-1host-2
60 local reviews
Victoria St
Jamie
Jamie
Many unusual shops line this busy street from the Grassmarket to George IV Bridge. There are several pubs and restaurants too as well as…
Gaynor
Gaynor
A vibrant street in the heart of the city with George IV bridge at the top and the Grassmarket at the bottom. Cute and quirky shops - a…
Barbara
Barbara
An iconic Edinburgh Street leading from the Grassmarket up to George Iv Bridge. A wide variety of gift shops, clothes shops, bars and…
12. Orocco Pier Restaurant
12. Orocco Pier Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
6 local reviews
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Linda
Set in the old high street within the small quaint town of South Queensferry. This is a restaurant/pub with…
Angela
A bit more pricey than some other restaurants in the area however you are paying for the stunning view you…
Claire
Serves food in Antico bar till 10pm so great if you need food that little bit later. Also has spectacular view…
12. Orocco Pier Restaurant
12. Orocco Pier Restaurant
host-0host-1host-2
6 local reviews
Linda
Linda
Set in the old high street within the small quaint town of South Queensferry. This is a restaurant/pub with spectacular views of the bridges…
Angela
Angela
A bit more pricey than some other restaurants in the area however you are paying for the stunning view you have whilst eating. This…
Claire
Claire
Serves food in Antico bar till 10pm so great if you need food that little bit later. Also has spectacular view of the bridge at night.