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Forth Road Bridge

Forth Rd Bridge, South Queensferry, UK

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About Forth Road Bridge

The Forth Road Bridge is one of the world’s most significant long span suspension bridges. With a main span of 1006 metres between the two towers, it was the fourth longest in the world and the longest outside the United States when it opened. In total, the structure is over 2.5 km long.It replaced a centuries-old ferry service to carry vehicular traffic, cyclists and pedestrians across the Forth; railway crossings are made by the nearby Forth Bridge, opened in 1890.


Attractions near Forth Road Bridge

Inchcolm 1.22km from Forth Road Bridge

Inchcolm is an island in the Firth of Forth in Scotland. It was repeatedly attacked by English raiders during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was fortified during both World Wars to defend nearby Edinburgh. Inchcolm now attracts visitors to its former Augustine Abbey.

Deep Sea World1.54km from Forth Road Bridge

Deep Sea World is a popular aquarium located in the village of North Queensferry, in Fife, Scotland. It is host to a collection of large sand tiger sharks, also known as ragged toothed sharks or grey nurse sharks, and various other species of shark. One of the main attractions is the 112 m long transparent acrylic underwater viewing tunnel, which is one of the longest of its kind in the world.

Dundas Castle2.45km from Forth Road Bridge

Dundas Castle is one of Scotland's most beautiful and historic castles. Now an officially recognised 5 Star Exclusive Use venue, the Castle is the stately home of Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and his wife Lady Lydia . The tower house and the adjoining Tudor-Gothic mansion are listed separately as Category A buildings, and the grounds are included in Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

Hopetoun House3.65km from Forth Road Bridge

Hopetoun House is Scotland's finest stately home and is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has been home to the Hope family since 1699. During the summer months, parts of the castle and gardens are open to visitors. Classical musical recitals are occasionally put on at Hopetoun House. Chilean pianist Alfredo Perl once performed recitals of Chopin at the house. The site can also be let for weddings, conferences, and filming.

Abercorn Church4.37km from Forth Road Bridge

Abercorn Church and Cemetery is a located near Queensferry and the southern side of the Forth Road Bridge. The church has a rich, and lengthy history. Although the structure is mainly post-reformation, the church was founded in the 11th century, being completed in the 12th century.

Midhope Castle5.22km from Forth Road Bridge

Midhope Castle is a 16th-century tower house of five storeys and a garret, to which has been added a later and lower wing. Two-storey bartizans crown three of the corners, although their conical roofs have gone, a caphouse for the stair crowning the fourth. The roof is steeply pitched. The tower forms one side of a courtyard, and there is a fine walled garden and a 17th-century lectern doocot.

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Capital city of Scotland. Edinburgh is Scotland's second-most populous city and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom. It is the second-largest financial centre in the United Kingdom, and UK's second-most visited tourist destination.