Bridging the Forth: Inverkeithing to Dalmeny

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For hundreds of years Fife was accessible from Edinburgh and Lothian only by ferry or by the long, direct route through Stirling. Fifers have a reputation for fiscal prudence similar to Yorkshire people (probably why I feel at home here!) Then 125 years ago the railway bridged the Forth on the magnificent Forth Bridge and 75 years later came the Road Bridge and the end of the ferry that had connected North and South Queensferry for centuries. Now as the Road Bridge reaches an early end to its viable life the new Queensfery Crossing Bridge is springing up to replace it.

This walk takes you from the ancient Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing with its medieval church and friary buildings, past recollections of a proud naval past and two World Wars, through the pretty village of North Queensferry across the Road Bridge with stunning views of the amazing original Rail Bridge and then through thriving South Queensferry to rejoin the railway at Dalmeny.

Taking in history and fantastic views, this walk which is accessed by public transport can easily be made part of a day out from Edinburgh, with visits to the Sea Life Centre at North Queensferry and the South Queensferry Museum.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Fife - Coast


Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Toilets, Wildlife
5/27/2015 - Richard Hardy

Mostly on lead through Inverkeithing, North and South Queensferry and across the bridge. Off lead from West Ness through through the Carlingnose reserve

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