The Forth Bridges – Rail & Road

To the north of the Edinburgh is the Firth of Forth where the River Forth flows out into the North Sea. The Forth Bridge is probably the finest man-made structure in Scotland. It is a rail bridge and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Construction was completed in 1890 – it is an amazing and iconic structure. The rail bridge sits side by side with the Forth Road Bridge and the recently added Queensferry Crossing bridge, each an icon of design and engineering for their respective times. The pleasant town of Queensferry lies at the southern feet of the bridges and offers an alternative smaller and more personal base for exploring the area. Search for accommodation at Booking.com.

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Ben Klibreck from the Summit of Ben Hope, Northern Sutherland
Northern Sutherland
Northern Sutherland comprises of the far north west tip of the Scottish mainland and is an area of mountains, moors, ...
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A'Cheir Ghorm & Ben Hope from Foinaven, Northern Sutherland
Northern Sutherland Select Photo Gallery
A select gallery of only my very best Northern Sutherland photos. From dawn over the Flow Country to the majesty ...
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Dun Dornaigil Broch and Ben Hope by night, Northern Sutherland
Dun Dornaigil Broch and Strath More
Dun Dornaigil (or Dun Dornadilla) is an excellent example of an iron age broch built around 2000 to 2500 years ...
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Ard Neackie And Loch Eriboll, Northern Sutherland
Ard Neackie & Loch Eriboll
Ard Neackie is a small scenic peninsula on the east side of Loch Eriboll joined to the mainland by a ...
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Photo of reflections on Loch Hope on a beautiful, still May morning with Ben Hope, semi shrouded in morning low cloud, on the left
Loch Hope and the Hope to Altnaharra Road
The hamlet of Hope on the A838 (North Coast 500 route) is at the north end of Loch Hope. From ...
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Winter Afternoon - Arkle & Foinaven from Ben Hope, Northern Sutherland
Foinaven and Reay Forest
The hills of Foinaven and the Reay Forest are exceptionally wild and remote and include the Corbetts: Foinaven, Arkle, Meall ...
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Ben Hope - An Autumn Afternoon, Northern Sutherland
Distinct Mountains of the Far North
Distinct mountains that do not belong to a logical or easily definable "mountain range" in the far north of the ...
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Photo of April sunshine on a chilly picnic at the beautiful beach at Farr Bay, Bettyhill
Farr Bay, Bettyhill
Farr Bay on the east side of the north coast village of Bettyhill is a stunningly scenic location. It is ...
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Late afternoon on beautiful Ceannabeinne beach (Traigh Allt Chailgeag)
Ceannabeinne Durness – Grey November Day but Still Beautiful
Saturday was a grey day in the far north, there was some mizzle in Caithness to start. The forecast had seemed okay so I set out with my boy to head west and do something. No firm plans, just a need (on my part) to get out of the house ...
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Dawn Over the Kyle of Tongue, Northern Sutherland
Ben Hope Summit Camp
Back in July I had a free weekend that coincided with good weather in the north west. This generally seems to be a rare occurrence with good weather appearing to only happen during the working week. Whilst having climbed Ben Hope many times I had never spent a night high ...
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Photo of a Puffin surveying the geo around Wester Clett, "Puffin Island"
Puffin Colony – Wester Clett, Sutherland
Just on the Sutherland side of the Sutherland/Caithness border is a deep geo, or coastal inlet, with a steep sided island called Wester Clett in the middle. Wester Clett has been popularly named "Puffin Island", which is fair enough given the number of puffins here in the summer months. The ...
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