What is Your View?
Your View is a unique opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted 360-degree panorama view of the Edinburgh and Fife coastline as you have never seen them before – all from a viewing platform 361 feet in the air!
For a select number of days per year, you can purchase a ticket to be taken up to the top of the North Cantilever of the iconic Forth Bridge. The Bridge has become one of Scotland’s most photographed features and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From dawn until dusk, the views from the top are always different so your view will always be unique.
Your View at the Forth Bridge with Barnardo’s Scotland
All the money raised will go towards funding Barnardo’s vital work to support vulnerable children in Scotland. The event is brought to you in partnership with Network Rail, Balfour Beatty and The Briggers, who all donate their time, expertise and equipment free of charge – none of this would be possible without their support.
The Forth Bridge, which spans the estuary (Firth) of the River Forth in eastern Scotland to link Fife to Edinburgh by railway, was the world’s earliest great multispan cantilever bridge, and at 2,529 m remains one of the longest. It opened in 1890 and continues to operate as an important passenger and freight rail bridge. This enormous structure, with its distinctive industrial aesthetic and striking red colour, was conceived and built using advanced civil engineering design principles and construction methods.
Your View at the Forth Bridge Event Information
You will arrive on site to check in with a group of up to 13 people, before being taken into our Forth Bridge exhibition, hosted by The Briggers. With an archive of materials, you’ll learn about the history of the bridge and the people involved in its construction.
Following the exhibit, you will be given a safety briefing before ascending the bridge up an external metal lift on the east side of the north cantilever. Once you are on the platform, 361ft up, the group will be guided around the views with particular points of interest highlighted. A photographer will be stationed on the platform to capture memories of this once in a lifetime experience.
Once you’ve descended, you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and printed souvenir photograph, alongside the chance to review and purchase additional souvenir items. Before leaving, you can also visit our exhibition area again and grab a photo with the human cantilever.
Your View is not recommended for those with a fear of heights, acrophobia or vertigo. The event is psychologically challenging and you may experience some level of fear if you are anxious at height. Unfortunately we are no longer able to make the experience fully accessible. A new hoist was installed in 2022 which requires individuals to ascend approximately 12 steps to access it.
You must be 18 years or over to take part in the event. All guests will be required to provide ID at registration on the day. This event is not fully accessible, as approximately 12 stairs need to be climbed to access the main hoist that will take you to the top of the bridge. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access to the hoist.
Competition Terms & Conditions
You must be over 18 years old to take part in this competition and the event. All guests must show ID at registration. If you’re lucky enough to look under 21, this must be photo ID.
Winner will receive two tickets and event brief documentation.
Competition closes on 19th September at 6pm GMT. Winner will be selected at random. Winner must agree to a photo opportunity, otherwise prize will be withdrawn, and another winner will be selected.
Exclusive Forth Bridge experience – A view from the top of the iconic Forth Bridge, will take place on Saturday 24th September. Ticket admission & time slot is 12pm to 1.30pm Duration: 90 minutes
Organisers: The Forth Bridge Experience and Barnardo’s Scotland charity
PLEASE NOTE: The event runs from 6am-8pm, however you are only required to arrive at the event for your allocated time slot. Please arrive on-site 10 minutes prior to your time slot to register.