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Your View at the Forth Bridge

Your View is back!  We’re delighted to announce that Your View is back, the once in a lifetime opportunity to ascend the Forth Bridge, returns this September. 

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 Ticket Information

Duration: 90 minutes – Saturday 24th September

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. 

Important information

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.   

Weather will dictate if we can safely ascend to the top of the bridge. If we are unable to ascend at your booked time, we will offer you an alternative time or provide a full refund. 

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.

All guests will be required to provide ID at registration on the day.

Detailed information regarding the event can be found on Barnardo’s event website in the FAQ section: Your View at the Forth Bridge   

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.

Once you have purchased a ticket you cannot swap time or day due to capacity restrictions – Your View at the Forth Bridge – Saturday 24th September 2022 at Network Rail Site Battery Road, North Queensferry, KY11 1JZ.

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