Group of participants looking out over the water at sunset from Forth Bridge

Your View at the Forth Bridge

Event type UK adventure

Your View at the Forth Bridge

Your View 2024 is back! Last year we welcomed over 900 adventurous participants to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event and we are delighted to be returning for 2024. We are extremely grateful for the generous support of Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, and the Briggers - this event wouldn't be possible without them!

20 September to 22 September 2024
Forth Bridge
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Entry fee:
£80 - £90

2024 Ticket information

Tickets will go on sale on at 10am, Thursday 20th June 2024 through Eventbrite. The link to purchase tickets will be added here the week before. 

There will be two types of tickets:

Classic ticket - £80

  • Price: £80 

  • Duration: 90 minutes  

  • Availability: 20th-22nd September 

The event starts with you arriving on site to check in with your group of up to 14 people, before being taken into our Forth Bridge exhibition, hosted by The Briggers. Here you will 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 getting ready to go up to the main attraction. We will be going up the bridge by an external metal lift which is on the east side of the north cantilever. 

Once you are up the bridge - 361ft up to be precise – our guides will take you round the platform and point out the highlights of the view. We will have a photographer on the platform to capture memories of this once in a lifetime experience. 

 After you’ll receive a certificate of achievement and a printed photograph. There will also be a chance to buy any extra souvenir items you might like to remember your experience. Before leaving, you can also visit our local exhibition area, get some refreshments and take some amazing additional photos of the Bridge from the ground. 

Sunrise or Sunset ticket - £90

  • Price: £90 

  • Duration: 105 minutes  

  • Availability: 20th-22nd September 

The Sunrise or Sunset tickets follow the same structure as the Classic ticket, however they give you more time to fully enjoy the sunrise or sunset in all its glory. 

The Sunrise packages will begin at approximately 6.00am, and the Sunset packages at 6.00pm.  

Please note: We’ve put a request in to the weather man for good weather and clear skies but of course this cannot be guaranteed! 

The ticket link will also have the option to add on our unique phone holder lanyards, featuring the iconic Forth Bridge tartan, and a beautiful pop up Forth bridge model keepsake card which will be offered at a discount rate if pre purchased. Both will be ready for you to collect at the event.

What is Your View? 

Group of participants smiling and cheering in front of Forth Bridge (A large red metal bridge)

Your View is an amazing opportunity to enjoy a 360-degree uninterrupted panorama view of the Edinburgh and Fife coastline as you have never seen them before - from 361 feet up!

The Forth 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. 

The Forth Bridge, which spans the estuary of the River Forth in eastern Scotland to link Fife to Edinburgh by railway, was the world’s earliest multi-span cantilever bridge, and at 2,529m remains one of the longest. It opened in 1890 and continues to operate today 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 highlights

Your View is always an event to remember. In five years, we've welcomed 5,400 adventurous visitors, had 250 volunteers get stuck in, raised £325,000, and even had 10 proposals on the bridge! 

Last year we raised over £53,000 for Barnardo's Scotland, which went towards our ETS work, providing employability, support and training for young people across a range of programmes throughout Scotland.

Important information and frequently asked questions 

How can I buy a ticket?

Tickets will go on sale on at 10am on Thursday 20st June 2024 through Eventbrite. The link to purchase tickets will be added to this page the week before. 

The ticket link will also provide the option to add on our unique phone holder lanyards featuring the iconic Forth Bridge tartan and a beautiful pop up Forth bridge model keepsake card which will be offered at a discount rate if pre purchased, ready for you to collect at the event.

Once I’ve purchased a ticket, can I swap the time or day? 

Unfortunately, no. Due to restrictions on the number of people who can access the viewing platform at any one time, we cannot change your time slot or day. We offer a grace period of two weeks from the point of purchase for guests to receive a refund, should they no longer be able to attend. 

Do I have to be physically fit to take part?  

The event does not require any significant physical exertion. There are approximately 12 steps to reach the exterior hoist which you will use to ascend to the top of the bridge. We do ask that you are medically fit and well, but no physical preparation is required. Please remember you are going 361 feet high, so take this into consideration.  

Is the bridge fully accessible? 

Unfortunately, we are now unable to accommodate wheelchair users since a new hoist was fitted in 2022. The approximately 12 stairs are the only means of access to the hoist.  

 Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event? 

All ticket holders must be 18 years of age or over on the day of the event. There is no upper age limit.  

What should I wear and what can I bring on to the bridge? 

Please wear sensible, comfortable clothes and shoes that cover your entire foot, with a strong, sturdy sole.  This is Scotland and therefore we strongly recommend wearing a waterproof! 

We recommend not bringing too much with you for the day, especially if you're travelling by public transport - larger items or baggage will not be permitted onto the bridge and we do not have space to store them. 

Items that are permitted onto the bridge are: 

  • small bags (A5 size) with a long strap that can go across the body will be permitted 
  • hearing aids and spectacles must be secure and not loose fitting 
  • necessary medication 

Items not permitted on the bridge: 

  • rucksacks or large bags 
  • food or drink (unless required for essential medication) 

All items that you take onto the bridge with you must be securely attached to your person, or should be able to fit into a zipped pocket so that your hands can be free at all times. Your View lanyards and "phone hugs” will be available to purchase on the day to secure your phone. 

Barnardo’s is not responsible for the loss or damage of any item that you bring onto the event site or onto the bridge with you. 

You will be supplied with a hard hat and high-visibility vest to wear whilst on the site. These will be sanitised after each use.

What facilities will be available on the day? 

There are toilets available for use at ground level for those taking part. Please be aware there won't be toilets available on the platform tour which lasts 20-30 minutes.  

There will be a small catering provision available on site providing hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Will there be a safety briefing? 

Yes - safety is our top priority for the day. Before you ascend the bridge, all participants will have a safety briefing which will cover what to expect from the hoist (exterior lift) and how you will spend your time on the platform. In the interest of safety, we ask that you do not climb, sit, or lean over the barriers during your time on the viewing platform. 

In addition: 

  • you will be provided with a high visibility vest and hard hat which should be worn at all times 
  • your entire group must always travel together in the hoist and on the platform; no one can be left behind on the platform. 
  • if one person needs to come down from the platform due to medical reasons, feeling unwell or for unacceptable behaviour, the whole group will be taken down to ground level before your time slot is finished. 
  • if you are feeling unwell before you get into the hoist, or whilst you are on the viewing platform please inform your guide
  • please listen to instructions from your guide at all times. 

Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited at our event. Anyone we believe to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will NOT be permitted to access the viewing platform and no refund will be given. ​​​​​​ 

Smoking and vaping is strictly prohibited on the event site and on the viewing platform. 

What Covid-19 measures are you undertaking? 

While there are no current Government legal requirements regarding Covid-19, we appreciate that it is still necessary for us to implement safety measurements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.  Therefore, on site we will: 

  • Ensure all indoor spaces are well ventilated 

  • Hand sanitiser and masks will be available at reception desk 

  • Regular cleaning of public areas and toilets 

  • All shared equipment (hard hats and hi-vis vests) will be sanitised between each use 

  • Ask for people to social distance where possible to respect others 

  • Where social distancing is not possible – in the hoist ascending the bridge – people will have the option to wear masks.  The hoist is outdoors so naturally well ventilated 

Please do not attend the event if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19.  Further details can be found at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) | NHS inform 

We will regularly review the situation and amend our practices in-line with any new Government guidelines. 

Is this event suitable if I have a fear of heights? 

If you have a fear of heights, acrophobia or vertigo then, unfortunately, we don't think this event is for you. We wouldn't recommend purchasing a ticket if this is the case. 

Can I bring a camera? 

Yes, you can bring smaller cameras onto the bridge. Please remember, as with the above advice about restrictions on what can be brought onto the bridge, cameras must either be securely attached to you with a neck strap or in a small bag. There is limited space in the hoist no rucksacks are permitted.  

Cancellation policy

The Scottish weather can be unpredictable and your safety is of paramount importance to us. Should it be decided that this event cannot go ahead due to extreme weather conditions, we will immediately post this on our  Facebook and Twitter

We would recommend following the above pages prior to the event and checking them for any updates before leaving the house. We will also attempt to contact you by email and phone where possible. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel, an alternative date will be offered. If this does not suit, a refund will be issued. 

Got a different question? Get in touch

Email us on: [email protected]

Give us a ring on: 0800 008 7005