A Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh and Lothians
The bridges that span the Firth of Forth connect South Queensferry (train station Dalmeny) with North Queensferry. The older catilevered rail bridge was opened in 1890 and in its time was a quite remarkeable feat of engineering that took over six years to build. The road suspension bridge was built in 1964 and in its way is just as spectacular a structure particularly when viewed from water level at either side. The Queensferry museum (http://www.cac.org.uk/) houses the photographs and tells many of the stories of the construction of these wonderful bridges. Combined with visiting the delightful town of South Queensferry (with trips to Inchcolm Abbey - www.maidoftheforth.co.uk) and Deep Sea world at North Queensferry. A rail trip to Dalmeny and North Queensferry is greatly recommended.
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Edinburgh and Lothians
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.