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South Queensferry to Edinburgh

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Leave the Forth Road Bridge behind and follow the coast towards Edinburgh before heading inland to navigate your way through the city streets to reach it's historic centre.

25.6 km
6:39 h
234 m
149 m

From Queensferry, pass by the coastal Dalmeny estate (home to the largest Napoleonic collection outside of France) then you’ll soon encounter the outskirts of historic Edinburgh. Negotiate Edinburgh’s streets and if you have time, visit the Castle as well as the capital’s museums and galleries.

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Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 02, 2018
Highest point
165 m
Lowest point
0 m

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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSJMW

Start

South Queensferry (11 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 12913 78392
DD
55.990567, -3.397588
DMS
55°59'26.0"N 3°23'51.3"W
UTM
30U 475197 6205101
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Destination

Edinburgh city centre

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NT 12913 78392
DD
55.990567, -3.397588
DMS
55°59'26.0"N 3°23'51.3"W
UTM
30U 475197 6205101
w3w 
///springing.originals.tucked
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Distance
25.6 km
Duration
6:39 h
Ascent
234 m
Descent
149 m

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