Clachan Bridge

Built all the way back in 1792, the Clachan Bridge is known by the much more impressive title of The Bridge Over the Atlantic, due to the fact that it crosses the Clachan Sound which opens directly into the Atlantic Ocean. For the best view of the bridge, head to the car park opposite Tigh an Truish (an inn by the bridge). To get there, you can take the bus from Oban or, take the A816 south from Oban and turning off onto the B844.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

In 1901, when it was completed, the Glenfinnan Viaduct was the longest mass concrete viaduct in Britain at a whopping 116 metres long. This crescent-shaped viaduct uses 21 arches to support the railway line which sits 30 metres above the River Finnan. The viaduct was built by rail and road engineer Sir Robert McAlpine, who became known as Concrete Bob for his pioneering approach to using concrete in construction. Over 100 years since the bridge was built it was a prominent feature in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and has been included on £5 notes. Best viewed from the Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, you can access the viaduct on foot, or cross it on the train, after following the A830 to Glenfinnan.

Kylesku Bridge

The Kylesku Bridge, or Drochaid a' Chaolais Chumhaing, to give it its official name, was built to replace a long-running boat service and was completed in 1984. The bridge takes the form of a continuous curve that crosses Loch a’ Chairn Bhain. The previous ferry services were unpredictable, especially when the weather was bad, and this award-winning bridge helped travellers avoid a 100 mile trip on land to get to the other side of the loch. The best view is from the XIIth Submarine Flotilla 50th anniversary memorial carpark, to the north side of the bridge.

Stirling Old Bridge

The Stirling Old Bridge is just downstream from, and replaced, the earlier timber bridge which was the site of the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge. Steeped in history, the next version of the bridge was built in the late 1400s by the Duke of Albany but was blown up by General Blackney's British troops in 1745. In 1571, gallows were built on the bridge in order to hang the Archbishop of St Andrews James Hamilton. To get there, follow directions to the bridge from the M9 in Stirling, or use public transport.

Swilcan Bridge

The Swilcan Bridge crosses over the Swilcan Burn at the 1st and 18th fairways of the Old Course in St Andrews and is incredibly popular with tourists. The feet of many a famous golfer has crossed its bricks and it has seen 29 Open Championships in its time. Jack Nicklaus played his last round of golf at the Old Course and waved an emotional goodbye from atop the bridge. Next to the Royal Ancient Clubhouse, the bridge can be accessed from Old Station Road in St Andrews. The best day to visit is Sunday when golf isn’t played.