Clachan Bridge

What better way to spend your days whenever the lockdown is eased than by visiting some of Scotland's famous bridges? 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 turn off onto the B844.

Clachan-Seil PA34 4TJ

Glenfinnan Viaduct

In 1901, when it was completed, the Glenfinnan Viaduct was the longest mass concrete viaduct in Britain at a whopping 116 metres. 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 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film 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.

A830 Rd, Glenfinnan PH37 4LT

Kylesku Bridge

The Kylesku Bridge 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 that were in place 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 car park, to the north side of the bridge.

Kylesku Bridge, Lairg IV27 4HW

Stirling Old Bridge

The Stirling Old Bridge is just downstream from, and replaces, the earlier timber bridge from the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge, which, understandably, no longer exists. This bridge is steeped in history, having undergone many reconstructions in its time. The second version of the bridge was built in the late 1400s by the Duke of Albany. Then, almost 100 years later, in 1571, gallows were built on the bridge in order to hang Archbishop Hamilton. The bridge was later blown up by the British Army's General Blackney in 1745. To get there, follow directions to the bridge from the M9 in Stirling, or use public transport.

River Forth, Stirling

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. What's more, the annual Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is also played on the Old Course, featuring many a famous golfer, and celebrities like Hugh Grant and Justin Timberlake all of whom have set foot on the famous Bridge. Jack Nickalus played his last round of golf at the Old Course and waved an emotional goodbye from atop the bridge. Just 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.

17 The Links, St Andrews KY16 9JE