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Blackness Castle

15th century castle in spectacular position on the Forth. Has featured in movies and is the very epitome of the mediaeval castle! Free to visit exterior and small fee for internals.


Blackness castle has been a royal castle, prison, armaments depot and film location for Hamlet and the BBC production of Ivanhoe.

There are display boards around the lawn although uneven ground and cobbles make it difficult for visitors using wheelchairs. Visitors with disabilities can be set down closer. There are gravel paths around the lawn and there is some fine shrubbery in the grounds.

The castle has spectacular views across to the Fife coast and Forth bridges.

Contact:The Steward Blackness By Linlithgow West Lothian EH49 7NH Scotland

Opening Times

Summer
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

October
1 October - 31 October , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Winter
1 November - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Contact Phone Number

(01506) 834807
EH49 7NH
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