Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle stands by the Firth of Forth, at the port that served the royal burgh of Linlithgow in medieval times.

Blackness Castle

About Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle , Blackness EH49 7NH
01316688600
Blackness Castle Website

Mighty fortifications make this 15th-century castle look like a ‘ship that never sailed’. Blackness was never just a peaceful lordly residence – its enduring roles were as a garrison fortress and state prison.

What to see and do:

Blackness Castle stood in for Fort William in series one of TV show Outlander.

Take in the castle’s stunning location on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth.

Learn about the Crichtons – for whom Blackness was built – one of Scotland’s most powerful families.

Stand in awe of the formidable fortress – this was not only a noble residence but also a stronghold built for war.

Climb the towers and curtain wall for sweeping views of the Firth of Forth and its rail and road bridges.

Upcoming Events at Blackness Castle

Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

21st November 2018 - 24th March 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
Winter Wildlife Workshop

Winter Wildlife Workshop

13th January 2019
Drop into Blackness Castle and give wildlife a helping hand this winter. Make a bird feeder, bird box or minibeast home to take away.

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