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 NA, Blackness EH49 7NH
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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

Winter Warmer Walk: Blackness

Winter Warmer Walk: Blackness

11th November 2018
Learn more about Blackness Bay and discover all about the wildlife inhabiting this internationally important stretch of shoreline on this guided walk on Sunday 11th November.
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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Popular Events

A Play, A Pie and A Pint
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Christmas at the Botanics 2018
Explore the sights and sounds of Christmas in this magical after dark experience at the Royal Botanic Gardens!
Calendar Girls the Musical
Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's award-winning musical comedy Calendar Girls is touring the UK and comes to the Festival Theatre in October.
Benidorm Live
Check-in to the Solana for a dose of Benidorm sunshine and see your favourite stars live on stage for the first time at Edinburgh Playhouse.
Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club - Moulin Rouge
Get your Can-Can perfected as Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge will be screened at the Ghillie Dhu Cinema Club on September 30th.

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