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Blackness Castle: Tours & Tickets

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Built in the 15th century and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness Castle has been a royal castle, prison, armaments depot and film location for Hamlet and the BBC production of Ivanhoe. Blackness Castle is...more
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Blackness, Linlithgow EH49 7NH, Scotland
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I have been checking castles off my list and today was Blackness. Wonderful guidance from the ticket office staff as to the best route to explore and background on the castle and its unique shape. The views across the Forth are beautiful and getting a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This castle was far more extensive inside than I had envisaged. It juts out towards the Firth of Forth, showing just how impressive it was as a defensive structure.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EMG80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of Outlander Adventure Tour with Rabbies. The castle is built into a rocky shore line in a quaint seaside / fishing port. Plenty of scenic atmosphere all on its own. Also was the screen representation of Wentworth Prison in a screen from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PaulaCopeland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Airth Castle hotel we chose to visit two castles my wife had not seen. We certainly were not disappointed in either. We parked just along the road from the castle and walked the short distance. The guide was very welcoming and we spent...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank johnscottneill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing about visiting places out is season is having the leisure to explore unpressured. My dog and I spent a lovely couple of hours weaving in and out of the many rooms and spaces in and around Blackness castle. My only complaint, like...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SMF29
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a day for visiting unique Scottish history and places under the umbrella of the Historic Scotland pass that equated to great value for the 5 days we used it. Blackness castle dating from the 1440's and seized by James II, and offered great...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously, looking out across the bay, seeing the three bridges across the Firth of Forth, the sun sparkling off the water... it was magical. You can walk along the pier all the way to the end, which we did. So peaceful, quiet. The outer walls...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ADJ2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your an Outlander fan you can't miss this place. Its shape is very unique (like a ship). Walking through the inside grounds of the castle you and just visualize what it must have been liked to have been here at one time. One of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank chrispearl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much bigger than it looks from the outside, great that you can access all the levels, ramparts etc (& even better that you can take dogs too). The archery taster was an unexpected bonus. Well worth £6 per adult

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rachael382
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though it seems a small castle with bare walks and empty rooms, we still managed to spend a good hour or more here strolling around the ramparts and enjoying the seaside scenery. Good captions and explanations of what was going on at the time that...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jennifer R
9 August 2018|
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Response from T8004URisabela | Reviewed this property |
I went there after visiting Linlithgow Palace and I took a bus in the mais street of Linlithgow and it has left me dear the Blackness. Bus 49.
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I would say around an hour.
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Kristi S
3 January 2018|
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Response from BlueTravels | Reviewed this property |
I am just seeing this - not sure if this is still helpful, but I agree. The ground IS quite uneven so those that are mobility impaired need to keep that in mind. There are rooms that you can explore without too many steps... More
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