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Blackness Castle

Castle built by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons

Blackness Castle

Built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons, Blackness was never destined as a peaceful lordly residence; its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison.

Highlights

  • Blackness Castle stands in for Fort William in series one of the TV show Outlander.
  • The location – situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth looking across to Fife.
  • The castle’s formidable appearance – visitors know they are not visiting a noble residence but a stronghold built for war.
  • The views from the towers and curtain wall – a broad sweep of the Firth of Forth, including fine views of the rail and road bridges.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH49 7NH

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Winter
1 October - 31 March , Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 9.30am - 4.30pm (last entry 4pm)

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

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4 May 2015

Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Scotland from Above

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Waterloo Colours

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Duff House Tours

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Industrial Steam Days

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Arming the Knight

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