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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

  • 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, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

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

Admission prices

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

Events at Blackness Castle

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23 August 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Man at Arms Tour: Medieval Archery

Craignethan Castle

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Edinburgh's Military Hospital

Edinburgh Castle

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Men at Arms Tour - Siege!

St Andrews Castle

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Enemy at the Gate

Urquhart Castle

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