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Blackness Castle

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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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Staff were more than helpful. The information around the castle was very good and generally a fantastic day out. Definitely will visit again

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dougie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to incorporate in a walk. No fancy cafe like Stirling or Edinburgh. Take the dog, a camera, the kids and care on the dark slidy bits.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Muffindog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blackness is one of our favorite places to visit & the entrance fee is defiantly worth it. There is a small shop for souvenirs and a machine if you want a hot drink. The staff here are very friendly and spend a lot of their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Little S
Reviewed 14 February 2019

It is peaceful and quite eerie, maybe is was just the weather, but yet again another beautiful part of Scotland.

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

This is a real gem. Beautiful castle by the river with beautiful scenery and amazing surrounding fields for walks. Highly enjoyed my visit and hope to come back!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ricardoa778
Reviewed 9 February 2019

Fabulous castle to visit - lots of corners to explore uninterrupted in an incredibly beautiful location - all the better on a windy, wet, cold day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kdickie
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Blackness Castle is a wonderful place to explore. With glorious views over the River Forth, including an excellent view towards the Forth Bridges, the castle has lots of stairways leading into three different towers and various room spaces, as well as a walkway around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank penguinbairn
Reviewed 16 January 2019

When I arrived to the castle, I was shocked. It's beautiful but daunting at the same time. When you go inside, it's like the souls that once lived there are murmuring in your ear.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

We visited here on the Outlander tour and it was a great experience to see where the filming from key scenes took place. The infamous whipping Jamie received from Black Jack Randall, the escape and jump from the battlements, and Breanna’s experience of ghosts while...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lorealden
Reviewed 9 January 2019

Each castle is so unique and steeped in history. It’s azing how they have remained through all the wars and years. Not very large but very rugged.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jennifer R
9 August 2018|
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Response from Isabel A | 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.
9 April 2018|
Response from goanjock | Reviewed this property |
I would say around an hour.
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