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Blackness Castle (HS)

Linlithgow

Step inside a largely intact medieval castle whose doughty defences once guarded the Firth of Forth. Known as 'The Ship that Never Sailed' for its boat-like shape, Blackness Castle was built in the 1400s for Sir George Crichton, Admiral of Scotland.

The castle walls contain clues to its many guises: besieged coastal stronghold, jail for political prisoners and Victorian ammunitions depot. Outside you can picnic in its grounds, enjoy remarkable views and explore the rocky foreshore.

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Opening Times

Open 7 days, April to September, 9.30am to 5.30pm . October to March 10.00am to 4.00pm - closed Thursday and Friday.

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Rating

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4 Stars

Contact

Blackness Castle (HS)

Blackness
Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 7NH
Phone: 01506 834807
Email: customer@hes.scot
Website: http://www.historicenvironment.s...
Blackness Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk

Directions

4 miles NE of Linlithgow on the Firth of Forth off the A904

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