Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its great stone ship appearance. From the castle you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Firth of Forth and Fife.

One of Scotland's most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland's most powerful families, the Crichtons. 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. There are display boards around the lawn although uneven ground and cobbles make it difficult for visitors using wheelchairs. There are gravel paths around the lawn and there is some fine shrubbery in the grounds.


Blackness, Linlithgow, ,
West Lothian, West Lothian, EH49 7NH


0131 668 8600

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