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Over 20 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is essential. Find out more and book now

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Getting here

Blackness Castle
Blackness
Linlithgow
EH49 7NH

National Grid reference: NT 055 083

Telephone: 01506 834 807

View Blackness Castle on a Google map

If you are arriving at Blackness Castle via the John Muir Way, we are pleased to be a stamping location for the John Muir Way passport scheme

Parking

The car park has limited spaces and will be monitored. It is only available for those that have booked tickets to visit the castle and its grounds. At peak times please also be aware that Blackness village has limited parking and alternative means of travel are encouraged. Please help us to avoid traffic congestion and support the local community.

By bus from Edinburgh 

The Bo’ness and Area Community Bus Association runs a minibus from central Edinburgh to Blackness and back again with stops in between. It is recommended that you book your seat in advance. Please see their website for more information www.bonesscommunitybus.scot

Journey planners

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website.

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Let us know if you spot one of our sites in the wrong location. You can email web@hes.scot.

Historic Scotland

Opening times

The castle is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.

1 Apr to 31 Mar:
Daily except Fri and Sat, 10am to 4pm

Facilities

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Plan your visit

More than 20 of our sites are now open. Please book your tickets in advance.

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Learning visits

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