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All our staffed properties, sites and offices remain closed and staff are working from home. Find out how we are working on plans to gradually reopen the historic places we care for.

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Getting here

Blackness Castle
Blackness
Linlithgow
West Lothian
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

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.

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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

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