Blackness Castle

Blackness, Linlithgow, EH49 7NH

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Overview

Mighty fortifications make this 15th-century castle look like a ‘ship that never sailed’. Blackness was never just a peaceful lordly residence – its enduring roles were as a garrison fortress and state prison.

What to see and do

  • Blackness Castle stood in for Fort William in series one of TV show Outlander
  • Take in the castle’s stunning location on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth
  • Learn about the Crichtons – for whom Blackness was built – one of Scotland’s most powerful families
  • Stand in awe of the formidable fortress – this was not only a noble residence but also a stronghold built for war
  • Climb the towers and curtain wall for sweeping views of the Firth of Forth and its rail and road bridges
  • Try our fun fact-finding quiz
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Opening times

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 5pm
Last entry at 4.15pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry at 3.15pm

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