Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle EH49 7NH Route Planner
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Apr-Sep: 9.30am-5.30pm; Oct-Mar: Sat-Wed 10am-4pm - closed 25-26 Dec and 1-2 Jan


Perched on a rocky spur overlooking the Firth of Forth, the castle was one of the four strongholds in Scotland to house a garrison A royal castle, prison for Covenanters and artillery depot, the fortress was then turned into a youth hostel. The central tower dates from the 15C, the curtain walls and south tower from the 16C. There is a splendid view over the Firth of Forth and the bridges on the starboard side.


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