Not as grand as some other castles but certainly worth the time. Love the history of the area and the views are beautiful.
About Blackness Castle
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An incredible ruin right on the water and only a short drive from Edinburgh. The castle has so many areas to explore - expect to climb lots of steps but the views are worth it. The car park is pretty small so factor this in...More
Blackness Castle is one of my children's favourite to visit. I don't mind this as it is a beautiful place to spend some time. The castle itself has some parking after you drive up the narrow road towards it. Having Historic Scotland cards means we...More
Sticking out into the Forth - what a setting. Lots of bits to explore, walls to walk on and amazing sea views. It's not one the oldest castles around but still very impressive. Had to keep hold of little hands to stop falling on rough...More
Blackness castle is in a very picturesque location and boosts great views. It is nice to see a castle that is still fully intact and see how these people use to live.
Sitting right out on to the Firth of Forth this castle is run by Historic Scotland and so is well maintained, has a wee shop and toilets.No cafe - but a hot drinks machine in the shop - very much appreciated if it's a cold,...More
Worth a visit - historical and military importance of this castle/fort cannot be ignored. Beautiful location by the river but beware of very windy conditions. If you are an Outlander fan, it has great value since many scenes were shot here.
Not far from South Queensferry near the bridges over the River Forth and where you can take a boat trip around the islands in the Forth and get there history. Great day out for all. sea lions puffins and other wild life with a stop...More
If you go to Scotland and love history.....Blackness Castle is a great historical experience and if your an Outlander fan it's even better. I want to thank Graham who is one of the employees at Blackness for serenading my husband and I on the bagpipes....More