|[Approach to Blackness Castle]|
Built by the Crichton family in the 1400's, Blackness Castle enjoys a superb setting on a promontory extending into the Forth Estuary between South Queensferry and Bo'ness. This location combined with its boat-like appearance from the seaward side (we're not convinced) has led to it being christened as "the ship that never sailed". The five following centuries have been dark: the castle has served as state prison, ammunition store and military garrison. Wander out onto the pier behind the castle and you're rewarded with superb views towards the Forth Bridges.
📌 Blackness Castle ★★★☆☆
Location: Minor road end, east side of Blackness, G.R.: NT 055803 ///defender.pile.manifests
Open (2018): Daily, late March to September; Saturday to Wednesday, October to late March
Cost (2018): £6 (adults), £3.60 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members
|[Forth Bridges from the castle pier]|