Rosyth Castle

Fife | Rosyth | Castle | ★★

[Rosyth Castle]

Only in Scotland could a former international ferry terminal and naval base have a castle hidden in the middle of it - which you can still visit! Of course, the 15th century ruin easily pre-dates the shipping activities here at Rosyth, originally on a tidal island in the Forth estuary (a bit like nearby Cramond Island today) before more recent land reclamation took place. The L-plan building is a substantial one, with the block of the tower house intact to roof height as well as the walls of other ranges. A coat of arms can also still be made out above one of the doorways. The castle now shares the a space with a roundabout in the midst of industry, immediately before restricted access areas manned by security guards. Happily, on our previous visits they've been happy to let us explore the castle - but ask for permission before you walk around.

[Rosyth Castle]

📌 Rosyth Castle
Murray Road, Rosyth Europarc, a mile south of Rosyth town centre, G.R.: NT 109821 ///shipped.votes.reshaping
Always open (exterior only) | Free

Anything else? Follow signs to Port of Rosyth from the North Queensferry junction of the M90. Informal parking by the roundabout next to the castle. It's recommended to visit during port business hours, and to check access is OK at the security booth next to the castle before you walk in.

[Rosyth Castle]

[Rosyth Castle]

[Rosyth Castle]

[Rosyth Castle]

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