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“Enjoyable visit with stunning views”
Review of Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle
Ranked #33 of 433 things to do in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Built in the 15th century and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness Castle has been a royal castle, prison, armaments depot and film location for Hamlet and the BBC production of Ivanhoe. Blackness Castle is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its great stone ship appearance. From the castle you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Firth of Forth and Fife. Open all year. Winter closed Thurs and Fri.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mum and dad here today while the weather was pretty good (sunny and clear for a change) as I quite fancied the views from the castle and pier. The castle itself is pretty empty but it has many rooms, stair cases etc to wonder through and there are descriptions of what the rooms were like on the wall. It was pretty interesting and again, the views are stunning.

Thank BarbaraRiekwel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful castle that provides a lot of insight into the local history. The spaces are largely empty but in every room there is a detailed description of what was its purpose. Coastal views are unparalleled.

1  Thank IlyaBurlak
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting different kind of old castle. Caste structure was different kind compare many other castles. Windy place.

1  Thank jounir861
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We totally loved this place. If you are an Outlander fan (us) it is a must, but honestly it is so much more. A dramatic windswept place where you can wander and soak up the history. Very delightful and friendly staff. Thank you

1  Thank want2goonholiday
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We are fans of Outlander and we are slowly but surely visiting the film locations. Blackness castle is one of these locations. It is used as the headquarters in Fort William. The castle is still in good condition with lots of information boards to tell you how things were at the time that the castle was in use. Superb views with great history. we didn't see Claire & Jamie or Captain Jack Randall. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Fishypro1
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