Blackness Castle

Local nameBlackness Castle
LocationFalkirk Council, UK

Blackness Castle is a 15th-century fortress, near the village of Blackness, Scotland, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth.

It was built, probably on the site of an earlier fort, by Sir George Crichton in the 1440s. At this time, Blackness was the main port serving the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, one of the main residences of the Scottish monarch. The castle, together with the Crichton lands, passed to James II of Scotland in 1453, and the castle has been crown property ever since.

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Opening hours

Apr - Sep:
Daily: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Oct - Mar:
Sat - Wed: 10 am - 4 pm


Adults: £5.50
Seniors (60+): £4.40
Children (5-15): £3.30
Children (under 5): free

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +44 1506 834807

Address Blackness, Linlithgow EH49 7NH, United Kingdom

Coordinates 56°0'21.61" N -3°30'58.224" E

Tours and activities: Blackness Castle

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