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Blackness Castle

This 15th century fortress, said to resemble a battleship, has endured violent struggles between warring families and has been used as a state prison. It is situated on the edge of the River Forth in the peaceful village of Blackness, which, in medieval times, was a notable port. More recently, the castle was used to shoot the film 'Hamlet' starring Mel Gibson.

Phone: 01506 834807

Address: Blackness Castle, Blackness, Near Linlithgow, West Lothian. EH49 7NH.

Times: April - September 9.30am - 5.30pm; October - March 10.00am - 4.30pm (closed Thursday & Friday Nov - Mar). Last admission 30 mins before closing.

Disabled facilities: No wheelchair user's accessible areas.

Fees:Adult £5.50 Concessions £4.40, Children £3.30  and under 5's are free (2016 prices)

Eligibility: All welcome.

Further info: Monument Manager - 01506 834807


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