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Blackness Castle

Blackness Castle Review

Standing like a grounded ship on the very edge of the Forth, this curious 15th-century structure has had a varied career as a strategic fortress, state prison, powder magazine, and youth hostel. The countryside is gently green and cultivated, and open views extend across the blue Forth to the distant ramparts of the Ochil Hills.

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  • Address: B903, 4 miles northeast of Linlithgow Linlithgow, EH49 7NH | Map It
  • Phone: 01506/834807
  • Cost: £5.50
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5:30; Oct., daily 9:30–4:30; Nov.–Mar., Sat.–Wed. 9:30–4:30
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  • Location: South Queensferry
Updated: 10-11-2013

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