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Blackness Castle, Edinburgh

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  • August 21, 2017
    Blackness Castle is worth the short trip from Edinburgh and seems to be off the beaten tourist track when we visited in August. Because it was used to quite recently it is very well preserved and ther...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Forget the warnings on few walking guides the walk to Blackness Castle is very gentle. Great views and very historic site ... One down side ; you are encouraged to walk your dog to Blackness but when ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Our visit to blackness was on a dreary rainy day. The walk along the castle walls was very interesting. The rooms were nice to tour as well. We went out on the pier even though it was raining sideways...  more »
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  • I love visiting castles and historic sites, and this was no exception. The admission price is very reasonable, and the staff are super friendly. Fair warning, it does get very cold and windy, due to the location. So bring warm clothes and be prepared for slippy stonework if it rains. (We visited to mark off an item for a charity scavenger hunt, that called for footage of a Scottish castle. We were buying tickets when the wonderful lady in the shop waved the admission, since it was for a good cause!)
  • Dramatic location with great views. Intact castle with many stairways, passages and rooms to explore. Good picnic area. Hours of fun for all. Only a couple of cycle racks. Could do with a few more! Could sacrifice one of many car parking spaces for a few more cycle racks.
  • Such a cool castle and it looks amazing up close as it does being a focus point along this beautiful shoreline. Great views from here of the new forth bridge. I've lived locally all my life and only just visited this today and I wish I'd done it before now. I definitely recommend everyone visiting here.
  • A lovely visit for myself and some friends. Would strongly suggest going if you like castles and Scottish history. Great views of the river forth from the castle as well (even on cloudy days)
  • Great staff, reasonable price (£6 per adult) and a pleasingly intact old structure. Some great views from the ramparts too. It would be great if there was some reconstruction, as it is it's pretty bare but good for a clamber around a historical castle.

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