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Blackness Castle, Edinburgh

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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • History/ good walks including dogs /tourist information and some parking. Would benefit from a cafe picnic tables available but a bacon butty and hot drink (Not from a machine) would go down well. We all love a walk around there through the trees and the beach A must on your list.
  • Great castle on the banks of the forth with plenty to explore for kids and great views all around. There is a car park but it's not huge, if you have to park near the village though it's not far to walk. The staff are helpfu and friendly and there is a small gift shop and some toilets, but these are up some steps so these may not be easily accessible for some disabled people and whilst the grounds are easily accessible, the same can't be said for much of the interior of the castle due to steps and natural stone floors in the internal courtyard. Some good views to be had from the top of the interior tower.
  • Interesting, beautiful. You can not only see the history, you might also feel it. Best to get here from Edinburgh by bus is the number c19 small but lovely buscompany. Entrance to blackness castle cost 6 pounds and you are able to go into every room
  • Great place to be around. If you are a photographer, the best place to be pictures of the castle and surrounding area - very picturesque Also can take pictures of the three bridges.
  • 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!)

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