Blackness Castle (Historic Scotland)
Built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons, Blackness was never destined as a peaceful lordly residence; its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison.
Museum, Historic house or home, Castle or defences
Open All Year (Winter closed all day Thursday & Friday)
1 April to 30 September
Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 6.30pm
Last tickets sold at 6pm
1 October to 31 March
Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Last tickets sold at 4pm
Christmas and New Year Period
Closed 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January.
Access: There are display boards around the lawn although uneven ground and cobbles make it difficult for visitors using wheelchairs.
There are gravel paths around the lawn and there is some fine shrubbery in the grounds. The castle has spectacular views across to the Fife coast and Forth bridges.
Parking is available at the site. Visitors with disabilities can be set down closer. Toilets are not adapted.