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Visit Blackness Castle car-free

There is a bus a few times a day (not Sunday) from Linlithgow to Blackness Square and it’s less than five minutes’ stroll from there to the castle. There are regular trains to Linlithgow from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Enjoy 25% off entry when you arrive car-free by train, bus or bike. 25% off the standard Adult, Child or Concession admission price when you book online with code GOOD25 and show bus/train ticket or bike on arrival.

National Route 76 goes right past the castle, providing a great 7-mile route from Dalmeny railway station along the Firth of Forth and through the grounds of Hopetoun House. Bo’ness is four miles along the coast in the other direction. Plan you cycle route here.

A long-distance walk, the John Muir Way, also passes by Blackness Castle.

Dalmeny Cars 0131 3000 767

If travelling by train, you can save money on bus fares by asking for a Linlithgow PlusBus ticket which is valid on buses in Linlithgow, including the route to Blackness Castle.

Scotrail have some great discounts if you’re travelling in a group of 3 or more, or with kids.

Blackness Castle access page.

About Blackness Castle

Built in the 15th century and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness Castle has been a royal castle, prison, armaments depot and film location for Hamlet and the BBC production of Ivanhoe. Blackness Castle is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed’ due to its great stone ship appearance. From the castle you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Firth of Forth and Fife.

For any queries about visiting contact Blackness Castle on 01506 834 807 or ticketing@hes.scot

Address: Blackness Castle, Blackness, Linlithgow, EH49 7NH. Visit Website