Linlithgow EH49 7NH
34.4 mi (49 mins) from Rosyth
7.3 mi (16 mins) from South Queensferry
17.7 mi (42 mins) from Leith
16.7 mi (35 mins) from Newhaven
52.3 mi (1 hour 11 mins) from Dundee
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
•Blackness Castle stands in for Fort William in series one of the TV show Outlander.
•The location – situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth looking across to Fife.
•The castle’s formidable appearance – visitors know they are not visiting a noble residence but a stronghold built for war.
•The views from the towers and curtain wall – a broad sweep of the Firth of Forth, including fine views of the rail and road bridges.