Blackness Castle, Three Bridges & Cream Tea Cruise Tour Duration 90mins.
Blackness Castle stands by the Firth of Forth, at the port that served the royal burgh of Linlithgow in medieval times. Though built in the 15th century as a lordly residence for the Crichtons, one of Scotland’s more powerful families, it soon took on other roles.
Blackness went on to become:
- a Royal castle, in 1453
- a garrison fortress
- a state prison
- an ammunition depot, in the later 19th century
The castle was decommissioned after the First World War and passed into state care as a visitor attraction. Blackness is often called ‘the ship that never sailed’. From the seaward side it looks just like a great stone ship run aground.
Child: (5-15) £10.00
- Firth of Forth boat trip
- Unrivalled views of the Three Bridges
- Observation lounge or outside decks
- Fun day out with friends and family
- Scone, preserve and cream with a choice of tea or coffee
Wildlife & the Sights
During your tour, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see a wide variety of marine wildlife. In addition, you will get great views of Blackness Castle, as featured in Outlander, the historic coastline of Fife, and Britain’s second Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales which is under construction at Rosyth Dockyard. And, of course, you will get to see the three Forth bridges as you have never seen them before.
For Your comfort
There is a café-bar serving a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks. Guests are welcome to enjoy the sea breeze and views from the outside decks, some of which have weatherproof seating. If the weather is less inviting, the heated observation lounge has fantastic views. A guided commentary means you won’t miss a thing wherever you sit. And, of course, you will get to see the three Forth bridges as you have never seen them before.