Monday, 11 July 2016

Blackness Castle

Alessio and I were in Scotland in April and we did a day trip with my parents to Blackness Castle near to Edinburgh, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It is part of Historic Scotland which my parents have a membership and not so far for a day trip from Dundee.

This very impressive castle was built in 15th century by the Crichton family, one of Scotland`s most powerful families. It has wonderful views of the Forth rail and road bridges and not to mention the shore lines in both directions.

The castle is often called " the ship that never sailed" due to the fact that it`s fortifications look like the shape of a ship. We climbed up the towers and walked along the wall and there is lots of information which lets you know what each room was and how it was used. Very near is the village of Blackness where you could get a bit to eat, as there is nothing at the castle itself.

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