Blackness Castle

Last Sunday was a gloriously warm day, but sadly there wasn’t much warmth at Blackness Castle! I don’t think Blackness Castle ever gets warm given its location right next to the Firth of Forth and I can imagine that it must be bitterly cold with cutting winds in the winter months.SAM_6270SAM_6264SAM_6291

When we got out of the car, I wondered why everyone was picnicking right in at the castle wall, but I soon realised this was the only comfortable place to eat, avoiding the  wind.

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My littlest man really loves going to castles and cheers when he hears we are going to one. He loves climbing and running round shouting “Attack!”

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There are lots of nooks and crannies in this castle to explore:SAM_6296SAM_6297

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The central lawn is lovely, but not very sheltered!

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The most sheltered spot is in the central tower and there are also some impressive views of the Forth Bridges and Luke had a fantastic time playing up here.

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So, we have ticked another Historic Scotland site off the list. Blackness is a formidable place with lots to get round. However, the chill in the air is a little off-putting and I would definitely recommend visitors wear a warm coat!

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