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blog 22.11.2018

5 Reasons to visit Blackness Castle this winter

Winter is upon us, and with so much to see and do at Blackness Castle this year, there are even more reasons to wrap warm and explore! From Lego models to getting behind the scenes of ‘Outlaw King’, read on for 5 top reasons to venture to Blackness.

See 'Brick City' - an exhibition of Lego

A must see for families and Lego enthusiasts, Brick City is a celebration of iconic buildings from cities around the world, carefully recreated in LEGO® bricks by artist Warren Elsmore and his team. This fantastic exhibition is included in the usual admission price to Blackness Castle, so come along between 21st November 2018 and the 24th March 2019 for this fantastic added extra to your visit.

Brick City, Wednesday 21st November 2018 to Sunday 24th March 2019
Included in admission



Explore all week!

New for winter 2018, Blackness Castle is now open all week in the winter, so you can explore every day! Previously the castle was closed on Thursdays and Fridays through the winter months, so we are delighted to now be welcoming visitors every day.


For more information on opening times and admission prices:


Get behind the scenes of 'Outlaw King'

New Netflix feature film ‘Outlaw King’ follows Robert the Bruce’s battle to regain control after being made an outlaw by the King of England for taking the Scottish Crown.

Get behind the scenes and visit Blackness Castle, which was used as a filming location and stars as Yorkshire Castle in the film. Explore more and head to Linlithgow Palace too, which also stars as Bruce’s castle chapel.

Visit Blackness Castle: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/blackness-castle/
Visit Linlithgow Palace: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/linlithgow-palace/

Get hands on with nature with our winter Ranger events

Come along on 13th January for our ‘Winter Wildlife Workshop’ with our Rangers who work on-site at Blackness Castle. Drop in between 12pm and 1.30pm to learn how to give wildlife a helping hand this winter. Make a bird feeder, bird box or a minibeast home to take away.
Winter Wildlife Workshop, Sunday 13th January, 12pm-1.30pm

Free drop-in event, does not include admission to Blackness Castle

Winter Ranger Events: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/whats-on/event/?eventId=808b038b-96a7-455a-b662-a7cf00e6672c

Try our explorer backpacks

This year we’ve loved seeing children enjoy using our Explorer Backpacks. Come along and borrow your own, and see stories you can create using our puppets, instruments and torches.

Blackness Castle: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/blackness-castle/

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