Blackness Castle


Blackness Castle was used as a prison during the years of the Covenant, in particular the 1670s and 1680s.

On 3 June 1680 soldiers from Blackness Castle went to Queensferry and tried to arrest Henry Hall of Haughhead and Rev Donald Cargill, who where at a house in Covenanter Lane, there. Only Hall was taken, Cargill managing to escape.

Blackness Castle



West Lothian

NGR - NT 056802


The castle is regularly open to the public. You can check opening times and admission prices on the castle website.