See Blackness Castle on the Outlander Tour of Scotland
After a visit to Edinburgh Castle, day 2 of the Outlander Tour of Scotland winds up with a visit to Blackness Castle. The castle stands in for Fort William in the upcoming STARZ Outlander television series.
Blackness Castle stands beside the Firth of Forth, at the seaport which in medieval times served the royal burgh of Linlithgow. The castle was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s more powerful families, the Crichtons. But Blackness was not destined to serve as a peaceful lordly residence. In 1453 it became a royal castle and its enduring roles were those of garrison fortress and state prison. In the twilight of its days in the later 19th century, Blackness served as an ammunition depot, but after the First World War it was decommissioned and passed into state care as a visitor attraction. Blackness is often referred to as ‘the ship that never sailed.’ This is because of its appearance, for from the seaward side it looks just like a great stone ship that has run aground.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to step into history and your favorite series of novels with this Outlander tour of Scotland!
The Romance Journeys Outlander Tour of Scotland is coming up on September 29 – October 11, 2015.
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