Thursday, 2 April 2015

Blackness Castle - Outlander Location

Outlander fans might recognise this location.

It is the amazing Blackness Castle which "stood in" for Fort William in a few of the episodes of the TV series of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander.

The er …. hmm … infamous whipping scene was filmed here (poor Jamie)!

Blackness Castle is on the south shore of the River Forth - you can see the Forth Bridges from the Caste.  It was built in the 15th century and was used as a prison, garrison and ammunition depot at various times in its history.  It is now, like many other properties used as Outlander locations, in the care of Historic Scotland.  Blackness was called "the ship that never sailed" because from the river its shape resembles a sort of stone ship!

Visiting Blackness Castle is not for the faint-hearted, but well worth a visit.  Walking round was better than a workout!  With all the stairs, battlements and uneven ground it was great exercise!  Perhaps I should start up a new exercise regime - Castles for Fitness!  You heard it here first!

Love, Liz


Fee said...

Looks fab, and practically on the doorstep too! xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

They were built to intimidate and that's just what they do, what an amazing place! :) xxx

The Vintage Knitter said...

That is one awesome castle. Imagine what it looked like in its day....If only walls could talk eh? xx

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Amazing. I have not seen Outlander, but I can imagine Macbeth on those ramparts.

VioletSky said...

More Outlander!!! Thank you.