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An aerial view of Blackness Castle, River Forth, Linlithgow, West Lothian
Blackness Castle on the south bank of the River Forth. Three miles (five by road) east of Bo'ness and not far from The House of the Binns.


An aerial view of Blackness Castle, River Forth, Linlithgow, West Lothian
You can see across the Forth to Charlestown and Limekilns, both in Fife.


An aerial view of Blackness Castle, River Forth, Linlithgow, West Lothian
From further west.


An aerial view of Blackness Castle, River Forth, Linlithgow, West Lothian
From closer in the unique boat shape of the castle is clearly shown pointing across the River Forth.

The castle is described as “The Ship That Never Sailed”.


An aerial view of Blackness Castle, River Forth, Linlithgow, West Lothian
These are the remains of St Ninian's chapel, just inshore from the castle. Destroyed by Cromwell in 1650.

St Ninian for whom this chapel was named was the man who brought Christianity to Scotland, long before anyone else.