In 1572 dashing young Lord Claud Hamilton has seized Blackness Castle on behalf of Mary Queen of Scots following her forced abdication. Holding it against all comers and sallying forth with his men visiting retribution on her enemies.
Come and meet one of Hamilton’s men and hear about siege warfare in the sixteenth century.
Get hands on and feel the weight of the arms and armour of the time and take the opportunity to brush up on your pike, sword and buckler skills.
Included in the normal admission price.
4m NE of Linlithgow on the Firth of Forth, off the A904
From Linlithgow train station walk 5 mins to Linlithgow Cross on the High Street, First Bus number 49 to Blackness. Walk 6 minutes to castle.
If you're planning on visiting Linlithgow Palace, Torphichen Preceptory and Blackness Castle, then buy your PLUSBUS ticket at only £2.30 for one day of unlimited travel, it is definitely worth while