Blackness Castle Cruise

Blackness Castle Cruise

Forth Boat Tours

Available to 30 October 2024

Book now from £20.00

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Enjoy the beauty of the Blackness Castle Cruise with Forth Boat Tours

Enjoy one of the best days out in Scotland. Take in views of the Three Bridges as you have never seen them before on the Blackness Castle Cruise. View this magnificent castle, known as the ship that never sails, from the comfort of the heated deck.

You'll pass Limekilns village, as mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped. It was from Limekilns that David Balfour and Alan Breck were carried across the Forth in a rowing boat.

What does my Blackness Castle river tour include?

  • Return boat trip to where you started
  • Heated Indoor Saloon for those who like to stay cozy!
  • Café & Bar if you fancy a bite
  • Full audio commentary alongside the sightseeing
  • Outside Viewing Deck for those who want a closer look! 

Explore Blackness Castle, one of the best castles in Scotland

Blackness Castle is a historic fortress located on the Firth of Forth, near the village of Blackness, Scotland. The castle was built in the 15th century and played an important role in the history of Scotland.

It was as a strategic stronghold during various conflicts, including the Wars of Scottish Independence and the Jacobite Uprisings.

Sail into the best of Scottish history on one of the best boat tours in Edinburgh

The River Forth is the passage into the heart of Scotland, and a cruise with Forth Boat Tours is a brilliant way to learn all about this gorgeous area. Whether for its coasts or its lochs, Scotland is a country synonymous with the water, and these tours are sure to make you appreciate why there’s so much love for it. 

Departing from the lovely little town of South Queensferry, you’ll board a fantastic ship and sail underneath some of the UK’s most impressive bridges and landmarks!

Hawes Pier,
South Queensferry EH30 9TB
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How to Find Us

The cruises depart from Hawes Pier, located in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. There is only limited parking available near the pier but there are several options for parking in the nearby area.

By car:

Hawes Pier Car Park:

There is a small car park located next to Hawes Pier, which is operated by Edinburgh Council. The car park has a limited number of spaces and can fill up quickly.

South Queensferry Town Centre Car Parks:

There are several pay and display car parks located in South Queensferry town centre. Most are only a short walk from Hawes Pier. These include the Shore Road Car Park and the Rosebery Hall Car Park, which is located on Rosebery Avenue.

On-Street Parking:

There is limited on-street parking available near Hawes Pier and in South Queensferry town centre. However, parking restrictions limits may apply, so be sure to check the signs before you park.

  • Cafe/Bar
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Tour Guide

Absolutely! Forth Boat Tours serve a selection of hot and cold drinks, light snacks and a wee dram and other spirits from the bar.

The fleet is not specifically designed for disabled access; however, a lot of wheelchair users and people with limited mobility do join Forth Boat Tours on board for the 90 minute sightseeing tours.

There is disabled parking at the promenade, close to the Hawes Pier (approximately 100m from the boat).

Forth Boat Tours do have a wheelchair ramp which can be used at certain tide heights. Please give them prior notice if you require the wheelchair ramp.

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