River Forth, Midlothian
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.
You can see across the Forth to Charlestown and Limekilns, both in Fife.
From further west.
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”.
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.