Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Blackness Castle overlooking the Firth of Forth

This is a place we had never heard of before until the lovely Bill took us there on Sunday!

It is just outside Edinburgh and it turns out has been the setting for many films and dramas including Doomsday, Macbeth, Hamlet (the one with Mel Gibson) - literally tonnes of films and has seen Oliver Reed, Roddy McDowell, blah, blah, blah......

Here is the lovely, lovely Harry.  He is a man who knows all about this Castle, and he was just delightful.  He told us all about the happenings, which resulted in one of the other ladies who happened to be here at the same time joining in the conversation to tell us how Melly boy liked to frequent the tea shop that was in the local Post Office every day when he was filming there!

Dexter pretending to be the Black Knight from the Monty Python sketch!

It is an odd castle, shaped like a ship and actually was used as a refuelling station during the second world war as it sits on the Firth of Forth.

This part of the castle had a great view over the Firth of Forth

The land facing sides of the castle seemed to have faces built into it.....

Even the rocks had faces like ghosts

Sunday had been a lovely day, still and calm.

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  1. Love the castle pictures. Reminds me of a trip I took to Scotland a couple decades ago. I just love how old everything is!

  2. You always go on the most interesting adventures!

  3. I had to read your post title 3 times - kept thinking you were talking about Colin Firth - or maybe I was just hoping you were.

  4. what an amazing selection of photographs, all so beautifully framed as well.

  5. Wonderful castle photos, thanks for sharing.

  6. Very cool castle! I want to visit now. Thanks for participating in Exploring with a Camera!