"Harbour, Castle, and Prison"Blackness Castle was built in the 15th century beside the harbour serving the important royal burgh of Linlithgow. It was used as a state prison until the 1707 Treaty of Union, holding for the most part of high or middle rank. The best known prisoner was Cardinal Beaton, confined here for about a month in 1543.
|Placed By||Historic Scotland|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||30V E 467788 N 6206813|
|Decimal Degrees||56.00551667, -3.51655000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 56° 0.331', W 3° 30.993'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||56° 0' 19.86" N, 3° 30' 59.58" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9 Nosirrom Terrace, Blackness EH49 7NQ, GB|
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