Blackness Castle

As Scotland has been pretty much drenched in bad weather this week I haven't been out much to take photographs. But, I do have some from last week of Blackness Castle. I was hoping for some nice sunset photographs, however, there was a lot of clouds in between me and the sun.

Blackness Castle is a 15th-century fortress, near the village of Blackness, Scotland, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It was built by Sir George Crichton in the 1440s. At this time, Blackness was the main port serving the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, one of the main residences of the Scottish monarch. The castle, together with the Crichton lands, passed to James II of Scotland in 1453, and the castle has been crown property ever since.