Useful links

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Food:

Sunrise Bakehouse – artisan bakery on the shopping street.

C. Sinclair Fish Merchants – wonderful local fishmonger.

The Roasting Project – one of Burntisland’s trendy coffee houses.

The Fix Fife – another fabulous coffee shop in Burntisland.

Novelli’s ice cream parlour – unmissable.

Artisan Fridays – all-day local produce market every Friday in Kirkcaldy.

Blacketyside FarmPYO and excellent farm shop + cafe about half an hour’s drive from Burntisland.

A Room With A View – acclaimed restaurant in neighbouring Aberdour.

There are also several takeaways (including Friendlies, the Chinese takeaway on the high street) and supermarkets. We recommend Morrissons in Kirkcaldy and Asda in Dalgety Bay or Dunfermline.

Heritage:

Rossend Castle (Burntisland) – privately owned, visible from outside the Burntisland Studio building!

Burntisland Reformation Churchthe only one of its kind.

Kirkton – Burntisland ruined 11th Century church, restored 2014.

Ravenscraig Castle & park (Kirkcaldy) – lovely unassuming park leading down to the bay.

Aberdour Castle & gardens – be sure to visit Aberdour beach too.

Burntisland Heritage Trust – great resource for historical info.

The Museum of Communication – fascinating museum in Burntisland.

Wemyss Caves and McDuff’s Castle – picturesque historic sites on the coast near Burntisland. Wemyss caves have ancient Picktish carvings.

Falkland – fascinating historic inland village built around the amazingly well-preserved 16th Century palace of James IV. The best example of French-style Renaissance architecture in Scotland. Easily recognisable in episode 1 of Outlander!

Culross – pronounced ‘Coo-riss’; delightful coastal village with many buildings dating from the 17th Century. Birthplace of Saint Mungo. Also seen in Outlander!

Nature:

The Binn – volcanic outcrop behind the town.

Kinghorn Loch – a scenic inland loch in our neighbouring town.

Wemyss Caves – historically significant caves nearby.

Lomond Hills – 25 square miles of pretty country park.

Cairngorms – mountainous national park, stunning scenery.

Beaches at St Andrews all beautiful in different ways. West Sands is famous from Chariots of Fire – but can you run the length of it without collapsing?! St Andrews is a beautiful town, and very highly recommended as a day trip, too.