Fife | Town | ★★★

[Kirk Wynd has some of the town's most attractive old buildings]

Kirkcaldy vies with Dunfermline for the title of the largest town in the Kingdom of Fife. Like many of the coastal settlements on Fife's south coast, Kirkcaldy's historical growth came from fishing, coal mining and salt production. These were followed by something more unusual: the manufacture of lino(leum), popular as a floor covering until a few decades ago. These industries have all now declined but are remembered in the excellent town museum. The winding high street (with plenty of scope for shopping) also remains; its exceptional length has given the place its nickname: the "Lang Toun". There's further interest to the northeast. Following the underused esplanade in this direction reaches a cluster of sites to visit, dotted through old villages now swallowed up by Kirkcaldy. In the area known as Pathhead, Ravenscraig Castle is an unexpectedly substantial clifftop ruin; a little further on is the old fishing village of Dysart.

[Kirkcaldy High Street]

Location & info

📌 Kirkcaldy ★★★
Fife. High Street is at G.R.: NT 280914 ///

🚶 Beveridge Park and the museum / gallery are walkable from the town centre. Ravenscraig Castle is a longer walk; use the coast path to continue to Dysart (or take a bus).
🚆🚌 There's a railway station with trains from Edinburgh, Dundee and all along the Fife coast. If for some reason you'd rather use a bus, there are many options, including routes from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Dunfermline and several other local towns.
🚗 Central car parks have a charge, with plenty of free spaces a short walk from the centre.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Beveridge Park ★★★
>> Kirkcaldy Galleries ★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Ravenscraig Castle ★★ (1 mi →)
>> Dysart ★★ (2 mi →)

[Beveridge Park (6/9/17)]

[Kirkcaldy Galleries (6/9/17)]

[Ravenscraig Castle (6/9/17)]

[Dysart Harbour (6/9/17)]

[Buildings on Hunter Street]



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