Royal Burgh of Kinghorn - for residents and visitors alike

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About Us and the History of Kinghorn

Kinghorn is a large village of 3150 population, which boasts a charter making it an ancient Royal Burgh, with a history going back to the medieval kings of Scotland.  It was here that Alexander III died, leading to internal strife and a fight to retain independence from England.


Kinghorn nestles between the sandy, rocky coast and the loch.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO KINGHORN

By Train.
Kinghorn is on the East Coast Main Line and most main line trains stop at Inverkeithing and Kirkcaldy (3 miles). Local trains from Edinburgh stop at Kinghorn every 30 minutes for most of the day.  Last local train from Edinburgh to Dundee stopping at Kinghorn is 23.09 taking 39 minutes. For train times see train line.

By Bus.
Number 7 and 7A, Kirkcaldy-Dunfermline pass though Kinghorn every 30 minutes and X57 goes to Ferrytoll from Kirkcaldy with services to the Airport (747) and Edinburgh (various). See Travelline for details.

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SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION

The Auld Hoose

6-8 Nethergate,

Kinghorn, KY3 9SY

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There are many more interesting pages on our website and the sports, recreational, heritage and environmental pages of our sister Craigencalt Trust website, www.CraigencaltTrust.org.uk.

Pages on Genealogy - NEW

People often contact us with family history enquiries about Kinghorn or about the surname Kinghorn. Whilst we cannot help with individual enquiries we have put some sources here that people can follow up themselves. If you are researching an ancestor who lived in Kinghorn then we hope that you will find the links here useful. More links will be added with future updates.

Also see the brand new Kinghorn Historical Society website and See more on this website.

Send in your stories and poems

Oh lonely loch my land of dreams

How far how far the memories seem

Yet lonely loch can I forget

The place where childhood sweethearts met

Where hand in hand we gaily wandered

And by the burn side meandered

Past the pond where duck and swan

Glide and chatter and adorn……………….

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Kinghorn Loch Users Group (part of CRCT)

Kinghorn Loch Users Group (KLUG) is a  part of Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT), a charity dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the countryside around Kinghorn.  There are many projects on the go on Kinghorn Loch and the paths.  KLUG brings together everyone with a love of the loch - water sports (non-motorised), fishermen, sailors, walkers, landowners, bird watchers, Sustainable Communities Initiative - to maintain and improve the experience.  In 2013 we hosted the Scottish Open Water Swimming competition and the swimming group continues to come and brave the waters.  See more.

Come & Try Day - every May

A great success this year for the seventh “Come & Try” event at Kinghorn Loch, organised by Kinghorn Loch Users Group.  Although the weather was wet in the morning, it was beautifully warm, sunny and calm for the event - ideal for the purpose.  By 5pm the adults were exhausted. There were teas and scones that were very popular. Thank you so much to Kinghorn Sailing Club, Kirkcaldy Canoe Club, East of Scotland Swimming Club, SCI, our birdwatchers and everyone who helped.   See more.

Wild Flowers

Look at the galleries of photographs of our wild flowers.

There is a lot of information on the Craigencalt Rural Community Trust website including seasonal Wildflower Cards and a presentation on the wildflowers to be found in the area.


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Information on the environment of Kinghorn

The striking feature of the landscape are the remnants of volcanic vents and lava flows some 320 million years old. These form the nearby hill of The Binn (at 191 metres), the rounded peaks of the Lomond Hills to the north, the island of Inchkeith and of course the rock of Edinburgh Castle, Salisbury Crags and Arthurs Seat to the south. The Coastal Path looks out on numerous islets, rock pools and small beaches        

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Birds to be found in the area (on CRCT website)

See Bird Surveys.

See birds on the loch.

See Danny Wallace’s gallery.

Email Lovely Trees with your enquiry

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Coastal Therapies News 02-11-2013

The Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the countryside around Kinghorn, for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. The charity works with everyone with an interest in the area, including the landowners, and this has already been very beneficial in opening up and improving Rodanbraes, the Doric Wells Path, North Mire Path and maintenance work on the jetty and the barley straw rafts.  There are a number of projects planned and funded for 2013-2014; so please come and help.  See CRCT website for info.

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Visitor information about Kinghorn

Plenty on the recreational front, and three holiday parks. The adjoining tourist centres of Burntisland and Aberdour add to the range of attractions and all are connected by train on the north-east main line to Edinburgh and Dundee.

Kinghorn beach is an attractive sheltered bay with plenty of sand and a great place for families.  The boathouse of the Kinghorn Lifeboat is situated here and is called out to boats at risk in the open waters of the Firth of Forth.  The beach looks out onto Inchkeith  Island and across the firth to Arthurs Seat and the castle in Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills.  See More

Kinghorn Loch is just to the north and several watersports are carried out here - canoeing, sailing and open water swimming and the surrounding Binn Wildlife Conservation Area, stretching from Craigencalt to The Binn at Burntisland forms a traffic-free area for walkers, cyclists, horse-riders, bird and nature watchers to enjoy. See the Craigencalt Community website for more details.

Kinghorn Pathways and its Walking Group is part of Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT), a charity dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the countryside around Kinghorn.  The Trust has been extremely active in improving the Burnside Path from Kinghorn to Kinghorn Loch so that it is now suitable for smart shoes without getting wet and muddy.  The Rodanbraes and Binnend paths are greatly improved with lots for the children to enjoy.  Within Kinghorn the Trust has re-opened the historic Doric Wells Path with help from Fife Council.  There is lots to do still but all can enjoy walking, cycling or riding on the many paths around the village.  See more.

paths

Walking Festival this autumn - from Saturday 6th September to Sunday 14th.  There will be walks for every taste.  Short heritage walks within Kinghorn or Burntisland and guided bird watching at Kinghorn Loch.  Longer heritage walks, industrial heritage, birds, geology and those for the tremendous views and just for exercise.  For the children there will be “Three Billy Goats Gruff” with the troll under the bridge at Rodanbraes Path.  Lots for everyone and with lots of organisations providing guide leaders.  It will be a first and will be great.  Check it out on Craigencalt Trust website.

Poster for the Walking Festival 2014

Get more information on the Walking Festival.