Aberdour, the self-styled “Jewel of Fife”, is a seaside resort at the mouth of the River Dour. From its main beach there are views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh Castle, with Inchcolm Abbey (see previous post) in the foreground. Activities available for visitors to the resort include golf with a view, walking and watersports. St Fillan’s Church has a 12th century nave and chancel. The castle, which overlooks the harbour, dates from the 14th century, but was built on the site of a 12th century towerhouse. During the 16th and 17th centuries the castle was extended and converted into a luxurious home with impressive formal terraced gardens and a bowling green. There is also a dovecote and a 52-foot deep well.
In a move redolent of David Cameron’s “Big Society”, it was recently reported that members of the public in Aberdour are to be issued with speed guns. Volunteers will be trained to use the guns to identify speeding motorists, but will not be able to arrest anyone. The move is an attempt to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding. Good luck with that, folks.
Map of the area.