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Aberdour
Travel Guide

Aberdour featuring rocky coastline, a coastal town and a sandy beach

Encounter a medieval castle and an island abbey in the surroundings of this small beach town overlooking the Firth of Forth.

The charming coastal town of Aberdour is famous for its castle and sandy stretches. Browse shops along the twisting main street and quaint alleys in the town center.

Spend the afternoon at Aberdour Castle to enjoy its exquisite gardens and sea views. Note the various architectural styles added over the centuries since its original construction in the 1100s. Appreciate the garden’s serene ambiance. Here a 16th-century dovecote stands beside St. Fillan’s Church.

Inspect the array of boats in Aberdour Harbour. Enjoy views across the water of Inchcolm Island, Edinburgh and other villages. The island contains Inchcolm Abbey, a well-preserved 12th-century ruin. Peruse the various halls and chambers to imagine island life as it was many centuries ago. Hike around the island in search of intriguing wildlife and vegetation.

Back on the mainland, practice your swing at Aberdour Golf Club. Savor pleasant views of water and trees while you play.

Bring the kids to Deep Sea World for the United Kingdom’s largest collection of eagle rays. Come face to face with a shark called Tinkerbell. The aquarium offers diving experiences with tiger sharks. Walk through one of the country’s largest underwater tunnels to see the amphibians, conger eels and other tropical fish.

The aquarium stands at the northern entrance to the iconic Forth Bridge, which was completed in 1890. Cross the structure from North Queensferry to South Queensferry, just west of Edinburgh. Note that the bridge appears on many Scottish coins and banknotes.

Winters in Aberdour are cold, but not freezing, with occasional snow flurries. Summers are mild to warm, which is ideal for coastal walks.

The town is on the northern flank of the Firth of Forth, just across from Edinburgh. Get a train from Aberdour Railway Station to the Scottish capital in 30 minutes. You can also drive the 18-mile (29-kilometer) journey via the Forth Bridge. Nearby towns include Burntisland and Dalgety Bay.

Aberdour has a lovely main street at its heart and medieval treasures nearby.

Aberdour Hotel
Aberdour Hotel
3 out of 5
38 High Street, Fife, Burntisland, Scotland
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Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 20 mi (32 km) of Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and Princes Street Gardens. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
"The hotel in general was okay for the price however my main gripe was with the car park situation the car park is the actual railway car park and taking your luggage from the car park to the hotel is a bit of a saga crossing a busy road"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Aberdour Hotel
The Woodside Exclusive Use, Aberdour, Fife
The Woodside Exclusive Use, Aberdour, Fife
High Street 82, Burntisland, SCT
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This family-friendly Burntisland holiday home is located by the sea, 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Aberdour Castle, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Deep Sea World and Pittencrieff ...
The Woodside Exclusive Use, Aberdour, Fife
The Courtyard
The Courtyard
3.5 out of 5
13 Hewitt Place Aberdour, Burntisland, Scotland
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Situated in Burntisland, this cottage is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Aberdour Castle and within 9 miles (15 km) of Deep Sea World and Pittencrieff Park. Dunfermline ...
The Courtyard
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Fraser Suites Edinburgh
Fraser Suites Edinburgh
4 out of 5
Fraser Suites Edinburgh, 12 - 26 St Giles Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is £83 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Giles' Cathedral and Princes Street Gardens. Greyfriars Kirk and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,155 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, enjoyed stay, excellent for overseas visitor's, close to all the historical buildings of Edinburgh,"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2020

Fraser Suites Edinburgh
Destiny Scotland - St. Andrew Square Apartments
Destiny Scotland - St. Andrew Square Apartments
3.5 out of 5
9 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Located in New Town, this apartment building is steps away from St. Andrew Square and Princes Street. George Street and Edinburgh Dungeon are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (215 reviews)
"Had a great time apartment very clean. Great location. Bit disappointed when we got there & couldn’t get in phoned the number I was given & hadn’t been told we had to pay £200 deposit! Got sorted in the end & eventually got in. Would definitely recommend & will most definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 29 Jul 2020

Destiny Scotland - St. Andrew Square Apartments
Destiny Scotland - Distillers House
Destiny Scotland - Distillers House
5 out of 5
8-12 Torphichen St, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is £90 per night from 24 May to 24 May
Located in Haymarket, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), Princes Street, and Usher ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (205 reviews)
Wonderful stay
"A great little gem of a place right near Haymarket Station. The apartment itself was stunning and the facilities (especially the shower) were brilliant. Would definitely book again."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2020

Destiny Scotland - Distillers House
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