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Old pier at Hawkcraig Point, near Aberdour

Aberdour is a picturesque coastal village in Fife, Scotland.

Get in[edit]

Aberdour is a twenty minute drive North of Edinburgh over the Forth Bridge. The village is also served by excellent bus/train links, and is close to the M8 motorway. It's awesome!

Get around[edit]

Aberdour can be walked around in a couple of hours - take the Fife Coastal Path from the train station to the idyllic Silver Sands beach, then proceed to head West towards the Black Sands beach and picturesque harbour. Cut up the steep Hawkcraig Road and you'll arrive in the historic and rustic heart of the village - with friendly pubs, restaurants and unusual boutique shops.


Aberdour Castle
Aberdour Castle plan
  • Aberdour Castle. Is a fascinating, 12th-century castle which was granted by Robert the Bruce to his friend and nephew, Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray. It includes the beautiful and well-maintained castle gardens, as well as a spectacular beehive-shaped dovecot built at the end of the sixteenth century.
  • The Silver Sands Beach is one of Scotland's seven Blue Flag awarded beaches, and is incredibly popular in summer time. For those after a bit of peace and quiet, the Black Sands Beach may be more to your tastes.
  • Aberdour Railway Station is a beautifully kept and cared for example of a traditional station, and regularly wins the "Best Station and Gardens in Great Britain" award.



Aberdour is well equipped for the hungry tourist/local. All of the village pubs and hotels have popular restaurants.

  • Cedar Inn, Shore Road.
  • Room With A View, award winning seafood restaurant. Very popular - book to avoid disappointment! [1]


For a village of its size, Aberdour has a huge amount of pubs per person (it's the Scottish way!). The pubs are all within 5 minutes walking distance of each other, and most are traditional Scottish establishments, with friendly locals and bar staff.


  • Woodside Hotel and Aberdour Hotel are popular year round, and there are many local B&B's and self-catering accommodation options.


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