Welcome to Burntisland -  in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

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The beach and Lammerlaws, 6 January 2018.


Heritage Exhibition 2018


Heritage Trails leaflet


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Award Winning Beach

Beacon Centre & Swimming Pool

This website had 174,000 visitors
in the year to June 2017.

The Royal Burgh of Burntisland is a coastal resort on the Firth of Forth, and has a population of about 6,000. It is well known to generations of day trippers, who return time and again to enjoy the beach, the Links and the annual summer fairground. The town's role as an industrial centre is now of less importance, following the closure of the aluminium works at the end of November 2002.

The highlight of the summer is the Highland Games in July, which attract thousands of visitors. The town has a highly rated 18-hole golf course, a popular bowling green, and a modern leisure centre which includes a swimming pool.

Burntisland also has many historic attractions. Among the notable buildings are the Parish Church, which was built between 1592 and 1595, and Rossend Castle, parts of which date from the thirteenth century. The local Heritage Trust holds annual summer exhibitions at the Heritage Centre in the Kirkgate, and also gives free guided historical walks. Scotland's Museum of Communication has annual exhibitions at its base in the High Street.

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