Aberdour ( (listen); Scots: , Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dobhair) is a scenic and historic village on the south coast of Fife, Scotland. It is on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, looking south to the island of Inchcolm and its Abbey, and to Leith and Edinburgh beyond. According to the 2011 census, the village has a population of 1,633.
The village's winding High Street lies a little inland from the coast. Narrow lanes run off it, providing access to the more hidden parts of the village and the shoreline itself. The village nestles between the bigger coastal towns of Burntisland to the east and Dalgety Bay to the west.
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Lorna Barton | Apr 11, 2018
Brilliant castle and nicely preserved in places. My partner and I came here to be kids on Easter Sunday. We took part in the Easter egg hunt of trying to find the castle cat. Such good fun. The castle was really busy but it is so large that it is easy to escape people at times. The gardens are also worth taking the time to walk in. The beehive Doocot is an especially lovely feature.
Craig Smith | Mar 15, 2018
This is a lovely wee castle to visit, especially on a bright summers day with your family. There's loads to see and do in the castle grounds and the views across Silversands Bay are fantastic. If you've got kids it's the perfect place to let them run wild as there's plenty of wide open green spaces, and if you've got a Historic Scotland membership it's free to get in too. Winner!
Derek Reid | Feb 11, 2018
Brilliant place for a visit with kids. Made all the more special as Lego Brick Wonders was on exhibition at same time in the upper levels. Will take the kids back as great place for them to do some exploring.
Iain Dick | Feb 21, 2018
Well worth a visit. Historical and beautiful grounds in a lovely setting. Easy to get to as it's right beside Aberdour train station.
Evelyn Henderson | Feb 28, 2018
There are enough rooms still complete and with roofs within this ruined castle to see what life was like then. Lovely painted ceiling and each area has some description about its' use and how it would have looked. Take your time, it's not a big place.
Jamie Inglis | May 21, 2018
Great little castle often overlooked. Lovely terraces at the back which would have been spectacular as gardens (hint)!. A peaceful and pleasant picnic spot. Very impressive dovecot as well. A good stop on the Fife Coastal Path.
Caroline Reid | May 31, 2018
This is a castle ruin with gardens and a pleasant tea room. The cakes were delicious and enormous but £2.90 for a pot of tea for one was a bit steep. There's a walled garden and other grounds to wonder round as well. A nice way to spend an hour or so. Friendly staff.
Stephen Silver | May 17, 2018
A lovely smallish castle and grounds worth visiting. Although parts of the castle are ruinous due to the ravages of time, pretty much all of it is still safely accessible. The gardens are beautiful and very well maintained, and at roughly £6 for entry it's worth the price. I will say though that if you have small children, there isn't a great deal for them.
Karen Greechan | May 5, 2018
Beautiful spot with tranquil walk through gardens to church. Castle itself has lots to explore and was hosting a lego exhibition. Only drawback was the cafe had sold out of nearly all food but we food a lovely deli at the bottom of the hill.
Alexander von Nollen | Jun 19, 2018
A wonderful castle with a colourful history. Aberdour castle boasts well preserved rooms and is also partially ruined. Informational signs around the grounds give fascinating insight into the history of three castle and illustrations help visitors to perceive what life may have been like for former inhabitants. Aberdour castle is set very close to the coast and offers stunning views from the upper levels. Adjoining the castle is a beautiful little chapel which is well worth a visit.
Charlene Symington | Jul 18, 2018
Beautiful castle and gardens to explore that are a mix of ruins & complete rooms that allow you to envisage life here when the castle was in use. The painted ceiling is a lovely example is decor from the 18th century too. Its also worth having a potter around the graveyard of the church next to it many old graves to explore.
Chris Ramsay | Jul 12, 2018
Absolutely brilliant little place. For such a small castle, there is so much to do here. Lots of info on the history of the building. The cafe is great and the scones are tasty. The grounds are well kept and staff as nice as they could be.
dode paton | Jul 7, 2018
Another great golf course in fife 2 tricky par 3s to start. Couple tricky holes from 7 to 11. Great finishing holes to post good score. Great views and lovely club house with great food.
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