Old pier at Hawkcraig Point, near Aberdour

Aberdour is a picturesque coastal village in Fife, Scotland.

Get in

By car

Aberdour is a twenty minute drive North of Edinburgh over the Forth Bridge.

By train

Aberdour Station gardens

The village is also served by excellent bus/train links. Aberdour is on the "Fife Circle" train line from Edinburgh. Trains from Edinburgh take 30 minutes, and there are often 2 per hour.

On foot

Aberdour is on the Fife Coastal Path, and is about three miles from Burntisland, on a cinder path (suitable for cycles) which runs close to the railway line.

Get around

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


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.


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