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Aberdour is a picturesque coastal village in the south of Fife, Scotland.


Aberdour has a population of 1,680, which has been falling in recent times.

The vilage is in two halves, Easter and Wester Aberdour either side of the Dour burn with the population almost equally distributed.

Get inEdit

Aberdour is a twenty minute drive North of Edinburgh over the Forth Bridge. Aberdour is around 10 minutes east of the Rosyth Junction of the A90, which connects Edinburgh with Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen. The village is also served by the award winning Aberdour Train station with regular trains to Edinburgh, around the fife circle. Please note trains listed as going to Glenrothes with Thornton continue around the fife circle although it is quicker to travel past Glenrothes by going in the opposite direction to Inverkeithing and then continuing towards and Dunfermline. Aberdour has bus services, The Stagecoach in Fife route 7 links Aberdour with Kirkaldy and Leven in the East and Dunfermline in the west. It has a frequency of approximately 20 minutes. One bus an hour links Aberdour with the Ferrytoll park and ride in Inverkeithing where direct buses can be taken to Edinburugh

Get aroundEdit

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 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.


There are a number of boutique shops catering for tourist and local alike.

  • Blake's Vintage and Collectables, High Street.
  • Coastal Reflections, Shore Road.
  • Hearts Desire, Shore Road.
  • Mystic Moments, High Street.


Aberdour is well equipped for the hungry tourist/local. Some of the village pubs and hotels serve food.

  • Aberdour Bakery, High Street.
  • Aberdour Hotel, High Street.
  • Cafe @ Number 16, Shore Road.
  • McTaggat's Deli, High Street.
  • Post and Pantry, High Street.
  • Sands, a Place by the Sea, Hawkcraig Road.
  • Room With A View, award winning seafood restaurant. Very popular - book to avoid disapointment! [1]
  • Aberdour Hotel, High st. Book to avoid a possible wait for a table  edit


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.

  • Aberdour Hotel, High Street.
  • Foresters Arms, High Street.
  • Woodside Hotel, High Street.


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

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