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It’s official! Burntisland is Fife’s Favourite Conservation Area

Burntisland is Fife’s Favourite Conservation Area

Nearly 2000 people have voted for their favourite conservation area in Fife following a three month online vote.

The vote coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act which first established conservation areas.

Conservation areas were introduced in response to widespread public concern over the pace of redevelopment in Britain’s historic towns and cities. A Conservation Area is typically designated for part or all of a village or urban area which has particular architectural or historic interest. It is recognised by this designation that conservation areas have a special character and appearance worthy of protection and enhancement.

With its safe, sandy beach, dramatic volcanic plug as a backdrop and the 15th-century Rossend Castle, Burntisland is a wonderful place to visit. If you go in July the Highland Games - one of the oldest in the world - is worth seeing. Burntisland is also home to the 10th-oldest golf club in the world, and visitors are made very welcome.

There are guided historical walks round the town in the summer and an annual exhibition. Burntisland is a great place for families, with a fun fair in the summer months, a leisure centre right next to the beach and lovely walks along the Fife Coastal Path.

Discover more on Burntisland here


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