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The opening of the first Tay Railway Bridge in 1878 transformed the tiny ferry port of Newport-on-Tay into a highly-desirable suburb of Dundee. Grand villas were built on the hillside, while pretty cottages sprang up along the banks of the River Tay. Newport-On-Tay was soon the place to live - and it’s now just as enviable a place to live and to visit.

Situated between the Tay Road Bridge and the Tay Rail Bridge, the views from Newport-on-Tay – and it’s very-near-neighbour, Wormit - are stunning. Look across the Tay to the iconic V&A Dundee; along the river towards Perth and far-away mountains; and to the still-visible remains of the original Tay Bridge, which collapsed almost 150 years ago, throwing a train packed with passengers into the river.

The town has retained its Victorian air of prosperity, with a busy high street and excellent places to eat and drink, including the family-run Kitschnbake on the waterfront. Treat yourself to a taste of Fife with a visit to renowned chef Jamie Scott’s restaurant, The Newport, or try his cakes and bakes at his nearby artisan bakery. 

Burn off those calories by following the Fife Coastal Path to Balmerino and its once magnificent abbey, burial site of Queen Ermingarde, widow of William the Lion.

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