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An A-Z guide to visiting Levenmouth

02 February 24

Things to do

Levenmouth is a treasure trove of experiences, from its beautiful beaches and historic sites to outdoor adventures. Whatever your interest, this A-Z guide ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy in this delightful sunny corner of Scotland. And this year the new rail link to Leven commencing 2nd June, means it's even easier to get to.

A for Artists - Levenmouth, in particular Lower Largo, has always been popular with artists and there are several events throughout the year including Largo Arts Week and their Winter Festival. Did you know that Leven beach inspired Jack Vettriano's painting 'The Singing Butler'.

B for Beaches - Levenmouth's fabulous coastal location means you can be sure of beautiful beaches. All you'll need is a bit of sun!

C for Coast - Explore the breathtaking coastline with a variety of scenic walking routes that offer stunning views of the Firth of Forth, stopping off at one of the many cafes along the way including the Beach Coffee House in Leven and the Aurrie Cafe in Lower Largo. Don't miss Blacketyside Farm Shop and Cafe where you can buy and sample Fife's finest local produce.

D for Dumbarnie Links - One of Fife's newest golf courses, Dumbarnie Links opened in 2020 and offers an exciting an memorable golfing experience.

E for East Neuk  - Levenmouth is the perfect base for a short break and you won't want to miss its charming neighbour, the East Neuk, with picturesque fishing villages to explore and delightful seafood restaurants.

F for Fife Coastal Path - Located on Fife's stunning coastline, Leven is the perfect base for discovering the Fife Coastal Path - Scotland's longest continous coastal path stretching 117 miles in total. A walker's paradise with lots of highlights along the way, break it up into manageable chunks and enjoy lots of stop-offs along the way.

G for Golf - Tee off at one of the area's world-class golf courses, including Lundin Links, a favorite among golf enthusiasts, Lundin Ladies which is a 9 hole, Dumbarnie Links or Scoonie.

H for Heritage - Levenmouth has a fascinating history dating back thousands of years. Travel through time from the Stone Age through to the Picts to the coal mines and beyond. Explore the heritage trails or visit Methil Heritage centre and the Wemyss Caves.

I for Isle of May - Just a few miles along the coast from Anstruther, why not take a boat trip to the magical Isle of May which is a nature reserve and birdwatcher's paradise, home to 90,000 pairs of nesting puffins each year.

J for James Wemyss Statue - The James Wemyss Statue can be found in Buckhaven. Learn about local history and the role of this influential figure in the area's coal mining heritage in the Buckhaven Museum.

K for Kennoway Pump Track - Kennoway Pump Track is a wonderful 240m floodlit pump track built by Velosolutions UK, suitable for all age and skill ranges.

L for Largo Law and Letham Glen - If you're feeling energetic, why not hike up Largo Law to enjoy stunning panoramic views or enjoy a wander through Letham Glen.

M for Macduff's Castle - Don't miss Macduff's Castle along the Fife Coastal Path. The present ruins are the remains of the home of the Wemyss family, who lived there from the 14th century, and their successors in the 16th century.

N for Nature Reserves - Explore local nature reserves, like Letham Glen and Denbeath Nature Park.

O for Outdoor Adventures - From hiking to cycling and watersports, the Levenmouth area offers a wide range of activities for outdoor enthusiasts.

P for Play - Levenmouth is a fantastic family destination with plenty to keep the kids entertained from alpaca walks to beachcomber arcades.

Q for Quaint Villages - Explore the picturesque villages of Levenmouth, each with their own unique charm and character including Lower Largo the Wemyss Villages.

R for Robinson Crusoe - Did you know that Lower Largo was the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe? Don't miss the statue when you're out and about exploring.

S for Silverburn Park - Explore 27 acres of mixed woodland, shrubbery and grassland offering great walking, running and cycling opportunities with the focal point being a stunning and well maintained walled garden. Grab a cuppa in the Cottage Window cafe.

T for Together Levenmouth Hub - For crazy golf and escape rooms, head to the Together Levenmouth hub on Leven High Street for family fun.

U for Unique Attractions  - Seek out the lesser-known treasures in the area, including the Standing Stanes at Lundin Ladies golf course, the beautiful gardens at Wemyss Castle Gardens, the Wemyss CavesMacduff's Castle or discover fascinating sculptures at Lower Largo.

V for Views - Whether it's from Largo Law or the Fife Coastal Path, breathtaking views are around every corner.

W for Wemyss Caves - The caves contain the largest collection of Pictish inscribed symbols in one place and well worth a visit. Book a guided tour with Saves Wemyss Ancient Caves

X for eXciting events - Check out our What's On for details of events and festival taking place in the area. 

Y for You Time - Just being by the water and the relaxing sound of the waves, makes Levenmouth the perfect place to kick back, relax and refuel the soul...and take time for you!

Z for Zen Moments - Find your inner peace on the serene beaches, quiet gardens, and peaceful trails that Levenmouth offers.You could even try some wild water swimming at Lower Largo.

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