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Kingsbarns, Fife

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Kingsbarns, Fife

The village of Kingsbarns lies near the eastern coast of Fife, Scotland, in an area known as the East Neuk, 6.5 miles southeast of St Andrews and 3.6 miles north of Crail. The name derives from the area being the location of the barns used to store grain before being transported to the Palace at Falkland, Fife. Folk musician James Yorkston was brought up in Kingsbarns. The coast around Kingsbarns is also known as a challenging surfing area.
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNO5912
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityFife

Other names by which Kingsbarns, Fife has been known in the past


Kingsbarns, Fife in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kingsbarns, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Fife - par., 4074 ac., pop. 795; vil., 3 miles NW. of Crail and 7 miles SE. of St Andrews, pop. 389; P.O.; at one time there were royal barns or granaries here.

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