"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Kinghorn

Kinghorn (Gaelic: Ceann Gronna) is a town in Fife, Scotland. A seaside resort with two beaches, Kinghorn Beach and Pettycur Bay, plus a fishing port, it stands on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, opposite Edinburgh. According to the 2008 population estimate, the town has a population of 2,930.

Known as the place where King Alexander III of Scotland died, it lies on the A921 road and the Fife Coastal Path. Kinghorn railway station is on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Fife Circle railway lines. Kinghorn only has a primary school so high school pupils must travel by bus to Balwearie High School in Kirkcaldy.

The town's lifeboat station is one of Scotland's busiest - regularly getting called out to all sorts of emergencies in the Firth. Currently stationed at Kinghorn is an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, B-836 "Tommy Niven".

Local authority: Fife Council

OS Grid Reference: NT272869

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Things to see and do in and around Kinghorn

  • Beacon Leisure Centre
  • Burntisland Edwardian Museum
  • Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery
  • Wonder World Soft Play
  • Ravenscraig Park
  • Kartstart Kirkcaldy

Tourist Information

Kirkcaldy
Tourist Information Centre
Kirkcaldy Galleries
War Memorial Gardens
Abbotshall Road
Fife
Central Scotland
Scotland
KY1 1YG

Phone 01592 267 775
Email info@visitscotland.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/kingdom-fife/

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 29 April

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
SSE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 80%
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09:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SSE
Pressure 1013
Humidity 77%
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12:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
SE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 63%
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15:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
E
Pressure 1011
Humidity 66%
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18:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
SSE
Pressure 1011
Humidity 73%
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21:00


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SE
Pressure 1011
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
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