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Close by to all the amenities of the East Neuk of Fife

This tiny village is just along the coastline from St Andrews with views over the North Sea. With all the amenities you’d expect, including a small shop, post office and a Hotel/bar restaurant, it’s ideal for a getaway without going too far off the beaten track.

What makes Kingsbarns is the Links Golf Course just outside the village and the nearby white sandy beach. Add in the Cambo Estate just a 5-minute drive away with its Victorian walled gardens, ancient woodlands and award-winning distillery, and you’re sure to come away rested, relaxed and refreshed by this stunning place.

Kingsbarns may be a small village, but it’s packed with opportunity. St Andrews is a mere 15-minute drive away with many historic landmarks, golf courses and beaches on the way. Heading south, you’ll pass through Crail for a snapshot of historic Scotland at its finest, then along the coast to Anstruther, Cellardyke, St. Monans, Elie and all their wonderful attractions.

Wherever or however you manage your Kingsbarns stay, its rich history as a grain store town and evolution into a top-tier golf and whisky-lovers dream is a special one that will interest even the most sceptical visitors.

Explore Kingsbarns

  • Why is it called Kingsbarns?

    The village was predominantly agricultural back in the day, and its name stems from the fact it used to be the collection and storage point for grain before it was transported on to Falkland and Crail.

  • Is the Kingsbarns golf course good?

    Kingsbarns Golf Links is a traditional Links golf course sandwiched between the village and the sea. It’s ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the world and hosts many tournaments and championships along with other nearby courses.

    Golf has been played there on various courses since the 1790s, and the course as it is today opened at the start of the 21st Century. It’s now known as one of the best courses in the country with outstanding hospitality.

  • What is the nearest airport to Kingsbarns?

    Dundee is the nearest airport for national flights and is around 1 hour away from Kingsbarns by car. For international arrivals, Edinburgh is the best option and is just under 2 hours away.

  • Getting to Kingsbarns

    Kingsbarns is quite well-connected with St Andrews so close by. You can get from Edinburgh to Kingsbarns in just over 2 hours via bus and rail or take a scenic coastal drive by car in around 1 hour and 45 minutes.