Kirkcaldy and Dysart

I’ve now completed the processing from the recent visit to Fife with images from a walk along part of the Fife Coast Path starting in Kirkcaldy.

Kirkcaldy Town House
The Town House, Scandinavian Influenced Town Hall in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland

Kirkcaldy boast a fair few interesting old buildings including Kirkcaldy Old Kirk (featured image, top) and the Scandinavian influenced Town House (above).  Heading along the High Street there’s also the old Merchants House at Port Brae and Sailors Walk (reputedly the oldest building in town) before you head out on the coast path at Ravenscraig Park.

Ravenscraig Castle Kirkcaldy
Ravenscraig Castle, near Kirkcaldy

The ruins of Ravenscraig Castle sit on the clifftop overlooking a pleasant beach with yellow cliffs and views across the bay.

St Serfs Parish Church Dysart
Old St Serfs Parish Church Tower, Dysart

The path eventually reaches a little tunnel through the cliffs which emerges into the pretty harbour at Dysart, with its large Harbourmasters House, HQ of the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, which looks after the Fife Coastal Path.  There’s a Dysart Town Trail which is worth the diversion from the coast to view its collection of historic buildings, including the battlemented tower of Old St Serf’s Church.

Tolbooth at Dysart
Tolbooth Erected 1576 on the High Street at Dysart

In the centre of town the 16th Century tollbooth with its splendid clock tower is worth a look before heading back down to the coast path and out of town along Pan Ha with its row of white painted Dutch influenced houses with stepped gables looking out to sea.

White Cottages in Dysart
Dutch Influenced White Houses on Pan Ha in Dysart

For more images, visit the Scotland gallery on the website.



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Mark Sunderland is a retired landscape and travel photographer still taking the occasional photograph! For image licensing and prints see

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