The origins of Aberdour lie with its harbour, where the Dour Burn enters the River Forth. In the 18th century Aberdour's harbour was improved by the addition of a stone pier to help handle the coal traffic from nearby collieries. However, in the 1850s the traffic changed dramatically, and Aberdour Harbour became a popular destination for pleasure steamers from Leith. This in turn led to the building of a deeper water pier a little around the bay at Hawkcraig, and to the development of hotels and many of the other services still on view today in the village.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Aberdour, 25 beaches in Fife, or have a look at our list of Fife dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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    Aberdour Castle

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    Black Sands Beach

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