Boats in Limekilns Harbour
Limekilns is a beautiful little coastal village which sits next to the Forth Road Bridge. Unlike some of the lovely villages along at the East Neul of Fife it is very uncommercial.
The exact origins of the name Limekilns aren't known, however it for sure lime was burned there in relatively small amounts in the early life of the village. The ruins of the massive kilns in the village of Charlestown further west around the coast still exist today, and are looked after by the National Trust for Scotland.
In years gone by Limekilns was mainly a fishing village; it has a large natural harbour providing docking facilities for small to medium transport and cargo ships. Soap was also produced from a soapworks located near the Pier.
However, these industries are long gone and Limekilns is now a pleasant coastal village and an attractive residential area.
There's a lovely walk here which takes you from this harbour right along the coast which in nice weather is perfect.