Limekilns Harbour

by Jennifer

Boats in Limekilns Harbour

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.

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May 14, 2011
Family history
by: Fraser Mitchell

I have two relatives who lived in Limekilns and sailed on merchant ships. I am trying to find out the name of the ship and any other information on James Hately (shipmaster) 1833-1878. We still have a tea set he brought back from Japan.
His son: John Hately (sometimes misspelled as Hatly) was a ship carpenter and was born in Limekilns on 05/07/1859.

Sep 28, 2010
warm welcome
by: george costagliolawarm

I moored in limelkilns harbour in July on my yacht Seeker 111. My wife and I are up from Northampton in England I was given the clubhouse to use for showers etc. We would like to thank one and all best wishes from George and Cathy

Nov 03, 2007
half ahead starboard, slow ahead port
by: Anonymous

Limekilns the place that every Naval Office wants to live! - Not sure if that is still the case, but some 25 years ago it certainly was.

When the Royal Navy was at full strength in Rosyth, Just a short drive away from the industrial dockyard was this beautiful little place of tranquillity and peace - this has been captured in this lovely picture - thanks Jennifer.

By the way which vessel is yours? or are you too modest to tell us!!

Nov 02, 2007
Gorgeous place
by: May

Limekilns is a village that is often overlooked as it doesn't appear to have much for tourists. But it's a delightful village and the walk along the coast is great.

Thanks for sharing this Photograph.

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