The 9 Best Things to Do in Burntisland, United Kingdom (UK)

March 14, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Burntisland (/bɜːrntˈaɪlənd/  listen (help·info), Scots: Bruntisland) is a royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland, on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 6,269.
Restaurants in Burntisland

1. Burntisland Beach

Burntisland KY3 9BS, Scotland
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Burntisland Beach

Reviewed By Robert S - Paisley, United Kingdom

Visited here yesterday as part of a family outing to the annual summer Fairground.
This is a beautiful expanse of sand overlooking the Firth of Forth ... the beach is spotlessly clean & it's always nice to hear the waves break as they come in.
There are lots of things to do nearby including the leisure centre, play park, crazy golf, bouncy Castles & of course the fairground ... Parking is FREE!

2. Museum of Communication

131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA, Scotland +44 1592 874836
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Museum of Communication

We exhibit communications technology from the pre-electric optical telegraph to the latest state-of-the-art web cams and mobile phones. We mount themed Exhibitions throughout the summer months, which are designed to stimulate, entertain and educate the public.

Reviewed By thetravellingmanUk - uk

We have tried to visit this museum on different occasions before but sadly every time it was closed. We did some research about their opening hours and made a special trip here today to visit. The museum opening hours are 10am until 4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays only. Even at this they do recommend phoning first just to make sure that someone will be there.
Upon entering, we were met by a very knowledgeable, interesting, enthusiastic and helpful volunteer. She took great time to explain in detail to us about many of the exhibits.
I, myself, worked in the electrical trade back in the 1980's, so found all of this very interesting indeed.
There is information and exhibits from World War I, and various different forms of communications equipment which dates from way back. They are currently celebrating 50 years of colour Television. I was most interested to see the world's first video recorder dating from 1964, 405 lines, using reel to reel technology, and was black and white! It cost a staggering £1,200 way back then!
The lady volunteer could clearly see that I was very interested as she said that I had "that glint in my eye!"
We finished off our visit by having a cuppa in their café upstairs.
Admission is free but there is a donations box. We were happy to donate.
If I'm honest it is probably not the sort of place that would suit or be of interest to everyone, but those with an interest in World War I, radio, gramophones, Television and indeed communications equipment and such like will probably find this place to be an invaluable source.
Definitely our highlight of the day.
Some intending visitors may be interested to know that there is a stair lift which takes you to the 1st level - the main exhibits area, but there is not a stair lift to the upper floor (café).

3. The Binn HIll

Burntisland, Scotland
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The Binn HIll

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

I parked at the Golf course across the road and took the footpath to The Binn it is classed as one of the Fife Core Paths .It is a stiff climb but the path is well worn and there are no obstacles to climb over it is not wheelchair friendly .It took me an hour but I was stopping to catch my breadth many times . When you reach the top you have a breath taking view laid out in front of you .From the Forth Bridges ,the many Islands in the Forth ,Edinburgh ,Arthurs Seat and the Pentlands all; the way up to Berwick Law and the Bass rock . There is an observation dial at the top pointing out the directions and mileage and thank fully a seat to sit on . A fit person can probably do it in half an hour ,it is well worth the effort

4. Burntisland Parish Church

East Leven Street, Burntisland, Scotland +44 1592 874303
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Burntisland Parish Church

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

We came across this beautiful church during a walk on the inner heritage tour .It is quite a unique square building with a central Bell Tower .The features inside include a central pew for the Provost and Burgh chamberlain , a large pew for a rich farmer and his dogs ! The upper floor includes a sailors gallery to accommodate sailors who were late into harbour with the tide . The balcony is colourful with decorated coats of arms and paintings signifying the the trades and masons in the town . Not to be missed if you are in the area

Kinghorn Road, Burntisland, Scotland
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Burntisland Links

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Always well used by locals and tourists walking and jogging great area for kids to run free . The park is linked to the beach via tunnels under the railway . There is a lot of use made for picnics. During the height of summer the Carnival Shows take over part of the links with amusement rides and side stalls. Historically the land was gifted to the town by James the 5th in 1541

6. Burntisland Heritage Trust

4 Kirkgate, Burntisland KY3 9DB, Scotland +44 1592 872121
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Burntisland Heritage Trust

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Situated just off the High Street this exceptionally good location is a wealth of facts ,photos and famous people in the area . There are exceptionally good photos of the area and wild life . I was very taken with the 2 knowledgeable ladies Penny and Willie who gave me an in site to the work going on by the trust . I was interested in the limestone workings now closed that have stalactites hanging and tools still left and now covered in limestone residue. We were taken on a very comprehensive inner heritage tour by Ian round the town including a must see visit to the Parish Church. Sometimes it is possible to view Rossend Castle.

7. Erskine United Free church

Kinghorn Road, Burntisland KY3 9EW, Scotland +44 1592 328438
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Erskine United Free church

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

This magnificent looking church certainly stands out on the Burntisland skyline with its high bellower and clock. The church was formed on the site of the Towns library 1743. When land was gifted to them by James Shepherd of Rossend Castle the new Church opened on 14 October 1903 built by John Bennie Wilson, 1903. The Church has a long history of the secessionist movement in Scotland . It is a Category B listed building with the boundary walls gate piers and gates by Historic Environment Scotland . The Church is a welcoming and highly active church with a strong emphasis on youth

8. Alexander III of Scotland Memorial

Kinghorn Road, Burntisland, Scotland
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Alexander III of Scotland Memorial

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Erected in memory of Alexander 111 the last Celtic King of Scotland who died at this site in 19th March, 1286. The monument was erected in 1886 in the Victorian style with a plaque and an inscription . Made from Peterhead Granite ,designed by Hippolyte J Blanc, 1886 with the sculptor John Rhind, . There is a small layby for 3 cars and the sight overlooks Kinghorn Bay

9. The Abandoned Binnend Village

Burntisland, Scotland
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The Abandoned Binnend Village

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

I had read a lot about the Abandoned Village of Binnend built in the 1880s to accomodate the workers for the Shale oil refinery on The Binn In its day The population for the village was over 500 in its day. The records show that 95 houses used to be on this spot but had no running water .Last resident left in the 50s The place is interesting for its industrial history and there are not many places you can walk into now . The place is quite overgrown . Anyone interested in the history should google the village or go into the local heritage group in Burntisland. The path is on one of Fifes Core pathways and is half way up the Binn Hill

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