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Population: 2000
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Charlestown is a tranquil village in west Fife in Scotland situated on the coast next to the village of Limekilns, two miles south-west of Dunfermline. The village was planned and laid out in the shape of an ‘E’ by Charles the 5th Earl of Elgin c1760 to accommodate the workers engaged in the local industries of limestone production and coal-mining. Charlestown quickly became an important industrial centre, producing over a third of the lime of Scotland at the time, finally closing down in 1956. Charlestown is surrounded by panoramic scenery with cliffs over-looking the sea and a picturesque harbour built in 1770, it is a popular tourist destination and an ideal base for visiting the attractions of Fife, it has village shops, the baronial Queen’s Hall built in 1887 and the Elgin Hotel and Restaurant built in 1911. The Scottish Lime Centre was founded in Charlestown in 1994; the centre gives specialist advice on traditional lime-based materials for the conservation of historic buildings. Deep Sea World is a major attraction in neighbouring North Queensferry, the National Aquarium has an underground tunnel and many species of marine-life including sharks. Attractions in the historic town of Dunfermline include the remains of Dunfermline Abbey and Royal Palace, Abbot House Heritage Centre and Andrew Carnegies Birthplace Cottage Museum.


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Elgin Hotel (0.10 miles)

Elgin Hotel
The Elgin Hotel is set in the tranquil village of Charlestown 5 minutes from Dunfermline. We are only 25 minutes from Edinburgh and 5 minutes from the motorway an ideal base for business, leisure, sightseeing, ... More | visit website
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Keavil House Hotel (1.34 miles)

Keavil House Hotel

Keavil House is a historic country house in spacious gardens near Scotland's ancient capital of Dunfermline. 47 beautifully appointed bedrooms are spacious and quiet. Enjoy gourmet dinners in the award winning Conservatory Restaurant ... More | visit website

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Pitfirrane Hotel (1.87 miles)

Pitfirrane Hotel

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On an ancient ford and crossroads and in the shadow of the historical Dunfermline Abbey stands The Pitfirrane Hotel, Crossford.The Pitfirrane Arms Hotel is one of the few original Coaching ... More

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Inglewood Guest House (2.58 miles)

Inglewood Guest House
We are situated within a 5 minute walk to Inverkeithing Railway Station with direct access to the centre of Edinburgh (15 mins) and all other mainline stations in Scotland. Inglewood is situated within ... More | visit website
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Boreland Lodge (2.58 miles)

Boreland Lodge

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This family-run budget hotel is conveniently located close to Edinburgh and next to the Forth Road Bridge and the Forth Rail Bridge; Roysth is only a few minutes away. The hotel is ... More

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City Hotel (2.72 miles)

City Hotel

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Is receiving value for money important to you? Are you looking for the reassuring service and quality which comes from a business established for over 200 years? Thank you for ... More

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Rooms@29 Bruce Street (2.78 miles)

Rooms@29 Bruce Street

The hotel offers affordable luxury and first class entertainment in the city centre of Dunfermline. All bedrooms are ensuite, have dvds and high speed internet access. Adjoining the hotel is a live music/club/bar and restaurant ... More | visit website

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Pitbauchlie House Hotel (2.85 miles)

Pitbauchlie House Hotel

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Set in 3 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens, this former country style house has been transformed into a modern hotel with sophisticated facilities. These include 3 bars, an a la carte ... More

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Champany Inn (3.71 miles)

Champany Inn
Champany Inn, situated only 20 minutes west of Edinburgh, has become famous for its simple and honest approach to cooking. The restaurant menu boasts some of Scotland's finest produce, although renowned for our Aberdeen ... More | visit website
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Bonsyde House Hotel (4.36 miles)

Bonsyde House Hotel

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The Bonsyde House Hotel is an elegant and historic Scottish country Hotel. Bonsyde House Hotel is a grade 2 listed building set on a hillside above the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow: birthplace ... More

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