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Lindores Abbey, Newburgh - north Fife

Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland

The ruins of Lindores Abbey on the eastern edge of Newburgh in Fife.

This ancient site dates back as far as 1191 and was a Benedictine house established by David, Earl of Huntingdon and became the location of the first recognised distillery in Scotland, providing aqua vitae - the water of life - to King James IV in 1494.

The much newer distillery next door can be seen here: Lindores Abbey Distillery

Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland

A little closer in and showing the layout of the walls.

Like most ancient abbeys it has a detailed history and like so many others was a victim of the Reformation.

There isn't much of it left to see but it's well tended and cared for. Thanks to the new distillery it even has convenient food and drink on hand and ample parking.

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