Lindores Abbey, Newburgh - north Fife
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
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.