Only 1 mile from Lindores Lodge is the little village of Newburgh with a population of around 2000. It’s picturesquely situated on the south shore of the Firth of Tay in North Fife, Scotland. Newburgh was created a burgh of barony by Alexander III under the patronage of the Abbey of Lindores, as a market town to serve the surrounding area. A charter of 1457 gave it additional privileges. It was confirmed as a royal burgh in 1631.
The Abbey of Lindores Abbey has only very recently been confirmed to be the birthplace of Scotch Whisky. This is a very exciting and monumental discovery, so much so, that a £5million project is now underway to create a new distillery, and makeover the derelict Abbey to attract visitors worldwide. Read more about the incredible history and plans here…
It’s a lovely friendly village with all the services you need. You will easily find a butcher, post office, fuel garage, shop, bank and bakery all on the main high street. There are three café’s and a flourishing art scene we recommend you visit:
The Sun Gallery – Exhibits collections of original paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass art, art cards and limited edition prints.
Poppies – Tiny vintage shop with up-cycled items, arts and gifts.
The Blue Door Café – clean, attractive and inexpensive café serving open sandwiches, panini’s, soup and home made baking.
The Ship Inn – Local pub and restaurant serving generous portions. Steak pie, fish and chips and lasagne are staples.