Thursday, May 24, 2007

Newburgh, North Fife, Self Catering House

In a secluded and tranquil hillside location, on the fringe of Newburgh village, Abbotshill nevertheless enjoys easy and convenient access to the motorway, rail, bus and air networks, and provides a central base from which to explore the kaleidoscopes of sights, sounds, people and places which are so unique to Scotland. Newburgh is a thriving, welcoming and friendly village, of which the residents are justifiably proud, where age old tradition and the sense of community still prevail. Believed to have been in existence for some 1,300 years, this ancient Royal Burgh received it’s Charter from Alexander III in 1266, at which time it was known as the New Burgh, beside the Abbey of Lindores. Later privileges were granted by the Abbot in 1457, and yet more by both James VI and Charles I. When built in 1843, Abbotshill was so named, since Monks’ Well, from which fresh water for the Abbey was drawn centuries before, is a mere 50 yards distant, if now inaccessible. Abbotshill House.

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