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Buckhaven Travel Guide  

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Buckhaven is a coastal town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth between East Wemyss and Methil. Its inhabitants sometimes refer to it as Buckhind or Buckhine.  Buckhaven was originally settled by Norsemen and the word Buckhaven is possibly a derivative word or a phrase from an Old Norse language meaning “roaring harbour”.
According to estimates in 2006, the population including Methil stood at around 16,240; however, the Levenmouth area including Kennoway, Leven, the Wemyss villages, Largo Bay and Windygates has a combined population of around 37,410. Buckhaven was the second-largest fishing fleet in Scotland with a total of 198 boats. Fishing declined during the 19th century, but in the 1860s Buckhaven developed more into a mining town. The fishing community of Buckhaven is said to have been largely the descendants of Norsemen who settled there in the 9th century.

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Overall Guide : Buckhaven, if you have lived there for long never gets boring, there are 4 pubs that all serve daily meals, there are 4 churches one of them does childrens clubs, theres 2 comunity centre one that does lots of different... more clubs for all ages and one for teens and under, there is 5 hairdessers/ salons, 6 shops, a voluntery service, a dog grooming service, 2 bakers and 3 butchers, a bookies, 2 doctors, 2 hospitals, a funeral care, a chinky and chinese, 2 chippys, 2 breakfast shops, a care home, 7 playparks, lots of grass areas adn fields ideal for picnics, sports day out, beach and harbour and a fishing port. The breas wich is hills and a grass walk veiw of the beach with benches to sit and watch the veiw 2 hills and acces down to the beach etc, a garage, a theatre, a library, a museum, a fishmonger, a forniture store, a vehicle shop, vehicle borrow, paper and printing and computer shop, another furnituree store a taxi service, a hostel, and much more, im sure you will love it here even if there is bad weather there is still lots of things to do for the kids like youth club and hobbies at the comunity centre, for the parents the pubs, for the hungry the restruant pubs, for the hystorical the museum, for the pets the dog groomers and the lovely walks, the outdours the parks and veiws and beaches, for the readers the library, there is something for everyone.
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Overall Guide : Fantastic location on the Forth Estuary, the most affordable seaside location in Scotland - but the town has seen better days
Not to be missed Fife Coastal Path , the shore and views , Buckhaven theatre
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