Coaltown of Wemyss

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The Coaltown of Wemyss (About this sound listen ) is the closest village to Wemyss Castle, Fife, Scotland. "The Coaltown" has a primary school,[1] some small shops, the Earl David Hotel, named after David Wemyss, 2nd Earl of Wemyss and cottages originally built for mineworkers. Close to the village are now-unworked deep coal mine workings. There is a gateway leading towards Wemyss Castle. Wemyss Castle is not open to the public but Wemyss Castle Gardens are open 1 April to 31 July.[2]


Coordinates: 56°09′04″N 3°05′20″W / 56.151°N 3.089°W / 56.151; -3.089