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Halfway House Hotel in the centre of the village

Kingseat is a village in Fife, Scotland, approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Dunfermline. It was originally a coal mining village with the first pits sunk in the area in 1800.[1] The name of the village is thought locally to have originated from when the king would visit the area[2] to look out onto the River Forth and to Arthur's Seat.[3]


The village has a public park which includes a play area and a football pitch.[4] There is also a Community Leisure Centre,[5] a bowling club,[6] a cattery,[7] and a shop with a post office.[8]

There used to be a hotel in the centre of the village, The Halfway House, but it closed unexpectedly in early 2015.[9]

The village does not have its own primary school and instead falls under the catchment area for Townhill Primary School.[10]


  1. ^ "Home". Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Fife Place-name Data :: Kingseat".
  3. ^ Pitcairn, Sheila (2000). History of the Old "Fitpaths"and Streets of Dunfermline, Then and Now, Also Crossford, Halbeath, Rosyth, Townhill & Wellwood. Dunfermline: Pitcairn Publications. p. 449.
  4. ^ "Kingseat Public Park". Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Kingseat Community Leisure Centre". Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Kingseat Bowling Club". Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Lochview Cattery - Home". Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Businesses in Kingseat". Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Villagers uncertain over Kingseat hotel's future". Dunfermline Press. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Townhill Primary School". Retrieved 27 January 2017.

Coordinates: 56°05′51″N 3°24′28″W / 56.09737°N 3.40765°W / 56.09737; -3.40765