Lundin Links

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Lundin Links
Lundin Links is located in Fife
Lundin Links
Lundin Links
Location within Fife
OS grid referenceNO405025
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Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEVEN
Postcode districtKY8
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56°12′41″N 2°57′39″W / 56.21135°N 2.96084°W / 56.21135; -2.96084Coordinates: 56°12′41″N 2°57′39″W / 56.21135°N 2.96084°W / 56.21135; -2.96084
Standing stones on the ladies' course

Lundin Links is a small village in the parish of Largo on the south coast of Fife in eastern central Scotland.

The village was largely built in the 19th century to accommodate tourists visiting the village of Lower Largo.[1] Lundin Links is contiguous with Lower Largo. The name reflects the Lundin family, former landowners in the area.[1] Lundin House was demolished in 1876 but its Tower remains.[2]

The former Lundin Links railway station, originally on the East of Fife Railway, operated from 1857 to 1965.[1][3]

The village has two golf courses. The 18-hole course, Lundin Golf Club, was used as a pre-qualifying course when The Open Championship is held at St. Andrews. Lundin Ladies' Golf Club (a 9-hole course) is the oldest women's golf course in the world.

On the second fairway of the ladies' course there is a cluster of three standing stones dating from the 2nd millennium BC that form a megalithic four-poster (one of the stones was lost around 1792).[4]

A Pictish graveyard has been exposed by coastal erosion and is the subject of archæological investigation.[5][6]

Notable Residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lundin Links: Overview". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Lundin Tower (31322)". Canmore. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Lundin Links Station (32749)". Canmore. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Lundin Links, Standing Stones Of Lundin (32656)". Canmore. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Lundin Links (32691)". Canmore. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ Campsie, Alison (11 October 2018). "Brutal death of Pictish man in Fife revealed by 1,500-year-old skull". The Scotsman. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  7. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5.

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