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The village and parish of Kingsbarns in Scotland lies near the eastern coast of Fife, in an area known as the East Neuk, southeast of St Andrews and north of Crail. The name derives from the area being the location of the barns used to store grain before being transported to the Palace at Falkland.Folk musician James Yorkston was brought up in Kingsbarns.The coast around Kingsbarns is also known as a challenging surfing area.Pitmilly, a former estate that was owned by the Moneypenny family for over seven centuries, is located about 1.5 miles from Kingsbarns on the road to St Andrews. Ruins of two mills and the Bronze Age tumulus, Pitmilly Law, are still evident. Little remains of Pitmilly House.The civil parish has a population of 443 (in 2011).AmenitiesAn inn existed in Kingsbarns for centuries, previously offering a place of refuge for pilgrims to St Andrews Cathedral. However, the 18th-century coaching inn standing on the previously established site has reopened recently under new managementBarns Cottage in the Square is an historic building that includes the former infants' school.
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