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The village of Kingsbarns lies near the eastern coast of Fife, Scotland, in an area known as the East Neuk, 6.5 miles southeast of St Andrews and 3.6 miles 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, Fife.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.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 is currently closed.Barns Cottage in the Square is an historic building that includes the former infants' school.The village also has a shop, church and primary school.
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