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Caledonian Hotel, 81 High St., Leven KY8 4NG, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Golf Hotel, Bank Street, Elie, Leven KY9 1EF, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Crusoe Hotel, 2 Main Street, Lower Largo, Leven KY8 6BT, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Victoria Hotel, High Street, Elie, Leven KY9 1DB, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

The Lundin Links Hotel, Leven Road, Lundin Links, KY8 6AP, Scotland. Tudor; views of countryside; 5 min to beach & surounded by golf courses; 11 mi to St Andrews. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Methil Fife Scotland

 

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Methil, Fife, Scotland. This spacious, traditional double upper apartment with an enclosed, sheltered garden, is an ideal base for exploring the Ancient Kingdom of Fife.

Leven was an established town long before any of its neighbours were more than small villages. Over the centuries it developed a mixed industrial base geared around papermaking, spinning, timber sales. As a result of this it was not as dependent on coal mining as Methil and Buckhaven and did not suffer as greatly when the pits closed. For most of this century the town's beaches and golf courses made a popular holiday resort, particularly with people from the west of Scotland. Although the number of visitors has dropped dramatically over the last few years Leven still has the air of a holiday town particularly around the promenade. The area around Mountfleurie and the Broom were constructed during the 1950s along with the tree scheme in Methil. These houses were built to help with the post war housing shortage and the last to be built to house miners coming to the area.

The area now defined as Levenmouth is a relatively new creation. The towns and villages of Buckhaven, Methil, Leven, Methilhill, East Wemyss, Kennoway and Windygates were once completely independent of each other with very different histories and communities. Periods of housing development during the end of the last century, the 1920s and again in the 1950s caused many of these villages to swell and merge into each other until today it is difficult to say where one town stops and the other begins. However, visitors beware! Strong community identities still exist.

 

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