Welcome to The Old Washhouse

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Welcome to The Old Washhouse

Sightseeing

You can do a walking tour of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty using one of the leaflets provided by Auchtermuchty Community Trust. Bear in mind that there are hills in the town. The origin of the name is said to be from the Gaelic meaning "uplands of the wild boar". It was a popular hunting area for the Scottish royal residents at Falkland Palace back in the day. You can find the statue of the famous Scottish musician Sir Jimmy Shand and see the Community Centre that was opened by the more contemporary band, The Proclaimers, who used to live in the town as youngsters. Thankfully you don't need to walk 500 miles to walk the perimeter of the town! There's a burn (stream) that runs through the town and it used to be essential to the distillery and linen trades that thrived here. If you go out late at night, rumour has it that you may see otters in the burn. You can walk through the town and up to Auchtermuchty Common which is managed by a local trust. It's a wonderfully tranquil place and is full of wild flowers, butterflies, birds as well as the sheep and horses that are used to manage the land in as environmentally-friendly a way as possible. The views are stunning everywhere. Wear sensible shoes because even if it's dry, there's gorse, thistles and the dreaded ticks! Once you've had a good walk round the town (and don't forget to include both cemeteries) you can either stop off at The Old Barn Coffee Shop for a cuppa or soft drink and cake or treat yourself to an alcoholic drink and a meal at The Boar's Head.
Auchtermuchty
You can do a walking tour of the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty using one of the leaflets provided by Auchtermuchty Community Trust. Bear in mind that there are hills in the town. The origin of the name is said to be from the Gaelic meaning "uplands of the wild boar". It was a popular hunting area for the Scottish royal residents at Falkland Palace back in the day. You can find the statue of the famous Scottish musician Sir Jimmy Shand and see the Community Centre that was opened by the more contemporary band, The Proclaimers, who used to live in the town as youngsters. Thankfully you don't need to walk 500 miles to walk the perimeter of the town! There's a burn (stream) that runs through the town and it used to be essential to the distillery and linen trades that thrived here. If you go out late at night, rumour has it that you may see otters in the burn. You can walk through the town and up to Auchtermuchty Common which is managed by a local trust. It's a wonderfully tranquil place and is full of wild flowers, butterflies, birds as well as the sheep and horses that are used to manage the land in as environmentally-friendly a way as possible. The views are stunning everywhere. Wear sensible shoes because even if it's dry, there's gorse, thistles and the dreaded ticks! Once you've had a good walk round the town (and don't forget to include both cemeteries) you can either stop off at The Old Barn Coffee Shop for a cuppa or soft drink and cake or treat yourself to an alcoholic drink and a meal at The Boar's Head.
Falkland is incredibly pretty and will be known to fans of Outlander as the site of some of the early scenes. Falkland Palace was the summer residence of many members of the Scottish Royal Family and is well worth a visit. It's a National Trust property. You can walk through the village into Falkland Estate and that will give you access to endless walks through the woodlands and up to the Lomond Hills. It's incredibly pretty and it's where my daughter got married last year! There are lots of cafes and bars in the village as well as some really nice independent shops. I'm particularly fond of Vintage Quine if you want something a wee bit different in women's clothing.
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Falkland
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Falkland is incredibly pretty and will be known to fans of Outlander as the site of some of the early scenes. Falkland Palace was the summer residence of many members of the Scottish Royal Family and is well worth a visit. It's a National Trust property. You can walk through the village into Falkland Estate and that will give you access to endless walks through the woodlands and up to the Lomond Hills. It's incredibly pretty and it's where my daughter got married last year! There are lots of cafes and bars in the village as well as some really nice independent shops. I'm particularly fond of Vintage Quine if you want something a wee bit different in women's clothing.
Iconic Fife city and if you're a golfing enthusiast you won't want to miss it. It's about 30 mins by car from Auchtermuchty or 1 and a half hours by bicycle. A direct bus journey takes the same time but at least you can enjoy the view, enjoy a jolly lunch and not have to worry about driving home!
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St Andrews
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Iconic Fife city and if you're a golfing enthusiast you won't want to miss it. It's about 30 mins by car from Auchtermuchty or 1 and a half hours by bicycle. A direct bus journey takes the same time but at least you can enjoy the view, enjoy a jolly lunch and not have to worry about driving home!

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Bicycles, motorbikes, cars and buses

Buses exist but they're not as frequent as in cities. They are however a great way to see the area without having to drive yourself. Catch the bus along to Newburgh or stay on it to Perth. Ladybank is the nearest railway station and you can get a bus from there to Auchtermuchty but again, check connection times.
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People are friendly on the whole

Most people will say hello or at least nod hello if you make eye contact. If you're lost or in trouble you can safely ask people for help.
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Clothes for all seasons & midge spray

Scotland really can have 4 seasons in one day no matter which month it is so bring at least one pair of sensible shoes alongside the sandals. Definitely pack a jumper or cardigan as well as suntan lotion; don't be fooled, it can get burning hot and you will frequently see people with bright red skin who didn't behave sensibly. Finally, if you're at all concerned about mosquitos & midges make sure you pack spray for both. Midges in particular are unavoidable and I have found Avon Skin So Soft to be the best possible repellent. For mosquitos, I'd use whatever you'd normally use.