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Upper Largo is a pretty place with traditional cottages, a well-tended village green, a historic church and a cricket club. Situated one mile inland, Upper Largo lies on the lower slopes of Largo Law, a long-extinct volcano. Climb Largo Law to be rewarded with panoramic views of the stunning Levenmouth coast and, on a clear day, across the Forth to Edinburgh and the distant Pentland Hills.

A stroll around the village will take you to Largo and Newburn Parish Church. There’s been a place of worship here since at least the 12th century and the previous church was the final resting place of medieval Scottish naval hero Sir John Wood. Look out for the seashell-decorated gravestone of the Selkirk family – real-life Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, was a member of this parish.

Nearby, Upper Largo Hotel upholds its 17th century coaching inn origins by serving homemade food seven days a week, while John Wood’s Houses is an impressive 19th century building standing on the site of John Wood’s Hospital. In the 16th century, John Wood’s Hospital cared for men called John Wood and, apparently, no-one else!

Lower Largo Cricket clubs’ three amateur teams regularly play matches on the village cricket green. Or, if golf’s your sport of choice, nearby Dumbarnie Golf Links is Scotland’s newest golf course and 14 of the 18 holes have views of Largo Bay.




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