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Main Street, Leuchars, Fife, early 20th century. Leuchars is a settlement created by railways. In 1848 the Edinburgh, Parth & Dundee Railway opened from Cupar, Fife to a temporary terminus at Leuchars. The line was extended to Tayport in 1850 and in 1852 Leuchars Junction was created at the junction with the St Andrews Railway. From 1878 this was the starting point for the new main line to the Tay Bridge. A new station was built circa 1914. The railway to Tayport and the old station closed in 1956. The St Andrews line was abandoned in 1969.



source: scran.ac.uk



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About Leuchars
Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

A ten-minute drive leads to Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach beyond. Enjoy miles of clean, sandy beaches.

Dundee and St Andrews are within easy commuting distance.

Dundee, Scotlands 4th largest city offers Cinemas, a leisure centre, Ice rink, Repertory Theatre, and for the ladies shops galore.

Nearby St Andrews has a leisure centre, Byre Theatre and Cinema.

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