Seafield Tower

Seafield Tower is on the Fife Coastal Path, a staggeringly beautiful trail that traces the entire coast of the Kingdom of Fife. There are many castles along the way, but Seafield Tower, just outside Kirkcaldy, is one of the more memorable ones. It’s is a classic 16th century L-plan tower, a common type of structure, with walls around 5 feet thick. Seafield’s greatest foe now is the elements – the red sandstone is heavily eroded, and as recently as 2013 a significant chunk tumbled down during a storm. With breathtaking views across the Forth it’s well worth seeing, though for how long it will still be standing for budding castle hunters to enjoy is sadly another question altogether.