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Things to do in Wormit, Fife

River Tay and rail bridge viewed from Wormit © John McBeath
River Tay and rail bridge viewed from Wormit © John McBeath

Wormit is a beautiful little village which helps make up The Burgh of Newport-on-Tay. Wormit was originally established as a village for accomodating the families of upper and middle-class business men commuting to the jute industry that was booming in Dundee at the time.

Wormit is only a short 10 minute drive from the City of Dundee, just across the River Tay. Yet despite being so close to the bustling city, it's a tranquil and serene place to live and visit.

Wormit has a fascinating history for such a small village. Supposedly, it was the first village in Scotland to be fitted with electricity. Also, during the Second World War, King Haakon VII of Norway stayed in Wormit - in a house along Riverside Road. During this time his soldiers painted a sea motif for the king on the walls of his bathroom in the house he resided in. The motif is still present in the house today. The Norwegian ships were docked at Wormit Harbour, and a Norwegian flag is still flown there.

From the village, many walks can be taken. For instance from Wormit to Balmerino, where you can visit Balmerino Abbey.

The inhabitants of Wormit are friendly and helpful, and it is a perfect place for families. It's a short, 20 minute drive from St Andrews, but much quieter and closer to Dundee.

Wormit is an ideal place to visit, or to live in, as you can have the best of both worlds.

Description by Rebecca Malek

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Looking east from Wormit © John McBeath
Looking east from Wormit © John McBeath

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