- Lower Largo
Lower Largo or Seatown of Largo is a village in
Fife, Scotlandsituated on Largo Bayon the north side of the Firth of Forth. An ancient fishing village, Lower Largo has gained fame as the 1676birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. The arrival of the railway in 1856brought many tourists to Lower Largo's sandy beach. Lower Largo has retained many historic buildings, and in 1978it was designated as a conservation area.
The railway line through Lower Largo was closed in the
1960s as part of the program of cuts overseen by Dr. Richard Beeching, and though it has been disused since then the viaductthat dominates the village remains an important local landmark.
Lower Largo is contiguous with
Upper Largoand Lundin Links.
* [http://www.thelargotrust.org The Largo Trust]
* [http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/yourtown/index.cfm?fuseaction=town.display&town=F8151DBD-E7FE-C7EA-00240466E2E4B0AE Lower Largo on FifeDirect]
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