Wemyss Caves Fife Scotland
Wemyss Caves can be found near to East Wemyss Fife on the east coast of Scotland on the coast road to St Andrews Fife the home of golf. The must see is because of the historic importance of the Pictish drawings that can be seen which are scrapped on the wemyss caves walls. The earliest of the drawings is thought to be of the Bronze Age, This is believed to be the best site to see Pictish cave drawings in Britain.There are six Wemyss caves near to East Wemyss Village which are named, Court Cave, Doo Cave, Gas Works Cave, Jonathan’s Cave, Sliding Cave and Well Cave. The Wemyss area
The name “Wemyss” is derived from the Gaelic word ‘uaimh’, meaning ‘cave’ The Wemyss family have lived in Fife since Sir David,Wemyss was one of the lords who attached his seal to the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320. Wemyss Castle is still the principal seat of the chief of the clan. The Wemyss Castle can be found at West Wemyss which is also on the coast road to St Andrews before you come to East Wemyss. The Wemyss family graves can be seen in Haddington East Lothian which is near to Gosford House which completed in 1891 by the tenth Earl of Wemyss. Gosford estate in East Lothian was purchased in 1781 by the 7th Earl of Wemyss and March, which he built a house on circa 1790. Now the 13th Earl of Wemyss and 9th Earl of March previously, Lord Neidpath lives at Gosford House, and also owns, Macduff Castle, located in Macduff at East Wemyss in Fife built circa 1080 and Wemyss Castle located at West Wemyss in Fife and was built in 1421.