NT 319-947 Fife Scotland
West Wemyss is a late 16th century stone rectangular tower house, founded by the Wemyss family. Standing in Chapel Garden and of four storeys and a garret, the vaulted basement which contains an eastern kitchen is now below ground level. Boldly projecting from the middle of the south front is a round four storey stair-tower, crowned by the remains of a corbelled-out rectangular caphouse. A partly 16th century wall to the fore of the ruined house, encloses the Wemyss family burial ground and the three large circular flanking towers are possibly 16th century. The eastern tower may originally have been a dovecot and the slender western tower has been partly reconstructed. Nearby is Wemyss Castle and 7 miles south-west at Kinghorn is Piteadie Castle.
West Wemyss is located west of the village centre, in the Chapel Garden off Main Street. 5 miles north-east of Kirkcaldy, on the A955.
The site is private with no public access and the view from the Fife Coastal Path is restricted.
There is a car parking at West Wemyss.