You may feel that history and culture are not your 'thing' and that you'd rather find a sport to do when you visit the Kingdom of Fife. Well, I don't think you'll be disappointed. Fife has just about every sport under the sun except skiing and mountain sports, but these too are within easy reach. Of course if you do like these other things check out the page on Historic Buildings and the page on Art Galleries and Museums, or if you prefer Parks and Gardens, and of course the Visitor Attractions. Do have a look also the pages on Places to See and well as the overview of Things to do in Fife.
But back to sports - most people know Fife for one sport only - that is Golf and people travel from all over the world to play on the famous "Old Course" at -
, the 'Home of Golf'. I know that many are so thrilled to have this experience, but maybe they don't realise that there are dozens of other wonderful Golf Courses in Fife. So if golf IS your sport, you've come to the right place. There are plenty watersports at the award-winning Fife Beaches.
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But there are so many more other sports available than just golf. Let me share with you some of them, and I'm sure you'll find there's something for everyone.
So, if you're looking to find a sport in Fife, here's a 'taster' of some of the things you might enjoy either as a participant or spectator:-
- Find all the Golf Courses in St Andrews and the rest of Fife, and find out where to get a St Andrews Golf Souvenir from.
Swimming. You may fancy a 'dip' in the sea, but be warned - the water will be COLD. However, you will find public pools in Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy, Leven, Glenrothes and St. Andrews.
Sailing. You will find Sailing Clubs all around the coast of Fife, including Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn, Dysart all the way round to Largo, Elie, Anstruther. St Andrews, Tayport & Newburgh
Football (Soccer). Football is popular sport in Scotland, and Fife has a few professional teams in the Scottish Leagues - Dunfermline Athletic, Raith Rovers (Kirkcaldy), Cowdenbeath, East Fife (Methil).
Gymnasiums/Health Clubs - There are both public and private clubs in every town in Fife. Some public ones are in Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy, Dalgety Bay, Glenrothes, Leven & St Andrews University (June-Sept only).
Off-road Driving - You'll find facilities for this in Torryburn, Dunfermine, Cardenden, St Andrews, Strathmiglo, and indoor karting at Kirkcaldy
Coastal walks - The Kingdom of Fife is renowned for its unique long-distant footpath, known as "The Fife Coastal Path" which stretches from Culross right round to the Tay Bridge in the north.
Cycling - Fife boasts over 300 miles of dedicated cycle routes the length and breadth of the Kingdom.Click the link to get the details.
Clay Pigeon Shooting - You'll find excellent facilities at Cluny Clays near Kirkcaldy and Craigie Farm Leuchars (near St Andrews).
Fishing - There is ample opportunity for sea fishing throughout the area. However, there are a number of places you can fish for trout, such as Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, Leslie, Lochgelly, Newburgh and Wormit.
Tennis - There are many Tennis Courts around the Kingdom, and you'll certainly find them in all the main towns, Dunfermline, Kircaldy, St Andrews, Cupar, Falkland and more.
Green Bowling - Again, you will find Bowling Greens is every town and in many villages throughout Fife.
Climbing and Abseiling - You can find abseiling as well as orienteering as well as other sporting activities at 'East Neuk Outdoors' at Cellardyke Park in Anstruther.
Water skiing - Townhill Country Park in Dunfermline is headquarters of 'waterskiscotland' and is national training centre for the Scotland Team.
Ice hockey - Kirkcaldy has an ice rink, and 'Fife Flyers' are the famous Ice Hockey Team from the Kingdom. If you don't want to play hockey, just go along and enjoy the skating.
Squash - You can find squash courts at all the main Leisure Centres in the towns throughout Fife.
Curling - There are a number of Curling Clubs in Fife. You'll find them in Dunfermline, Aberdour, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Cupar, Ceres and Elie.
Canoeing and Kayaking - probably the most well-known place to find this is at 'East Neuk Outdoors'. This is THE place to go if you like all the outdoor adventure pursuits.
Horse Riding and Trekking - There are a number of Equestrian Centres in Fife. You'll find some at Cupar, Leuchars and Dunfermline.
Cricket - If cricket is the game you enjoy playing or watching, there a number of places you can go. Try Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Falkland, Freuchie, Glenrothes, Cupar, St Andrews and more!
Archery - There are a few places you can practice Archery, such as Cluny Clays near Kirkcaldy and East Neuk Outdoors at Anstruther.
10 pin Bowling - A few 10 pin-bowling alleys operate in the area - you'll find them at Dunfermline, Glenrothes, and Kirkcaldy.
- Of course if it's Flying Lessons you're after, the Kingdom of Fife has that too. Check out Fife Airport outside Glenrothes, and have a flying lesson over the beautiful countryside.
If you're trying to find a sport that's not mentioned please don't hesitate to Contact Me and I'll try to find out if we have it in Fife.
If you've enjoyed this page "Find a Sport" or further interest see the following:-
Golf Courses and Souvenirs - Find all the Golf Courses in St Andrews and the rest of Fife, and find out where to get a St Andrews Golf Souvenir from. Golf Links - a Resource Page featuring other Golf websites. St Andrew - Visit this delightful town, acknowledged as the 'Home' of Golf Cycling in Fife - Discover the wonderful cycle paths provided by the Kingdom. Fife Beaches - Discover some of the award-winning beaches in Fife.
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