Things to Do in Fife

There are so many things to do in Fife, that it's hard to know where to start. I've mentioned on other pages that the kingdom of Fife is just a real treasure trove of things to see and do and places to visit. Check out the Places to see pages.

As I said there are numerous things to do in Fife, hopefully you can identify quickly what you or the family might be interested in. Of course the most famous thing that many come to Fife for is GOLF, as our beautiful town of St Andrews is renowned as being the Home of Golf.

But whatever you decide to do, I'm sure you will not be bored. There are so many more things to do in Fife than just Golf, although you will soon discover that the Kingdom has some wonderful courses outside St Andrews. But if sports in not your thing, there are beautiful parks and gardens, awesome historical sites with castles and palaces, Museums and Art Galleries, award-winning beaches, places of entertainment, guided tours and of course boat trips to some of the islands.

Have a look and discover for yourself some of the wonderful things to do in Fife.

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Things to do in Fife


If you have driven here or hired a car – then a nice leisurely drive around the Kingdom will be most pleasant. There are plenty of places to stop at for refreshments. Follow the well signposted Fife Coastal Tourist Route and the North Fife Tourist Trail; or treat yourself to a chauffeur-driven car.

Cycling -  The Kingdom of Fife has some wonderful dedicated Cycle Routes.

Walking - The Fife Coastal Path has something for every ability. Maps are available.

Guided Walks and Boat Trips - There are a number of places that organise guided walks.

  • Dunfermline - walk around the historic mile with local guides.
  • Anstruther - The Pleasure trips will take you to the Isle of May.
  • Crail - Guided walks are available with local guides.
  • St Andrews - You can get a guided walk on the Old Course, as well as around the town.

Things to do in Fife - Golf players

Sports - If sports is your 'thing' - find out more about the dozens of things to do in Fife associated with Sports.

Beaches - The Kingdom of Fife has some wonderful Beaches, and watersports is very popular in many areas. Here are a few:

  • Aberdour - Silver Sands Beach and Harbour Beach
  • Burntisland - Lots of fun for all the family at this beach.
  • Kinghorn - the beach at Pettycur Bay is stunning.
  • Elie - The beach at the Harbour is full of watersports activities, Woodhaven is a bit quieter.
  • Anstruther - Billow Ness Beach
  • Crail - Roome Bay
  • St Andrews - West Sands Beach is just glorious

Things to do in Fife - Fife Animal Park, Cupar

Visitor Attractions - There are a number of interesting  Visitor Attractions in the Kingdom:

  • North Queensferry - Visit Deep Sea World, Scotland's National Aquarium - virtually right under the Awesome Forth Rail Bridge.
  • Kinghorn - Call in at Earthship Fife Visitor Centre - see how they did their bit for the environment.
  • Dysart - The Harbourmaster's House is where to learn more about Fife's unique fishing trade.
  • St Andrews - The Aquarium is worth a visit.
  • Near St Andrews - Check out Scotland's Secret Bunker.
  • Near Cupar - The Scottish Deer Farm and Kingdom Animal Centre are both great places for all the family.

Things to do in Fife - Craigtown Park

Parks & Gardens  - There is nothing nicer on a pleasant day to go to one of the Parks, Gardens or Country Parks

  • Saline - Kirklands Gardens
  • Dunfermline - Public Park and Pittencrieff Park, and the Townhill Country Park
  • Lochore - Lochore Meadows
  • Burntisland - Burntisland Links
  • Kirkcaldy - Beveridge Park, Ravenscraig Park, War Memorial Gardens
  • Glenrothes - Riverside Park
  • Markinch - Balbirnie Park
  • Leven - Letham Glen, Silverburn Estate
  • St Andrews - Craigtown Country Park, Botanic Gardens and Cambo Gardens (at Kingsbarns).

Entertainment - The kingdom boasts some excellent Cinemas & Theatres, and you'll certainly find plenty of things to do in Fife if this is what you enjoy. Check out :-

  • Dunfermline.- Carnegie Hall and Fife Leisure Park (cinema and 10 pin bowling and gym)
  • Kirkcaldy - Adam Smith Theatre
  • Glenrothes - Rothes Halls
  • St Andrews - Byre Theatre (There is also a cinema there too.)

Things to do in Fife - Historic village of Culross

Historic Buildings - The Kingdom of Fife is stuffed full of the most amazing Historic Sites & Buildings that it's hard to know where to start, but you'll find plenty of things to do in Fife if you like this sort of thing:-

  • Culross - You will be spellbound by this amazing village with its Palace and Town House. Run by the National Trust for Scotland. (NTFS)
  • Dunfermline - Is just a treasure trove - with the Abbey, Palace, Abbot House and St Margaret's Cave.
  • Aberdour - The castle is another place worth visiting.
  • Inchcolm Island - What a treat you will have if you take a boat trip to Inchcolm Abbey.
  • Dysart (near Kirkcaldy) - the 17th Century Fishermens' house at the Pan Ha' is worth a visit.
  • Falkland - the awesome palace dominates the villages and is just so full of Royal Connections. Run by the NTFS
  • Cupar - Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse and Gardens - again owned by the NTFS
  • Pittenweem - Another NTFS property - Kellie Castle and Garden - rumours have it that the castle is haunted! Also check out St Fillan's Cave.
  • St Monans - If you're down in the East Neuk - stop at the 18th century Mill.
  • Ceres - This delightful village is home Scotstarvit Tower.
  • St Andrews - Take time out from the Golf to visit The Cathedral with St Rules Tower and the Castle.

Art Galleries & Museums - The Kingdom of Fife also has some excellent Art Galleries and Museums if that is what interests you.

  • Dunfermline - houses Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, and Pittencrieff House Museum, while just outside the town you'll find the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum.
  • Aberdour - See the Shoreline Studio.
  • Burntisland - is home to the Edwardian Fair Museum, as well as the Museum of Communication.
  • Kirkcaldy - has its own Museum and Art Gallery.
  • Buckhaven - has its own Museum.
  • Methil - has its own Heritage Centre.
  • Pittenweem - Home to the Art Festival - check out Heron Gallery and Bistro, Fisher Studio and Gallery.
  • Anstruther - Have a great visit to the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
  • Crail - has the Museum and Heritage Centre as well as the Jerdan Gallery
  • St Andrews - Visit the famous British Golf Museum, St Andrews Museum and the Artery Gallery
  • Ceres (Near Cupar) - visit the Fife Folk Museum.


If this page, Things to do in Fife, has been helpful, then have a look at these pages too.
Plan Your Scottish Vacation - Get yourself prepared for your trip.
Weather - Check out the weather before you plan your outings.

Places to see - Have a look at some of the lovely places you might want to visit in the Kingdom of Fife.
Sports in Fife - I think you will be surprised at the number and variety of sports in Fife.
Art Galleries and Museums - Check out all the different Art Galleries and Museums that are around the Kingdom.
Historic Buildings - Discover some of the glorious historical treasures of Fife.
Visitor Attractions - Have a wee look at some of the Visitor Attractions in the Kingdom
Parks and Gardens - Take some time out to enjoy some of the beautiful parks and gardens in the area.
Fife Beaches - Discover some of the award-winning beaches in Fife.
Cycle Routes in Fife - Enjoy the wonderful cycle routes around the county.

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