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
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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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.
The Kingdom of Fife has some wonderful dedicated
Walking - The Fife Coastal Path has something for every ability. Maps are
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.
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
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.
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
- Lochore - Lochore Meadows
- Burntisland - Burntisland Links
Kirkcaldy - Beveridge Park, Ravenscraig Park, War Memorial
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.)
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
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
- 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
- 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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