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Fife Holiday Guide

The Kingdom of Fife is an astonishingly varied part of Scotland with a rich history. Fife's attractions range from legendary golf courses and ruined castles to revitalising coastal walks and underwater adventures. Play the round of your life on The Old Course at St Andrews or visit the 12th Century Dunfermline Abbey, the last resting place of King Robert The Bruce. Take the meandering 117 mile long Fife Coastal Path around Fife’s east coast, an area known for its charming coastal towns and award winning beaches, including the exquisite Ruby Bay in Elie.

Fife Landmarks

For stunning seaside views, elegant Georgian architecture and, of course, world class golf, visit St Andrews. The ‘home of golf’ is also famous for its dramatic ruined Cathedral and ancient university. Visit the iconic red Forth Rail Bridge in North Queensferry and enjoy arresting views of the Firth of Forth. Beneath this memorable structure you’ll find Scotland’s national aquarium, Deep Sea World, home to the UK’s largest underwater tunnel. Back on land in Dunfermline there are several sites of historic significance for inquisitive travellers. The 12th century Dunfermline Abbey has been a site of worship for nearly 1000 years and makes for a fascinating visit. For a whistle-stop tour of Fife’s gorgeous coastline organise a walking tour along the Fife Coastal Path.

Fife Museums & Galleries

Discover the story of Scottish fishing from ancient times to the present day at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. This award winning institution contains over 66,000 objects from across Scotland including traditional boats, costumes and photographs. After finishing up a round of golf on the links at St Andrews, travellers can test their knowledge at the British Golf Museum. Interactive exhibitions, antique equipment displays and guided tours take visitors on a journey through 500 years of golf in the area. For engaging art and innovative historical exhibitions visit the former industrial town of Kirkcaldy. The Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery was first opened as part of the town’s war memorial and since then it has expanded into a vibrant hub for the arts.

Fife Shopping, Restaurants & Nightlife

Fife’s larger towns offer visitors a whole range of shops including designer names and national outlets. Make sure to explore the smaller independent boutiques that can be found all over the region. Whether its fresh local produce, local arts & crafts or golf memorabilia you’ll find some excellent quirky shops along Fife’s coastline. Visit St Andrews and Elie to dine in some of Scotland’s best restaurants, including a number of Michelin starred outfits. For an unforgettable portion of fish & chips pay a visit to the seaside at Anstruther. Fife’s nightlife is intimate and relaxing, with an emphasis on pub and bar culture. For a busier night out catch a train to Glasgow or Edinburgh and be on the dancefloor within the hour.

The Old Course at St Andrews

Follow in the footsteps of golfing legends and play a round at St Andrews. Hailed as the historic and spiritual home of the game, no golfing CV is complete without a visit. Why not play St Andrews as part of a wider golfing tour? There are dozens of challenging courses in Fife set in captivating Scottish countryside.


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Fairmont St Andrews £120
Reviewed on 16 May 2019
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Fairmont St Andrews

Fairmont St Andrews

     
    4.5 of 5
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    Everyone is so kind welcoming and always call you by your name. More than happy to help. The place is very clean and all the touches of s five star hotel.

    Old Course Hotel £400
    Reviewed on 10 May 2019
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    Old Course Hotel

    Old Course Hotel

       
      4.8 of 5
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      The best part of my stay at the Old Course Hotel was breakfast on the fourth floor with a panoramic view overlooking the Course with East Sands and the sea beyond. So beautiful! Service and amenities are top notch. Prime location, short walk to town and University. One of THE nicest places to stay ...

      Macdonald Rusacks Hotel £187
      Reviewed on 16 May 2019
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      Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

      Macdonald Rusacks Hotel

      Pilmour Links, St. Andrews, Scotland
         
        4.2 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0

        The staff was wonderful. Perfect location. Ian and Andy were so very helpful. My husband will never forget their kindness nor will I. We felt as if we were visiting in someone’s home.

        Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline £48
        Reviewed on 25 Apr 2019
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        Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline

        Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline

           
          4.2 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Great location for visiting Fife and Edinburgh. Rooms pleasant and bright. Very friendly staff. Excellent breakfast, but suggest allow more room for access to hot food.

          DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing £55
          Reviewed on 11 May 2019
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          DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing

          DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing

             
            4.7 of 5
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            Beautiful hotel and great staff. Hotel is in a lovely area with easy access to bus to go to Edinburgh

            Hotel du Vin & Bistro St. Andrews £141
            Reviewed on 6 May 2019
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            Hotel du Vin & Bistro St. Andrews

            Hotel du Vin & Bistro St. Andrews

            40 The Scores, St. Andrews, Scotland
               
              4.4 of 5
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              Love the location, atmosphere and staff. Fabulous choice for a stay in St Andrews.

              The Albany Hotel St Andrews £142
              Reviewed on 3 May 2019
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              The Albany Hotel St Andrews

              The Albany Hotel St Andrews

                 
                4.4 of 5
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                Lovely spot. Great location from which to explore the town. Super clean and a great breakfast.

                Kinnettles Hotel and Spa £124
                Reviewed on 15 Apr 2019
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                Kinnettles Hotel and Spa

                Kinnettles Hotel and Spa

                   
                  4.8 of 5
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                  Great location, staff was great very helpful. walking distance to old course, pubs, etc. even got a ride from EDI. I highly recommend

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