Kingdom of Fife

Castles, cathedrals and places of real historical interest...

Fife was home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, the evidence of which can still be found in its many castles, cathedrals and places of historic interest. Apart from its historical heritage Fife is also renowned for world class golf courses and lovely stretches of picturesque coastline.

Long sections of the Fife Coastal Path can now be enjoyed by walkers and there are a variety of linear and circular routes which have been graded and waymarked, from which you can enjoy beautiful seacapes and spot spectacular wildlife such as grey seals, dolphins and maybe even the odd basking shark. For bird lovers the offshore islands of Inchkeith and Inchcolm are home to thousands of seabirds, including large numbers of Puffins in May.

In the northeast the gentle rolling hills of the hinterland extend eastwards to windswept cliffs, rocky bays and sandy beaches, where scenes from the film `Chariots of Fire' were filmed. South down the coast a short distance is the ancient university town of St. Andrews, home to the world-famous Royal and Ancient golf club.

St. Andrews University was founded in 1410 and is Scotland's oldest university town. The medieval town centre has narrow alleys and cobbled streets which lead to the now ruined cathedral and the church of St. Regulus, which has a spiral staircase leading to the top of a 108-foot tower, offering magnificent views over the town. There are also two great beaches, botanical gardens and an aquarium here.

South of St. Andrews the picturesque small stone harbour fishing villages of Crail, Anstruther, Piteenween and St Monans are all places to experience the un-hurried pace of life by the sea. Further round the coast there are a number of first class golf courses such as Elie and Leven Links, to name only two of more than forty golf courses in this region!

Southern Fife is dominated by Dunfirmline, Scotland's former capital. The Forth Road and Rail Bridges over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh are the most distinctive landmarks on this stretch of coast and allow easy access to the capital for days out.

Helenslea ref: 26011

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£310-£775
3 star rating
Helenslea
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Edwardian terrace apartment close to the heart of St Andrews, with theatre, bars and museums, The Old Course close by.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Moorings ref: CC526015

St Monans, Kingdom of Fife

£293-£654
3 star rating
Fisherman’s cottage only a stroll to the harbour and sea front of St Monans on the Fife coast
 
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Squinty House ref: 30174

Lundin Links, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£246-£583
3 star rating
With a beach, the Fife Coastal Path and two famous golf courses nearby, this terraced cottage is a fantastic retreat.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Fingals ref: 27824

Lundin Links, Kingdom of Fife

£293-£569
3 star rating
With its sunny enclosed garden this delightful cottage is ideal for exploring the stunning coastline, and the Fife coastal path.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Laigh ref: 19223

Kinghorn, Fife, Kingdom of Fife

£258-£538
4 star rating
Ideal any time of the year, harbour and sandy beach nearby, take the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge to central Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Granny’s Cottage ref: CC526010

Coaltown of Burnturk near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£279-£564
3 star rating
In a quiet hamlet only 6 miles from Cupar in the Kingdom of Fife
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Blue Cottage at Cellardyke ref: 26148

Cellardyke, Kingdom of Fife

£360-£603
2 star rating
Ground floor apartment ideal all year, with cosy open fire, bracing coastal path walks, golf courses and sandy beaches nearby.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Piteadie Castle Cottage ref: CC526032

by Kinghorn, Kingdom of Fife

£355-£854
4 star rating
Explore the eight acres of beautiful grounds, or venture out and spend a day in Edinburgh. Many attractions and outdoor pursuits available close by.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Rings ref: UK5080

Chance Inn, near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£3014-£3700
4 star rating
Nestled in a peaceful location, yet close to amenities and attractions, this 8 bedroom detached property, all with en-suite wet room, is all on one level and has been superbly designed for the less able.
  • Sleeps
    16
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    8
  • Changeover
    FRI

Failte ref: UK5058

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£325-£744
3 star rating
A traditionally built ground floor, sea front apartment with a garden which provides stunning and idyllic sea views in the charming town of Anstruther.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Guillemot Rise ref: CC526018

Anstruther by St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£429-£850
3 star rating
Coastal apartment in the charming fishing village of Anstruther with sea views and beach just 50 yards.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

St Andrews Hideaway ref: UK5193

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£276-£632
4 star rating
Enjoy a stroll to the beach and town centre from this holiday property. Perfect for golfers, the area has over 30 golf clubs, and there are many other attractions nearby.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Great Lodging Red House ref: 29785

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£489-£1227
4 star rating
Dating back to the 1500’s, this characterful property offers fantastic accommodation for those who love to be near the seaside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Gordons Hall Cottage ref: SYYR

Carnbee, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£683-£1658
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Hendersons Way ref: CC526041

Crail near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£681-£1095
4 star rating
This lovely detached cottage is in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Crail, with its charming harbour and award-winning sandy beach.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT