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.

Fishermans Rest ref: 27178

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£363-£935
4 star rating
Fishermans Rest
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This renovated fisherman’s cottage is located in a traditional fishing village in the heart of Fife’s East Neuk, just 15 minutes’ drive from St Andrews.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Edenwoodend Cottage ref: W41819

Cupar, near St. Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£304-£692
4 star rating
Peaceful, comfortable cottage, ideal for exploring coastal villages, yet close to St Andrews and the famous Gleneagles Golf Course.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Hendersons Way ref: CC526041

Crail near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£681-£1154
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

Stables Cottage ref: UNS

Blebo, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£372-£814
4 star rating
Detached cottage, ideal for the golfing enthusiast, with 17 courses close by, and The British Golf Museum easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Inzievar - Inzievar ref: 17570

Oakley, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£336-£928
4 star rating
Idyllic woodland location, ideal for nature lovers, with woodlands walks from the door, and countryside views, Dunfermline easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Seaforth View ref: UKC1212

St Monans, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£535-£1197
0 star rating
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Boasting spectacular sea views, in a coastal setting, this holiday property is the perfect spot for a relaxing seaside break.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kelly Cottage ref: CC526016

Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£374-£759
4 star rating
Only 100 metres to a golden sandy beach in the quaint harbour village of Elie on the Fife coast
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Bishop’s Hill View ref: 28001

Glenrothes, Kingdom of Fife

£332-£771
4 star rating
Elegant, contemporary, first floor apartment, spacious rooms and wonderful views from picture windows and decked terrace. St Andrews easily accessible.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Helenslea ref: 26011

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£357-£848
3 star rating
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

Winston’s ref: UK5359

St Monans, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£317-£659
4 star rating
New!
Perfect for a couple with their small, four-legged friend, this holiday property is tucked away in a quiet area.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Kudu ref: UED

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£894
4 star rating
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cardy Cottage ref: SVVP

Lower Largo, Kingdom of Fife

£376-£941
4 star rating
Built by descendants of real life Robinson Crusoe, Alexander Selkirk, this listed cottage is close to the Fife Coastal Path.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Harbour Apartment ref: CC526024

Pittenweem near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£328-£656
4 star rating
Spend a day on the beautiful beach or explore this picturesque village. This first floor apartment is within walking distance of cafes, restaurants and craft shops.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Rockview ref: 29527

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£391-£854
4 star rating
After a busy day exploring the surrounding area, enjoy watching the sunset from the balcony.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Dunmarlie ref: CC524065

Newton of Falkland near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£299-£454
3 star rating
An attractive cottage in the hamlet of Newton of Falkland. Close to amenities in Falkland and the Lomond Hills Regional Park which is full of footpaths and interesting features.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT