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.

Burnside ref: 23595

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£349-£874
3 star rating
Burnside
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Peaceful, family home, overlooking Lumbo Burn, and within walking distance of St Andrews and Dukes golf course at Craigtoun Park.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Orangery ref: UKC1156

Elie, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£855-£2020
4 star rating
The Orangery is the perfect base for spending some well needed time with family, whilst exploring this beautiful location.
  • Sleeps
    8
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • 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
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    SAT

Puffin Cottage ref: S62

Crail, near St. Andrews, Fife, Kingdom of Fife

£414-£1123
4 star rating
Charming fisherman’s cottage, close to pretty harbour with seafood restaurants, crafts shops and boat trips to Isle of May.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Sable ref: UEC

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£987
4 star rating
This south facing property has 2 en-suite bedroom and is part of the owners 16th-century mansion.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Halyn Cottage ref: CC526027

Ceres near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£538-£905
3 star rating
Snuggle infront of the wood burner in the winter, or relax in the large garden in the summer. This detached cottage is ideal families or friends at any time of the year.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Lilac Cottage ref: UK5011

St Monans near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£398-£753
4 star rating
This lovely traditional two bedroomed cottage is situated in the East Neuk of Fife, between the picturesque fishing villages of St Monans and Anstruther.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • 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

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

Lady Bluebell ref: CC526039

St. Fort Wormit near Newport-on-Tay, Kingdom of Fife

£1086-£1472
5 star rating
This property is full of charm, and it is a great family holiday base to enjoy all that Fife has to offer.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

Failte ref: UK5058

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£400-£763
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
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    SAT

Walker’s Neuk ref: SSAF

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£369-£693
4 star rating
Immaculately presented and situated in a charming fishing village, this holiday property has plenty of history and enjoys a cosy wood-burning stove.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
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Castle Cottages - Castle Smiddy ref: 27900

Ceres, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£313-£749
4 star rating
This cosy bungalow has woodburner and Tentsmuir Point is nearby, where you can see hundreds of seals basking on sandbars.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Thistle Dhu Lodge ref: CC526019

Kinglassie near Glenrothes, Kingdom of Fife

£339-£643
3 star rating
Beautifully situated amongst glorious countryside, this delightful cottage enjoys a cosy wood burner and enclosed garden.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Muir Cottage ref: 13243

Freuchie, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£323-£762
3 star rating
Bright, modern bungalow, ideal for outdoor loving families, with Gleneagles, riding and sailing nearby, and Scottish Deer Centre easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT