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.

Balwearie Mill - Balwearie Mill Cottage ref: 30226

Kinghorn, near Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

£489-£953

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4 star rating
Balwearie Mill - Balwearie Mill Cottage
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With a countryside location and easy access to the city, this cottage offers the best of both worlds.
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Bishop’s Hill View ref: 28001

Glenrothes, Kingdom of Fife

£332-£855

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4 star rating
Elegant, contemporary, first floor apartment, spacious rooms and wonderful views from picture windows and decked terrace. St Andrews easily accessible.
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Helenslea ref: 26011

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£357-£968

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3 star rating
Edwardian terrace apartment close to the heart of St Andrews, with theatre, bars and museums, The Old Course close by.
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Fishermans Rest ref: 27178

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£363-£935

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4 star rating
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.
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Walker’s Neuk ref: SSAF

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£369-£707

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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.
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Lady Bluebell ref: CC526039

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

£1081-£1472

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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.
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The Garden Apartment ref: UEE

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£752

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4 star rating
This is a spacious, lower ground floor apartment is perfect for that romantic break and just 18 miles from Perth.
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Ross Cottage ref: CC526030

Cairneyhill near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£439-£763

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3 star rating
A cosy holiday home near to the thriving town of Dunfermline, once the capital of Scotland. Visit the royal palace or 12th Century abbey.
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    5
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    3
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Kudu ref: UED

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£894

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4 star rating
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Making Waves ref: CC526026

Cellardyke near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£418-£1079

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3 star rating
A traditional fisherman’s cottage with modern conveniences directly on the shore with fantastic sea views towards May Island.
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    5
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    3
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    1
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The Stables ref: UK5400

Pitcairlie, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£653-£1406

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4 star rating
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Escape to this wonderful, detached holiday home, nestled in the hills of the beautiful, rolling countryside of north Fife.
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    7
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    4
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Baillie Scott ref: CC526037

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

£638-£1052

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5 star rating
This Arts and Crafts property is brimming with character, and has a rich history. It is the ideal base to discover the wonders of Fife.
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    2
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    2
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Harbour Apartment ref: CC526024

Pittenweem near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£328-£665

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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.
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    1
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Sea Brae ref: 30299

Crail, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£445-£1066

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3 star rating
This property is located in the village of Crail, with picturesque views of the coast to the Isle of May.
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    6
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    1
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    3
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    2
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Failte ref: UK5058

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£400-£763

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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.
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    4
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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