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.

Castle Cottages - Castle Dairy ref: 27901

Ceres, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£276-£745

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Castle Cottages - Castle Dairy
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Romantic rural retreat for couples, close to Tarvit Mansion House, Fife Falconry Centre and St Andrews golf course.
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Pitcairlie Lodge ref: SBK

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£894

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Perfect for that romantic break, and also complete with wheelchair access and an open fire.
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    2
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Great Lodging Red House ref: 29785

Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£489-£1279

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Dating back to the 1500’s, this characterful property offers fantastic accommodation for those who love to be near the seaside.
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Kannier Cottage ref: UK5460

St Monans, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£579-£1234

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Enjoy walking on the Fife Coastal Path and visit the small fishing villages, historic buildings and sandy beaches along the way.
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    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Inzievar - Inzievar ref: 17570

Oakley, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£338-£981

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Idyllic woodland location, ideal for nature lovers, with woodlands walks from the door, and countryside views, Dunfermline easily accessible.
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    6
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
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    1
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Homelands - Keil ref: UK5076

Lundin Links near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£421-£23038

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4 star rating
A beautiful self-catering holiday lodge nestled in the East Neuk village of Lundin Links with wonderful views across to Largo Bay.
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    2
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Baillie Scott ref: CC526037

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

£638-£1102

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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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Puffin Cottage ref: S62

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

£421-£1130

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4 star rating
Charming fisherman’s cottage, close to pretty harbour with seafood restaurants, crafts shops and boat trips to Isle of May.
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    1
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    2
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    1
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Dolphin Cottage ref: 14198

Cellardyke, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£325-£835

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3 star rating
Only 9 miles from St Andrews, this coastal retreat has spectacular sea views and direct access to the shore from the enclosed garden.
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    3
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    2
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    1
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Old Inzievar Cottages - Old Inzievar Cottage ref: SBBJ

Oakley, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£359-£947

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4 star rating
Perfect rural hideaway with roaring open fire, getaway from it all in secluded, rural woodland setting, yet close to Dunfermline.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
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    1
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Valentines ref: CC526038

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

£647-£1103

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5 star rating
St Andrews, Dundee and Cupar are just a short drive away from this property, as are the white sandy beach and dunes of Tentsmuir Country Park.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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The Laigh ref: 19223

Kinghorn, Fife, Kingdom of Fife

£258-£553

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4 star rating
Ideal any time of the year, harbour and sandy beach nearby, take the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge to central Edinburgh.
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    3
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    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
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    1
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Gordons Hall Cottage ref: SYYR

Carnbee, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£741-£1726

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4 star rating
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    10
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    5
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    3
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Nautilus Cottage ref: 31313

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£627-£1349

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4 star rating
Nautilus Cottage provides beautifully presented accommodation on the coast in a perfect area for golf enthusiasts.
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    7
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    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
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    2
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Edina Cottage ref: 31286

Pittenweem, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£389-£489

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4 star rating
This holiday property is in an ideal base for exploring the area with its many historic sites and attractions.
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    4
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  • Bedrooms
    2
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    2
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