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.

The Rings ref: UK5080

Chance Inn, near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£3103-£3810
4 star rating
The Rings
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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

Island View ref: UK5182

Crail, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£484-£1048
4 star rating
This delightful detached holiday cottage sits in a beautiful village just a short walk from an award-winning beach, shops and restaurants.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Changeover
    SAT

1 Ivy Cottage ref: CC524030

Abernethy near Perth, Kingdom of Fife

£320-£886
3 star rating
Originally a weaver’s cottage, this lovely stone built holiday property is perfect for golf enthusiasts, with 20 golf courses within easy driving distance.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Homelands - Keil ref: UK5076

Lundin Links near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£421-£23038
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.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

High Tide ref: UK5170

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£286-£632
3 star rating
This first floor holiday apartment enjoys sea views from the open plan living space and the lovely double bedroom.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Moorings ref: CC526015

St Monans, Kingdom of Fife

£349-£679
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

Old Inzievar Cottages - Fernwoodlea ref: UKC475

Oakley, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£351-£849
4 star rating
This rural haven boasts all the creature comforts, snuggle-up in front of the inviting wood burner after a day of exploring this magnificent area.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Cardy Cottage ref: SVVP

Lower Largo, Kingdom of Fife

£329-£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

Bluebell Cottage ref: CC526014

Auchtermuchty near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£293-£624
4 star rating
Beautifully renovated cottage in the Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty with views to the Lomond Hills
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Seagulls ref: 28948

Pittenweem, near St. Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£328-£706
4 star rating
Tucked away down a quiet street, this lovely quirky cottage is close to historic harbour, pubs and galleries.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Jasmine Cottage ref: CC526017

Limekilns, Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£272-£482
3 star rating
Charming cosy lower cottage dating back to 1903 in Fife’s picturesque and historic coastal village of Limekilns
 
 
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Making Waves ref: CC526026

Cellardyke near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£418-£1059
3 star rating
A traditional fisherman’s cottage with modern conveniences directly on the shore with fantastic sea views towards May Island.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Granny’s Cottage ref: CC526010

Coaltown of Burnturk near Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£309-£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

Seascape Cottage ref: CC526020

Crail near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£443-£981
4 star rating
A period cottage with sea views right by the harbour at Crail. The perfect coastal retreat.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Ross Cottage ref: CC526030

Cairneyhill near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£439-£750
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.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT