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.

Rockview ref: 29527

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£391-£881

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After a busy day exploring the surrounding area, enjoy watching the sunset from the balcony.
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Kirkside Cottage ref: SOON

Upper Largo, Leven, Kingdom of Fife

£328-£790

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4 star rating
Nestled beside the village church, this charming, comfortable cottage with an open fire is close to St Andrews and a Sea Life Centre.
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Sandhaven ref: UK5361

Culross, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£428-£887

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A charming first floor apartment within a converted school, located in the quaint coastal village of Culross with views to National Trust palace and river from the living room.
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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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Homelands - Cardy ref: UK5074

Lundin Links near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£421-£1123

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4 star rating
A purpose built lodge with excellent facilities for people with disabilities in an area famed for its quaint fishing villages, places of historic interest and its numerous attractions and activities.
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May House ref: 24743

Crail, Kingdom of Fife

£387-£1148

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4 star rating
Contemporary home with games room and pool table, St Andrews and Balcomie golf course nearby, Roome Bay beach easily reached.
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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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Stables Cottage ref: UNS

Blebo, near St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£375-£711

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4 star rating
Detached cottage, ideal for the golfing enthusiast, with 17 courses close by, and The British Golf Museum easily accessible.
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Fishermans Rest ref: 27178

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£559-£908

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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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Island View ref: UK5182

Crail, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£495-£1098

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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.
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    4
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    3
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Guillemot Rise ref: CC526018

Anstruther by St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£429-£875

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3 star rating
Coastal apartment in the charming fishing village of Anstruther with sea views and beach just 50 yards.
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Burnside ref: 23595

St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife

£354-£958

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3 star rating
Peaceful, family home, overlooking Lumbo Burn, and within walking distance of St Andrews and Dukes golf course at Craigtoun Park.
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    3
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    1
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Old Inzievar Cottages - Fernwoodlea ref: UKC475

Oakley, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£400-£967

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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.
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Lilac Cottage ref: UK5011

St Monans near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£398-£722

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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.
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Sable ref: UEC

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£987

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4 star rating
This south facing property has 2 en-suite bedroom and is part of the owners 16th-century mansion.
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