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.

Bell Cottage ref: SZZR

Pittenweem, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£450-£1018
4 star rating
Bell Cottage
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Enjoy golf, wonderful sandy beaches and cultural events whilst staying at this character cottage which is set in a beautiful fishing village.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kelly Cottage ref: CC526016

Elie, near Leven and Cupar, Kingdom of Fife

£374-£759
4 star rating
Only 100 metres to a golden sandy beach in the quaint harbour village of Elie on the Fife coast
 
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

Piteadie Castle Cottage ref: CC526032

by Kinghorn, Kingdom of Fife

£409-£879
4 star rating
Explore the eight acres of beautiful grounds, or venture out and spend a day in Edinburgh. Many attractions and outdoor pursuits available close by.
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Laigh ref: 19223

Kinghorn, Fife, Kingdom of Fife

£258-£553
4 star rating
Ideal any time of the year, harbour and sandy beach nearby, take the dramatic Forth Railway Bridge to central Edinburgh.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

Old Inzievar Cottages - Old Inzievar Cottage ref: SBBJ

Oakley, near Dunfermline, Kingdom of Fife

£359-£853
4 star rating
Perfect rural hideaway with roaring open fire, getaway from it all in secluded, rural woodland setting, yet close to Dunfermline.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Balwearie Mill - Balwearie Mill Cottage ref: 30226

Kinghorn, near Kirkcaldy, Kingdom of Fife

£489-£953
4 star rating
With a countryside location and easy access to the city, this cottage offers the best of both worlds.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

The Garden Apartment ref: UEE

Near Auchtermuchty, Kingdom of Fife

£0-£752
4 star rating
This is a spacious, lower ground floor apartment is perfect for that romantic break and just 18 miles from Perth.
  • Sleeps
    3
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    SAT

Kingfisher Cottage ref: 30485

Cellardyke, near Anstruther, Kingdom of Fife

£355-£918
3 star rating
Located next to the beach, close to local attractions and within an hour of Edinburgh - great for families and couples.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

May House ref: 24743

Crail, Kingdom of Fife

£378-£1095
4 star rating
Contemporary home with games room and pool table, St Andrews and Balcomie golf course nearby, Roome Bay beach easily reached.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    SAT