With a log burning stove for cosy winter breaks and a hot tub that allows you to sit back and soak up the beautiful surrounding Scottish countryside, Railway Crossing Cottage is a popular self-catering retreat at any time of the year. Perfect for families and couples (one or two), the cottage is nicely sandwiched between the pretty historic fishing villages of Crail and Anstruther, and a good base for discovering the beauty of the East Neuk area of Fife.
Fife is a holiday destination that delivers beauty all year round. Glen Lyon is a lovely holiday home in a quiet location overlooking fields, with space for five people to sleep in three bedrooms. It's ideal for couples and families who want a rural location while still being close to Fife's towns, coastline, lochs, castles and golf courses - all of the things that make it a top choice for a holiday in all seasons. Edinburgh is around half an hour away, while Stirling and Dundee are an hour by car. Staying here means you can see quite a lot of Scotland with ease.
In a wonderful rural position with outstanding views across the Firth of Forth, The Old Barn Cottage provides a warm Scottish welcome and is located on a small family farm in Fife, Scotland. Close to St Andrews, the holiday cottage is perfect for those who enjoy a round of golf and exploring with plenty of attractions for day trips out and a great place to relax and unwind. Tourist board rating: 4 Star
Fife is known for many cultural festivals that celebrate both Scottish and international talent. The Fife Festival of Music is well-known throughout Scotland and encourages performers from all over the country. The Stanza Poetry Festival celebrates the art of poetry and is a great experience for those wanting to hear poetry from all over the world. The Cupar Arts Festival also celebrates artists from all over the world, from all disciplines. These festivals, amongst others, help to create international recognition for the Kingdom of Fife as an artistic region. If art is your thing, it is worth checking your calendar to fit in a visit and witness these amazing festivals!
The Kingdom of Fife is home to many palaces which give visitors a glimpse of what life was like for Scottish kings and queens of old. The Falkland Palace was once home to many Scottish kings and the structure is very impressive. The gardens and forests in the surrounding area are perfect for countryside walks and offer a very romantic setting. Dunfermline Palace and Abbey make up an important site that tells the story of past Scottish royalty. Now a ruin, the Palace still has an aura of regality and the medieval structure of the Abbey is one of Scotland's most important architectural buildings. The Palace of Monimail is also key for Scottish history and was home to many significant religious people.
A trip to Fife would not be complete without witnessing its amazing landscape. From miles of beautiful coasts to rocky bays, cliffs and lush hills, Fife really has it all. Famous around the world for its golf courses, the region attracts many visitors. More than 45 golf courses exist in the area and give a great view of the Scottish countryside. One of the courses (St Andrews) is 600 years old and has hosted The Open Championship more times than any other golfing venue. Whether you go to Fife for a game, or as a spectator, you won't be disappointed by what the area has to offer. Those that are keen for a spot of fishing also have many opportunities in Fife. Fishing villages such as Pittenweem and St. Monans are full of picturesque buildings and friendly locals, making them perfect for day trips in a tranquil setting.
From international, cultural events to its reputation as a golfers dream, Fife has its own personality, whilst still retaining its Scottish heritage. Stories of past kings and queens, combined with beautiful architecture and scenery, make the Kingdom of Fife a fantastic place for visitors to Scotland.