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 for those who enjoy a game, 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.