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Fife & St. Andrews

Quintessential east-side Lowland Scotland, the further east you travel, the more rural Fife becomes, with its rolling hills and barley fields, small villages and well-manicured golf courses. 


Map of Fife & St. Andrews

Home of Golf »

The Kingdom of Fife needs no introduction when it comes to the game of golf. This area holds a unique position in the annals of the game with St Andrews, the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient clubhouse at its symbolic heart.

Wildlife of Fife »

Fife’s wildlife’s spectacle is mostly (but not exclusively) on the coast – sea-duck in good numbers, puffins on the Isle of May, and seals are some of the highlights.

Historic Villages

Travel by the coast, or in the rural hinterland of East Fife, or further west, and there are fascinating communities to explore.

The East Neuk strings together communities with a sea-going past - the crow-stepped gables and red pantiles of places like Pittenweem or Crail echo Dutch architectural styles. Inland are more discoveries, at places like Ceres, a sleepy little place amid the barley fields, yet with a claim to Scotland’s oldest Highland Games. Falkland is also very photogenic. To the west, Culross is a unique survivor, a period piece of 16 - 18th Century domestic architecture, with the air of a real-life film-set.

Historic Towns & Villages in the Kingdom of Fife

Royal Connections

The Stuarts hunted from Falkland; Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle; King Charles I was born in Dunfermline Palace – a few royal connections.

Castles & Stately Homes in Kingdom of Fife

St Andrews »

Nowhere else in Scotland is like St Andrews, not just a handsome historic town but a community with a unique story.