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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

Great Gardens

Hill of Tarvit for herbaceous colour, Kellie Castle for organic methods in a walled garden, or Falkland Palace for mature, mixed borders in a peaceful setting – Fife has plenty for gardens.

Gardens in Kingdom of Fife

Museums & Aquariums

A strong marine theme, including two aquariums, and the Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther, but Fife has rural history, too. Discover it at Ceres.

Museums & Galleries in Kingdom of Fife
Zoos & Aquariums in Kingdom of Fife

Speciality Shops

Pottery, exclusive knitwear, jewellery, speciality Scottish foods – you’ll find all of these and lots more as you travel around Fife.

Speciality Shops in Kingdom of Fife

Festivals & Events

It may be Lowland, but you’ll find Highland Games here, along with a huge range of events from local festivals to one of Britain’s biggest air-shows.

Festivals & Events in Kingdom of Fife

St Andrews Castle »

A dramatically sited cliff-edge ruin, this 16th-century castle has an impressive bottle-dungeon (escape is impossible.) and a fascinating surviving mine and countermine from a 1546-7 siege - not for the claustrophobic, though now lit electrically.

Real Tennis

Scotland’s only original real or royal tennis court stands in the grounds of Falkland Palace. Built for King James V in 1541, it is still in use today. The game is very different from lawn tennis and in early days was played without a racket.

Falkland Palace Royal Tennis Court

St Andrews »

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