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Fife with its stunning coastal scenery has a lot to offer the visitor. Full of history and with many outdoor activities the choice here is incredible. The Kingdom of Fife was the ancestral home of the Kings of Scotland and is dominated by its main ton of Dunfermline with lots of historical buildings. One of the most memorable sights in the coastal area includes the Forth Road Bridge. The ruined palace at Falkland is a popular attraction in the area, and nearby Cupar the county town is a delightful market centre.

Many people associate Fife with St Andrews the University Town and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. The university is famed as the one Prince William attended, and is the oldest university in Scotland. Walkers will enjoy the many delightful stone coastal villages near St Andrews including Anstruther and Pittenweem, all part of the East Neuk. With more than forty golf courses in the county Fife is an excellent golfing centre.

Culross Palace and Aberdour Castle are interesting historic buildings to visit. The stunning scenery in the area has inspired many artists, reflected in the sheer number of galleries throughout Fife. Some of the best beaches in Scotland are within Fife and several enjoy blue flag status. These include Silver sands at Aberdour and Burntisland Beach. Windsurfing is a popular activity off the coast of Fife and kayaking can be enjoyed by visitors.

Cyclists have a network of over 300 miles of cycling trail around the county and some off road facilities in Devilla Forest and Pitmedden. The Fife Coastal Path is popular with walkers and the Lomond Hills in Central Fife are also excellent for hiking. Fife may be a small county but a lot is within its boundary and beyond for visitors.  





 

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