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Fife Five things you can only do in Fife

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Want the inside track and some tips on things to see and do when visiting Fife… that you can only do in Fife? You’ll be surprised at what this region offers from historic bridges, to strange stones and big fish! Intrigued?
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Light the world's smallest working light tower

Visit the lovely village of North Queensferry and light the lamp of the world's smallest working light tower. Built in 1817 by Robert Stevenson as a key part of the 'Queensferry Passage' across the Forth, this tiny part of Scottish maritime history has been carefully restored to full working order. You'll also enjoy unique views of the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

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Swim with sharks

Swim with sharks

Enjoy the underwater experience of a lifetime at Deep Sea World, Scotland’s national aquarium. It's the only aquarium in Scotland to offer genuine underwater diving experiences where you can immerse yourself in a world of undersea discovery. Are you brave enough?

 

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Visit the UK's oldest real tennis court

Visit the UK's oldest real tennis court

Did you know that you can see the UK's oldest real tennis court, built in 1539, if you visit Falkland Palace? The Stuart kings were frequent residents here and Mary, Queen of Scots adored Falkland Palace, as it reminded her of the chateaux of the French Royal Court where she grew up.

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Take a selfie on the Swilcan Bridge

Take a selfie on the Swilcan Bridge

There is no golf played on the Old Course on a Sunday. It's the perfect time to walk in the footsteps of golfing legends and cross the famous Swilcan Bridge. Don't forget to stop and take a selfie!

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Take a walk to see the amazing Bunnet Stane

Take a walk to see the amazing Bunnet Stane

The Bunnet Stane (or bonnet stone) is a weird rock formation found in the Lomond Hills.  An elevated table of rock, about ten feet by twenty feet across, it sits upon a thin column of rock like a giant mushroom. If you fancy walking there, check out our blog by outdoor enthusiast Ben Dolphin. 

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Distillery & Brewery Trail

Distillery & Brewery Trail

Take in scenic Fife and savour craft beers, gin and whisky along the way.

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Fife Five history hot spots

Fife Five history hot spots

Visit the places where history left its mark! Immerse yourself in ancient tales of people and places. Follow in the footsteps of royal history, experience the favourite places of Mary Queen of Scots and journey pilgrims’ travels. Be inspired by Outlander, see medieval masterpieces and don’t forget to share your historic tales.

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The Wild Fife Five to spot

The Wild Fife Five to spot

Heard of the Famous Five? Well here’s Fife’s wildlife famous five for you to spot throughout the seasons on land, sea and on the skyline when you’re out and about. Comical puffins on the Isle of May, soaring sea eagles and colourful dragonflies. Look out in autumn for scurrying squirrels on the red squirrel trail in Devilla Forest and cute seals along the Tentsmuir shoreline.

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Fife Historic Highlights

Fife Historic Highlights

Joanna Rodgers, Operations Officer at MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews) shares top tips on her favourite historic highlights to visit on a day out in the Kingdom, as well as where to eat out.

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