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Fife Historic Highlights

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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.
Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace

Experience a day in the life of the Stuart monarchs and visit the stunning Falkland Palace, which was a favourite place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Part of the Palace is in ruins but the original and reconstructed rooms are packed with 17th-century Flemish tapestries, elaborate painted ceilings and antique furnishings.The beautiful, tranquil grounds are worth a visit alone. They are home to the oldest Real or Royal tennis court in Britain, built for King James V.

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St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle is a picturesque ruin located in St Andrews...explore the seige mine and view the 'bottle dungeon'.

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Kellie Castle

Kellie Castle

Kellie Castle dates from as early as the 14th century and is one of Fife's hidden gems.  The stunning grounds and garden could easily be a day out in themselves.

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British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum

Home to over 17,000 objects, the museum tells the story of golf’s development from the Middle Ages to the present day. It re-opened last year after major refurbishment and is one of Fife's top visitor attractions

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Pillars of Hercules

Pillars of Hercules

A great place for lunch following your visit to Falkland Palace is Pillars of Hercules - an organic farm shop and cafe - where they serve tasty freshly prepared food from warming soups to scrumptious salads.

Cocoa Tree Cafe

Cocoa Tree Cafe

A year round haven in the picturesque East Neuk and close to Kellie Castle, the Cocoa Tree is a fantastic place for a coffee or lunch.  Their specialities include Intense Hot Chocolate, chocolate cake and a bean soup.

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Insider Tips on the East Neuk

Insider Tips on the East Neuk

Frances and Struan from Cambo Estate give us their insider tips to exploring the East Neuk.

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Chocolate Trail

Chocolate Trail

Follow Fife's enchanting chocolate trail...the perfect day out!

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Cycling the Fife Coast

Cycling the Fife Coast

Keen cyclist and Sustainability Researcher James Bonner took a 3 day cycle around the Fife coast, taking in some of its natural and cultural attractions.

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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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