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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.
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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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Hidden Golf Treasures

Hidden Golf Treasures

Of Fife’s 50 golf courses many are internationally renowned – the Old Course at St Andrews being the most famous of all – but among the Kingdom’s unique collection there are many that deserve a much higher profile.

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Fife Five Places you won’t believe are in Fife

Fife Five Places you won’t believe are in Fife

What a combination! Landscape, coastline, landmarks and nature fuse together to bring you views of places you might not believe are in the Kingdom of Fife.

But they are... and just waiting for you to explore and discover more. Here are just Five from Fife but there’s plenty more to enjoy.

 

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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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Distillery & Brewery Trail

Distillery & Brewery Trail

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

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