Fife has plenty of attractions to delight visitors and keep families amused for hours.
As well as all the sporting and outdoor activities, there are a host of shopping destinations, theatres, festivals, restaurants, museums, galleries, sports facilities and the great outdoors to enjoy. Find out about some of Fife's attractions below:
St Andrews offers visitors the chance to play golf, take a stroll along its award-winning beaches, taste delicious traditional ice cream and explore medieval Scotland in the university, cathedral and castle.
Fife has six award-winning blue flag beaches and they really are stunning. Aberdour’s Silver Sands looks out to the islands of Inchmickery and Inchcolm and you can watch cricket being played on the sand at Elie Woodhaven (Ruby Bay). Fife’s other Blue Flag beaches are at St Andrews East Sands and West Sands, Burntisland and Leven East Beach.
For an underwater adventure the whole family will enjoy, visit Deep Sea World at North Queensferry. The UK’s longest underwater viewing tunnel brings visitors face-to-face with sharks and a myriad of other fish. Other attractions include seals, piranha and exhibitions recreating the wonders of the Amazon rainforest and Krakatoa. St Andrews Aquarium is an underwater world of adventure and discovery from sharks to seahorses, lobsters to lionfish, and not forgetting their meerkats.
Scotland’s Secret Bunker is an amazing complex built as a government refuge in case of nuclear attack. Encased in three metres of concrete 40 metres below ground, the centre has dormitories, a canteen, nuclear command control centre and even a radio studio.
The Scottish Deer Centre is home to nine species of deer, wolves, otters, foxes and birds of prey. It's a wonderful day out for all the family and you'll be able to get close to nature with guided tours, a treetop walkway and indoor and outdoor play areas.
There are some really big events in Fife, consider making a day out of the following attractions:
- The Big Tent, Scotland's largest green festival with music, arts, family activities and green debates at the Falkland Estate.
- The Big Stooshie, Scotland's charity music festival at The Howe Country Centre in Giffordtown,
- Links Market, Europe's longest street fair with over 200 fairground rides, held annually in Kirkcaldy
- The SuperBike Championships held at Knockhill Racing Circuit
- The Scottish Snowdrops Festival allows you to see this delicate flower in a variety of Scottish gardens, parks, castles and stately homes including Cambo Estate in Fife.
Make the most of your visit
There's so much to do in Fife you'll want to come back again and again.