Culture & Heritage
Fife has an incredibly rich social and cultural heritage.
Some of the world’s most influential thinkers, industrialists and politicians: Adam Smith, Andrew Carnegie and James Wilson were from Fife. Their legacies can be seen in the museums, galleries and libraries, some even bear their names.
Fife galleries play host to a wide array of resident and travelling exhibitions. The classical works of the Scots colourists combine with contemporary art and sculpture to deliver a cultural presentation of Fife, art and culture from across the centuries. Fife’s art collections are free to be experienced and enjoyed by all as access to all Fife’s municipal museums and galleries is free.
Ancient castles, royal dwellings and religious abbeys can be found all over Fife. Trace the history of this ancient Kingdom, its political scandals and social evolution, and see how these have influenced life in Fife.
Fife also enjoys a varied landscape - striking coastline, rolling countryside and rich forests - with a huge range of wildlife in those habitats. Find out more at the Fife Coast and Countryside website or on the Scottish Natural Heritage website.
History and Heritage
Explore Fife's rich culture and heritage during your visit.