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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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Fife Five Amazing Food with a View

Fife Five Amazing Food with a View

A foodie’s delight! There’s not just fabulous food and drink to enjoy in the Kingdom of Fife, but amazing views to accompany your meal. Here are just five of them for starters but there are plenty more on the menu! 

From chocolate trails to award-winning ice cream parlours, Michelin starred dining to cosy cafes, as well as great farm shops. You're sure to find a treat with a view for an experience to remember!

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Fife Five things you can only do in Fife

Fife Five things you can only do in Fife

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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The Accessible Kingdom of Fife

The Accessible Kingdom of Fife

Euansguide.com is a listings and review website that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible. The team at Euan's Guide love coming to Fife and have given us their recommended itinerary for an accessible trip to the Kingdom. 

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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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