From bridges to beaches, castles to coos, the Kingdom of Fife is home to a variety of ‘grammable photography spots.
This guide details some of the most popular photography locations in Fife and a few lesser-known local secrets so you can get your phones, cameras and action cams out to capture the best of Fife’s landscape, nature and art.
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Enjoy the quieter side of the Bridges from North Queensferry.
The Albert Hotel, plants and the town’s arches make great frames.
Instagram users will recognise the ochre Culross Palace, Outlander fans may recognise Claire’s herb garden!
Culross Palace looks great from a number of angles.
Location: Catch the birdhouse from the walk up the hill in the Palace Gardens.
Culross is incredibly picturesque, photographers will also want to catch the cobbled streets with colourful houses.
Capture King Robert the Bruce against a bright blue sky, moody grey clouds or pastel pink sunset from the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries viewing platform or get down into the Palace for a wider shot of the Abbey and Cathedral.
Another attractive angle is taken from inside Pittencrieff Park. Bonus points if you catch a squirrel in shot.
As elusive as the Scottish unicorn! Gold medal if you can get a picture of the peacocks in Fife.
A modern mural nodding to the town’s historic past.
Keep an eye of the shop shutters too.
Location: Next to Cowdenbeath Police Station.
Fishing boats, two beaches, lighthouse. Aberdour is an Insta-dream location.
Location: Hawkcraig, Aberdour
Maybe we should leave these two to it…
Location: Near Kinghorn
Strange looking formation makes for great shots. (Please note Sheep graze these open fields so keep your dogs on short leads or under close control at all times). Find out more about this location at https://www.welcometofife.com/highlight/lomond-hills-walk-series-1---the-bunnet-stane
Get a photo of a photo in Macedonia, Glenrothes.
Location: Underpass behind Glenwood Health Centre car park.
The hippos first arrived to Glenrothes in the 1970s and make up part of the largest collection of public art in the UK. Yes, in Glenrothes!
Location: Riverside Park
‘The Blocks’ or Zig Zag Pier in the East Neuk’s St Monans is winding its way into many IG feeds.
Photographers, check out Fife’s last remaining windmill in St Monans too.
Elie Ness Lighthouse and Lady’s Tower (Ruby Bay) , double whammy in Elie.
Take a boat tour to the Isle of May from April to mid-August for the best chance of capturing.
So lovely of the folks behind St Andrews Cathedral to build this beautiful frame for Instagram.
Outside of the Balgove Farmshop and Steak Barn, you'll find two gorgeous highland cows.
Location: Strathtyrum Farm
Victorian drinking fountain beside the River Tay.
Location: Tay Street.
Killing it, Sally!
About the Author
Gemma Armit is one half of Two Scots Abroad. The half that creates the ridiculously useful travel guides and packing lists. Gemma is fae Burntisland but currently resides in West Fife with the other Scot, Craig, and their dog, Bowie. She is guilty of spending way too much time on Instagram Stories.