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Inspired to explore Fife after The Open?

Did you see Fife during the Open? Come and explore more!

06 June 22


If you've been following The 150th Open and like what you see why not come and discover St Andrews and Fife for yourself?

If you play golf there are more than 40 courses to choose from with something to suit every ability and budget. We’ve got parkland, links, heathland and clifftop courses many of which were designed by golfing greats like Old Tom Morris and James Braid.

If you'd like to follow in the footsteps of the world's best players and take on the Old Course there are a number of ways to get a tee time. Find out more about playing on The Old Course.

To make planning a golfing trip easy we've got some suggested golf trails like the Classic Links or Hidden Treasures. 

If you'd like to do something golf related check out our ideas for 11 golf activities off course - there are some unusual suggestions in there like FootGolf - yes it really is a thing!

Away from the course Fife has so much to offer. In St Andrews you’ll find lots of history, plus lovely independent shops and delicious places to eat and drink. Don’t miss the famous West Sands – a beautiful beach close to the Old Course - if you're feeling energetic you could recreate the famous Chariots of Fire beach run or maybe try some water sports or wild swimming. For a bit of quiet time the Botanic Garden is a lovely oasis close to the centre of town.

A short distance away you’ll reach the East Neuk, a charming corner of Fife with pretty fishing villages lining the coast. Maybe take a trip to the Scottish Fisheries Museum for a bit of history or explore our Secret Bunker! And don't forget to try some of the wonderful food and drink from the area, like the legendary fish and chips. 

Further down the coast the Levenmouth area has some great beaches with great views. Take a walk on the Fife Coastal Path and enjoy the sea air or if you fancy something different how about a walk with Alpacas?

Continue down the coast and you’ll come to the Heartlands of Fife where you’ll find some lovely seaside towns and plenty of greenspace.  If you like a bit of culture don't miss the Jack Vettriano exhibition in Kirkcaldy or spend some time in one of our traditional seaside resorts like Burntisland.

Kinghorn Loch

Further on Dunfermline & West Fife is packed with history, including Scotland's newst city and the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge. You can also visit Culross - Scotland's most complete example of a burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries and a star of TV and film!

Heading north to Cupar and North Fife you’ll find plenty more to explore including a historic whisky distillery and one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland - Falkland - a favourite place of Mary Queen of Scots.  

There are plenty of other events on during the summer too away from the golf. Check out our what’s on section for more info.

Fife is also known for its delicious food and drink and you’ll find something to suit all tastes and budgets from Michelin starred restaurants to cheese toasties on the beach, and of course fish and chips! Check out our eat and drink section.

We've got plenty of accommodation options too from camping to luxury hotels. Check out our accommodation listings.

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