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Tune in for a tour of Fife

Come with us on an audio tour of the Kingdom

03 March 22

Things to do

We've got so many tales to tell about Fife so we asked 8 Fifers to tell us about what they love about the Kingdom - we hope you will love it too!

The Forth Bridges

Explore our iconic ‘3 bridges spanning 3 centuries’ in this podcast. Learn about the history of the world-famous UNESCO World heritage Forth Bridge, the A listed Forth Road Bridge and the newest addition the Queensferry Crossing. Local Tour Guide Jack Pryde shares some fascinating insights into the area with some good ideas for where you can enjoy the views of this unique feature of Scotland.

Fabulous food and drink

Get a taste of Fife in this delicious podcast. There’s so much to enjoy in the Kingdom whatever your taste and budget – Nikki Ross from Ardross Farm Shop shares some of her tips for enjoying the best of Fife food and drink – from fine dining at Michelin starred restaurants to cheese toasties by the sea and a pint in a cosy pub to a wee dram at one of our historic distilleries. There are ideas for farm holidays and foodie days out too – pumpkin picking anyone?

History and heritage

Take a tour of some of Fife’s most historic sites with Tour Guide Donald Mackenzie, many with a royal connection. There’s so much to choose from right across the Kingdom with castles, palaces and  abbeys plus Scotland’s ancient capital, an island with Scotland’s best-preserved group of monastic buildings and caves with the highest concentration of Picitsh cave carvings in Britain. You’ll hear some fascinating tales from the past – perfect for planning a visit.

Dolphins, dog walks and witches

Explore the Heartlands of Fife in this podcast as photographer and dog lover Tahra Duncan Clark shares some of her favourite places for walking close to her home. From the Fife Coastal Path (one of Scotland’s Great Trails) to the Fife Pilgrim Way which passes through the heart of the Kingdom, to the Witches Trail in west Fife, there are so many places to enjoy. Tahra also shares some of her favourite photo spots – perfect for Instagram!

Nature and Wildlife

Discover the wonderful wildlife of Fife in this fascinating podcast with David Steel who’s an Ornithologist and Reserve Manager of the wonderful Isle of May – home to Puffins and much more. We’re lucky to have a mix of habitats in the Kingdom – hills, lowlands, farmland, coast, rivers, islands, forests – and an amazing range of wildlife to match. From seabirds and seals to red squirrels and whales – you can see it all in Fife.

Exploring Fife’s rich culture

Learn about the great variety of arts and culture to be found in Fife with poet and cultural expert Eleanor Livingstone. We’ve got a thriving festival scene which runs all year round covering everything from poetry to painting and food to fishing. There are also some wonderful theatres staging shows from well-known names, plus galleries and museums with some very special collections. Have a listen and pick your favourites to visit.

The great outdoors

Take a walk round Fife with Ross Cunningham and his Westie dog Dexter. Discover the top 10 hills in the Kingdom – there are 7 Marilyns (a hill of any height with a drop of 150m) and 3 Humps (a hill of any height with a drop of 100m) – and some recommendations for the best view and photos. Discover the great variety of places you can ramble in the Kingdom and learn too about how Ross got into walking and how it helps with mental and physical health.

Maritime Fife

Dive in and discover loads of fascinating facts about the Fife coast and beyond with Neil Cunningham Dobson, pioneering deep-water archaeologist, explorer, historian and author. There’s evidence of human life in the Kingdom way back to Mesolithic times and you can still see how the sea has shaped life over many centuries today. From the impressive Pictish carvings at the Wemyss Caves to the red pantiled roofs of Culross (a beautifully preserved medieval village), there’s so much to discover.

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