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7 Unique Fife experiences for the bucket list

12 December


If you're looking for something special to add to your bucket list, look no further than Fife. We think you'll love these experiences.

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efoil under a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Have you ever wanted to fly over water? If you're looking for your next adrenalne fix, then this is the experience for you! Learn how to use an electric hydrofoil surfboard (eFoil) and enjoy this unique experience on the Forth under the Forth Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Choose from group or one to one lessons. Equipment is provided, all you have to do is bring a towel and enjoy!

2 .

Dine at The Hide for the ultimate 'food with a view'

Fife's latest hidden gem - The Hide is a bespoke BBQ hut for guests to hire out exclusively, so ideal for celebrating that special birthday or occasion.  The experience starts with a 4x4 drive to the off grid location where you will then enjoy a 7 course lunch cooked by private chef or, why not opt for a DIY lunch where you bring and cook your own meal.  One thing is for sure, The Hide experience is unique, and with absolutely stunning views it's an experience to tantalise all five of your senses. 

3 .

Take a boat trip to the magical Isle of May

Take a boat trip from Anstruther to the Isle of May from mid-April until mid-August where you'll be able to see thousands of puffins and the super cute pufflings. It's one of the UK's largest colonies of these comical birds as well as being home to Scotland's oldest bird observatory. 

During your visit you'll see puffins waddling along grassy clifftops, flying out of underground burrows only metres from your feet, skimming over the waves and standing on watch on the roof of an abandoned World War II concrete bunker. Choose from a leisurely boat trip on the May Princess or speed across the waves in the Osprey or Osprey II ribs. It makes for a great day out.

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Enjoy a wellness retreat in the East Neuk

Perched on the dunes at Elie Harbour, in the charming East Neuk of Fife, Elie Seaside Sauna provides a restful escape from the stresses and strains of the digital world. Angled towards the setting sun, its full-length, heat-tempered, glass side overlooks the marram grass of the dunes, out, over Woodhaven Bay, to Elie Beach and the cliffs beyond. It is the perfect recipe for wellness.

Being off-grid and away from screens and through the slowing down of breathing and muscle relaxation, the heart rate reduces, and the mind relaxes. So why not let go of stress, sit back and enjoy this unique experience in the most beautiful setting with incredible views.

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Walk with alpacas

For the ultimate outdoor wellness experience, why not book a walk with an alpaca through Fife's stunning countryside. In Fife Bowbridge Alpacas and Claireville Alpacas offer differenct experiences and duration of walks. At Bowbridge you'll even tackle a mini-obstacle course with your alpaca! These furry animals are super friendly and it really makes for a memorable experience.

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Walk Scotland's longest continuous coastal path

Regardless of your age, fitness or mobility, it’s possible to undertake a stretch of the Fife Coastal Path. Scotland's longest continuous coastal path. For smooth, easy walking (with lots of stopping off points), follow the Fife Coastal path along Kirkaldy Esplanade, which is ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Further along you'll come to lovely coastal towns of Aberdour, Kinghorn and Burntisland where you can stop off at a lovely cafe for refreshments. To test your coasteering skills, scramble your way from Kingsbarns to St Andrews. And no matter which section of the path you walk, keep your eyes peeled for gannets, herons, seals, dolphins and even basking sharks.  

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Explore the fascinating Wemyss Caves

The Picts who lived on the stretch of coast near the village of East Wemyss were the first of the many artists who have made this part of Scotland their home. The walls of the world-famous Wemyss Caves are adorned with carvings made by Picts between 300 and 3400 AD, which are Scotland’s oldest and largest collection of Pictish symbols. To visit the caves, contact The Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society to join the free guided tours.

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