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Fife Attractions

In and around Fife you'll find plenty of attractions on offer - depending on your taste from Falkland Palace which is set in the heart of a unique medieval village, to St. The Scottish Fisheries Museum that is situated in Anstruther, in the old Kingdom of Fife, overlooking the ancient fishing harbour. Fife has a lot to offer.

Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace

The Royal Palace of Falkland, set in the heart of a unique medieval village, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots. Built between 1501 and 1541, the palace is an extremely fine example of Renaissance architecture. It includes the exceptionally beautiful Chapel Royal, and is surrounded by internationally renowned gardens, built in the 1950's. The Royal Tennis Court, reputedly the world's oldest, is still in use today.

Hotels near Falkland Palace
The Covenanter Hotel3 starfrom £85.00
The Bruce Inn3 starfrom £55.00
The Hayloft from £75.00
The Hayloft from £75.00
Ladywell House BandB4 starfrom £89.00
Abbot House

Abbot House

For the better part of a millennium, pilgrims have beaten a path to Dunfermline's door. Today's visitors can still share the rich royal heritage of the capital of Fife's magic Kingdom. The volunteer-run Abbot House Heritage Centre - dubbed 'The People's Tardis' - propels the traveller through time from the days of the Picts ..a time warp peopled by a veritable Who's Who of characters from Dunfermline's past. These include Scotland's royal saint, Bravehearts Wallace and Bruce, Scotland's Chaucer and a whole panoply of kings, ending with the birth of the ill-starred Charles I. It's a unique voyage of discovery in the company of a volunteer crew who take personal pride in providing a warm and welcoming visitor experience. Abbot House, once the administrative headquarters of the first and finest Benedictine Abbey in Scotland, is the jewel in Dunfermline's heritage crown. It has witnessed the intrigues of Church and State and even outlasted much of the great Abbey it once served. Wave after wave of momentous events have washed over its walls. No wonder it refused to burn in the great fire of 1624! From caring for the sick and needy to training aircraft spotters to ward off the Luftwaffe ..Abbot House has seen it all. Prize winning artists and craftsmen have worked painstakingly to bring the House's history vividly to life. It's an experience not to be missed.

Hotels near Abbot House
The City Hotel3 starfrom £35.00
Rooms At 29 Bruce Street3 starfrom £30.00
The Guildhall and Linen Exchange Wetherspoon from £39.00
Garvock House Hotel from £60.00
Pitreavie Guest House4 starfrom £45.00

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is situated in Anstruther, in the old Kingdom of Fife, overlooking the ancient fishing harbour. It is at the heart of the East Neuk fishing villages of St Monans, Pittenweem, Cellardyke and Crail, the centre of local crab and lobster fishing. The Museum researches and tells the story of the Scottish fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present. The comprehensive Collection includes ships, models, paintings, photographs, equipment and the written word. The Museum, occupying 27,600 sq ft, is housed in a group of attractive buildings of historic and architectural interest, set around three sides of a cobbled courtyard. They include an 18th century merchant's dwelling, a mid-19th century store-house on the foundations of the mediaeval chapel of St Ayles and also the 16th century Abbot's Lodging.

Hotels near Scottish Fisheries Museum
The Boathouse from £80.00
Brackness House Luxury B&B from £125.00
The Waterfront - Anstruther4 starfrom £30.00
Murray Library Hostel from £18.00
Guide Us Breaks (The Sea Sound) from £80.00

Other Attraction in Fife

  • Royal Burgh of Culross - This picturesque Royal Burgh on the northern shore of the Forth is a complete community, preserved as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • Kellie Castle - This very fine example of domestic architecture in Lowland Scotland dates from the 14th century and was sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family in the late 19th century..
  • Fife Contemporary Art & Craft - The Crawford is an intimate gallery showing a wealth of work by living artists & craftspeople.