The top ten best views in Fife
Fife is home to some of the most beautiful vistas in Scotland. Our homes have easy access to all of these locations where you can enjoy a moment of peace while overlooking a lovely scenic view.
There are so many amazing views throughout the gorgeous Kingdom of Fife – keep reading to find out where you can see the best of them.
Nestled on the shores of the Firth of Forth, there is no better place to view the iconic Forth Bridges and the impressive Queensferry Crossing than in North Queensferry, Fife’s most southerly town.
Here you can capture an instantly recognisable picture of the Firth, with the bridges an imposing feature upon the horizon. One of the best viewpoints can be found at the North Queensferry Light Tower, the world’s smallest working light tower.
Cellardyke is a small harbour village in the East Neuk of Fife. Its picturesque harbour is pretty and set against a backdrop of dramatic cliff faces, interesting rock formations and striking seascapes.
Even better, you can enjoy the view with a delicious meal in hand as the town of Anstruther, with its famous fish and chip shop, is right next door – great food and great views, what a perfect combination!
With its dramatic volcanic plug as a backdrop, Burntisland is the perfect place if you are looking for something a little different from your average coastal view. The harbour is one of the Forth’s oldest natural harbours, and Burntisland beach offers a pretty view both when the tide is in and when it goes out, revealing the huge expanse of the Burntisland Sands
Perched on a clifftop near the village of St Monans sits the ruins of Newark Castle. Its location is stunning – a jutting piece of rock that stretches out into the waters of the Forth.
Viewing it at sunset is a real delight, as the light catches the rugged stones of the castle. It sits directly on the Fife Coastal Path, so this view is perfect for those planning to go for a seaside wander.
Stretching out along the coast parallel to the Old Course Hotel is West Sands, two miles of uninterrupted beach in St Andrews. Famous for its appearance in the opening scenes of the film Chariots of Fire, the beach provides a stunning vista with the landmarks of St Andrews in the background.
As the last hill along the Ochils range, there are other hills bigger than this but none can beat the superb view of Fife this ascent offers at the summit. At the top you can also find the remains of an Iron Age fort, and the short steep ascent is certainly rewarded once you reach the top.
The highest point in Fife can be found at the top of West Lomond, a peak that offers a stunning view out over the Firth of Forth and its neighbour, the summit of East Lomond. This peak requires a bit of climbing, but the effort is paid off when you are rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view.
Situated between Dunfermline and Kincardine lies the huge expanse of Devilla Forest. Its many branching paths lead to a multitude of delightful views, including picturesque lochs where you can even spot an otter if you are lucky!
The quaint village of Culross lies on the northern banks of the Forth and was made famous by its appearance on the TV show Outlander. Once there, it is not hard to wonder why they chose it as a setting – its charming lanes and ochre-coloured palace make you feel like you have stepped back in time.
As for the view, make sure you ascend the street that leads towards Culross Abbey. Not only is the Abbey a stunning view itself, it also offers fabulous views of the town from the top of the street.
Isle of May
Visit Anstruther Pleasure Cruises any day between April to September and sail towards the Isle of May, when you can take in gorgeous sea views along the way.
The island has been dubbed the jewel of the Forth, and for good reason – it is filled with an array of rare seabirds including puffins, and has a fascinating history, having been home to Fife’s first human settlers over 8,000 years ago.
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