The 10 best places to visit in Fife
Well known for its friendly fishing villages, stunning coastline and central location, Fife is a brilliant place to live or visit. With so much to choose from, we have brought together our top 10 best places to visit in Fife so that all you need to do is pick your date to go!
Whether you are the outdoorsy type, or more of a foodie, there is an option for everyone! Have a read of our blog below to start planning your next day out in Fife…
St Andrews West Sands Beach
One of Scotland’s most famous beaches, St Andrews West Sands, is two miles of glorious sand set against the backdrop of dunes and the world-renowned Old Course. The beach is popular for walking, running and swimming alike, with plenty to do just a 15-minute walk away in St Andrews beautiful town centre.
The Scottish Deer Centre
Not only will you get to see the magnificent Red Deer at The Scottish Deer Centre, there are 12 other species of deer and animals that once called the Scottish countryside home, including Wolves, Lynx, Scottish Wildcats and European Brown Bears. There are talks, tours, a café and more – visit for a whole day of fun and learning!
The Cheesy Toast Shack
In the mood for a bit of cheese? Then take a trip to the award-winning Cheesy Toast Shack. When it’s not catering to the music fans at Glastonbury Festival, the Shack is pitched up on Kingsbarns beach near St Andrews. Try their scrumptious grilled cheese on toast options (our favourite is the mac and cheese!), specialty coffees, milkshakes and ice cream!
Craigton Country Park
A fun filled day for all the family is what Craigton Country Park is perfect for! This well-maintained public park is great to visit at any time of year. You can also try out family friendly activities like their Crazy Golf, Putting, Rio Grande Railway, Tractor Rides and more!
Gaze up at Falkland Castle, one of Scotland’s finest examples of Renaissance architecture and wander through its historic orchard, complete with its own stunning willow labyrinth. The Castle was adored by its resident, Mary Queen of Scot, who used to enjoy a game of tennis in one of Britain’s oldest original tennis courts.
If you are looking for a foodie hotspot, look no further than Dhoom in Dunfermline. The first Indian tapas-style street food restaurant of its kind in Fife, it has built up rave reviews since it opened in 2018 and its unique ‘swing’ seats are truly Instagram-worthy! If you visit Dunfermline before sunset, catch a glimpse of the beautiful Rosslyn Chapel whilst you are there.
Isle Of May
A must-see for wildlife enthusiasts, the Isle of May is an important National Nature Reserve, harboured in the North of the outer Firth of Forth and reachable by ferry from Anstruther. The Isle is home to Scotland’s oldest Bird Observatory where up 200,000 seabirds go to nest including puffins, guillemots and razorbills. If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a porpoise, a dolphin or even a whale!
Fife Coastal Path
Whether you are looking for cultural heritage or stretching coastline views, the Fife Coastal Path has it all. Each path has its distance and time to complete listed as well as the sites to see en route. Try the Burntisland to Buckhaven path to see the historical town of Burntisland with cafés and a sandy beach, or Kincardine to Limekilns to see the beautiful nature reserve and iconic bridges.
Anstruther Fish & Chips
Known for having some of the best fish and chips in Scotland, Anstruther Fish Bar has won numerous awards including UK Fish and Chip Shop of the year. Anstruther is the place to go if you fancy a day of wandering around a charming Scottish fishing village, watching the seaside birds, and tucking into a good fish supper after working up an appetite.
Inchcolm Abbey and Island
Take the ferry from South Queensferry over to Inchcolm Island where you can climb up to the top of the Bell Tower of the amazing 12th Century Inchcolm Abbey and enjoy stunning views over the island or take a peek at the Hermit’s Cell where King Alexander huddled for shelter after finding himself shipwrecked on the island!
When you choose a new build from Campion Homes in Fife, you will have all of the above attractions and more right on your doorstep. To get the latest news and updates from Campion Homes, subscribe to our newsletter here.