Art Holiday Travel and Vacation information for Fife

Fife is the perfect setting for a short break or a longer stay on Scotland's sunny east coast.
Whatever you want to explore - the country's best-kept beaches, the world home of golf in St Andrews, the delightful East Neuk fishing villages, the historic capital of Dunfermline, it's all in the Kingdom of Fife.
You'll discover a relaxed, refreshing and high-quality environment that's just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, but a world away from the city's grime and noise.

The Kingdom of Fife boasts two ancient "capitals". Dunfermline was once the seat of Scotland's early Celtic kings, while St Andrews was the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. An abbey and royal palace survive in Dunfermline today. Abbot House is also nearby, telling the town's story. To the west lies Culross, with its atmospheric 17th and 18th century domestic architecture. Below the shadow of the Forth Bridge is Deep Sea World, the largest aquarium in Britain.

Follow the Fife Tourist Route signs from the Forth Road Bridge through the coastal towns of Fife to Dundee to enjoy spectacular seascapes and breath-taking views of the Firths of Forth and Tay; the route takes you through coastal towns and villages including Aberdour, Burntisland, Kirkcaldy and Leven before reaching the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife.

In the East Neuk of Fife - neuk is Scots for corner - Scotland's European links are recalled by the Dutch influence in the local architecture of a string of attractive fishing villages including Pittenweem and Crail. The Scottish Fisheries Museum at Anstruther explores the long struggle with the sea.

The university town of St Andrews blends religious history with an academic air, though it is even better known as the ''Home of Golf''. St Andrews also offers outstanding shopping, fine beaches, a good range of places to eat, two local history museums and the British Golf Museum, as well as St Andrews Castle and the St Andrews Sea Life Centre.