the Kingdom of Fife...

the magical kingdom, full of things to see and do all year round...
Although there are many man-made attractions in the Kingdom of Fife, most are natural - or almost. The Kingdom has some of the finest beaches in Scotland and where there are beaches there are often golf courses but in Fife's case, many golf courses; this is, of course the home of golf. And where there is sea and coast in abundance there is also wildlife especially seabirds. For over 100 years the lure of the seaside has brought visitors to Fife in their droves especially to the many quaint and picturesque coastal towns and fishing villages all connected by the Fife Coastal Path. And then there is the Royal Burgh of St Andrews with its enormous beach, a famous university town and home of the Royal and Ancient. This is the Mecca for golfers the world with over 9 courses on hand and here the British Golf Museum is a must visit attraction. Monarchy have ensured a place in Scottish History for both Dunfermline and Falkland and a walk round Culross gives an insight into the architecture and way of life in bygone days. Dunfermline is an ancient Capital of Scotland and 7 Kings of Scotland are buried here. Robert the Bruce's heart may lie in Melrose Abbey but Dunfermline Abbey has his grave. In the 19th century the city was very prosperous with textile manufacturing and it became well known for the quality of its linen. Andrew Carnegie was born here and bequeathed substantial sums to his beloved home town.

St Andrews, the home of golf, is a famous centre of education with the oldest University in Scotland. With over 300 miles of cycleways network along the length and breadth of the Kingdom, cycling is a breathtaking way to experience and explore the real countryside and see the abundant wildlife - roe deer, badgers, foxes and red squirrels. There are, of course, less strenuous ways to enjoy yourself such as fishing, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and off road driving. But perhaps a trip to the Isle of May for a visitation with myriad puffins may be preferred or a visit to the monthly Farmers' markets to experience some of the Kingdom's finest fare?