Fife, or the Kingdom of Fife as it is officially known, is full of history of all sorts from the Home of Golf – St Andrews, to picturesque fishing villages on the coast and various beautiful and historic palaces, homes and cathedrals.
Holiday by the Sea
Anyone looking for a self-catering holiday by the sea should consider Fife. As it has sea on three sides, there is a huge amount of coastline with wonderful long white beaches. There is a wide choice of holiday accommodation in Fife – cottage holidays by the sea are very popular with families. The East Neuk of Fife, with its attractive fishing villages and great beaches, is well worth a visit.
Heart of Scotland
As Fife really is in the centre of Scotland, it is a wonderful base to explore various other locations such as the beautiful capital Edinburgh which is less than an hour’s train journey away. Equally Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is also only a hour away with all its amazing attractions.
Apart from the history of Edinburgh with its castle and Holyrood Palace and numerous galleries and museums, Stirling is also a short journey away with yet another fascinating castle to visit. Glasgow has a lot to offer from a cultural point of view with museums such as the Burrell Collection, Kelvingrove Art and any fans of architecture will love the buildings throughout Glasgow by the renowned architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Any keen golfer with be aware that St Andrews is the considered the ‘Home of Golf’ with the Royal and Ancient golf’s governing body based there. At St Andrews alone there are seven golf courses with numerous others dotted around Fife. This is an ideal base to enjoy this sport while based from a luxury holiday let either as a short break or longer holiday.
Apart from golf, Fife has a great deal to offer for families for those thrill seekers, Knockhill Race Circuit offers go-karting, off-road and race track driving and there are superb watersports on offer throughout Fife. Endless fishing opportunites can be found on stocked lochs or deep sea fishing from the numerous fishing villages. During the summer months there are many highland games that take part in the towns around Fife with traditional Scottish dance and pipe competitions in additional to athletic competitions and many more.
Given the amount of activities available Fife is a great destination whatever time of year. However you choose to spend your time in Fife, it’s sure to be a memorable stay.
Why not take a look at some holiday accomodation in Fife and see what’s on offer.