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Visitor attractions and information - Aberdour

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Attractions Aberdour Castle and Gardens, Aberdour. Tel: 01383 860519. The castle is located in the village of Aberdour, near the railway station. Over a 500 year period, the building was added to, to suit the needs of the owners of the day. An L-shaped extension was added in the 1630's, that today is the only complete part of the building, housing the gallery on the upper floor and the tea shop and stable on the ground floor. Location: In the centre of Aberdour.

Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Attractions Inchcolm Abbey, the island of Inchcolm KY3 0UA. Tel 01383 823332. A medieval abbey located at the centre of the island, in the Firth of Forth. It was founded by King Alexander I of Scotland (1107-24), he was washed ashore there after a shipwreck in 1123, and took shelter in a hermit's hovel. Inchcolm Abbey has the most complete surviving remains of any Scottish monastic house. The ruins are cared for by Historic Scotland. About 3 miles south of Aberdour.

Inchcolm Abbey

Attractions St Bridget’s Kirk, Dalgety. The ivy-clad ruins of the 12th century medieval church are all that remain to mark the site of the original village of Dalgetty. The ruins are maintained by Historic Scotland and some interesting features include access to the loft. About 2 miles southwest of Aberdour.

St Bridget’s Kirk

Aberdour hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Anstruther

Attractions The Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB. Tel: 01333 310628. The museum is situated on the harbour front in Anstruther and tells the story of fishing in Scotland and its people from earliest times to the present. It occupies 27,000sq ft including two “A” listed buildings – a 1724 Merchant house and a 16thC Abbot's lodging. There is now a covered boatyard and the latest gallery houses a 78 ft “Zulu” fishing vessel dating from the early 1900's. www.scotfishmuseum.org. Location: In the centre of Anstruther.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

Attractions Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF. Tel 01333 720271. Kellie Castle was completed around 1606, once home to the Earls of Kellie and was restored by the Lorimer family in 1878. The oldest tower, dating back to 1360, is said to be haunted. Since 1970 Kellie Castle has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. About 5 miles northwest of Anstruther.

Kellie Castle & Garden

Attractions Scotland's Secret Bunker, Crown Buildings, Troywood (near St Andrews), Fife KY16 8QH. Tel:01333 310301. Walk down the 150m entrance tunnel, and then through hermetically-sealed 3 ton blast-proof doors revealing one of the darkest periods of Scotland’s history. www.secretbunker.co.uk. About 4 miles north of Anstruther.

Scotland's Secret Bunker

Anstruther hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Auchtermuchty

Falkland Palace

Attractions Falkland Palace, Garden & Old Burgh, Falkland, Cupar, Fife KY15 7BU. Tel: 01337 857397. The magnificent Royal Palace of Falkland was built by James IV and James V between 1450 and 1541 as their country residence. The accommodation on view is some of the most impressive and atmospheric you will find anywhere. This includes the beautifully panelled keeper's quarters, the Old Library, the recreated King's and Queen's Rooms in the restored Cross House, the Bakehouse, the breathtaking Chapel Royal and the remarkable Tapestry Corridor. About 3 miles south of Auchtermuchty.

Falkland Palace

AttractionsBalvaird Castle, near Glenfarg. (Limited opening, confirm by telephone on 01786 431324). A late 15th-century tower on an L plan, extended in 1581 by the addition of a walled courtyard and gatehouse. Balvaird Castle was built in 1500 by Sir Andrew Murray, a member of the Murray family of Tullibardine. From its elevated position, it commands an excellent view overlooking Glen Farg, the Eden valley and the Lomonds. Balvaird is notable among Scottish castles of its date for its refined architectural detail. It is now managed by Historic Scotland. About 8 miles west of Auchtermuchty.

Balvaird Castle

Attractions Scottish Deer Centre, Bow of Fife, By Cupar. Tel. 01337-810391.
The Scottish Deer Centre is both enjoyable and educational. You can see many species of deer close at hand, and feed, stroke or photograph them during a tour led by the rangers. There are indoor and outdoor adventure parks for the kids as well as a restaurant and winery. www.tsdc.co.uk.
About 6 miles east of Auchtermuchty.

Scottish Deer Centre

Attractions Fife Animal Park, Collessie, Fife. Tel: 01337 831 830. At Fife Animal Park at Collesie you can see ostriches, wallabies, emus, bison and llamas as well as more familiar breeds. About 4 miles east of Auchtermuchty.

Fife Animal Park

Auchtermuchty hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Burntisland

Attractions Aberdour Castle and Gardens, Aberdour. Tel: 01383 860519. The castle is located in the village of Aberdour, near the railway station. Over a 500 year period, the building was added to, to suit the needs of the owners of the day. An L-shaped extension was added in the 1630's, that today is the only complete part of the building, housing the gallery on the upper floor and the tea shop and stable on the ground floor. About 3 miles west of Burntisland.

Aberdour Castle

Attractions Inchcolm Abbey, the island of Inchcolm KY3 0UA. Tel 01383 823332. A medieval abbey located at the centre of the island, in the Firth of Forth. It was founded by King Alexander I of Scotland (1107-24), he was washed ashore there after a shipwreck in 1123, and took shelter in a hermit's hovel. Inchcolm Abbey has the most complete surviving remains of any Scottish monastic house. The ruins are cared for by Historic Scotland. About 3 miles south of Burntisland.

Inchcolm Abbey

Attractions St Bridget’s Kirk, Dalgety. The ivy-clad ruins of the 12th century medieval church are all that remain to mark the site of the original village of Dalgetty. The ruins are maintained by Historic Scotland and some interesting features include access to the loft. About 6 miles southwest of Burntisland.

St Bridget’s Kirk

Burntisland hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Crail

Attractions Crail Museum and Heritage Centre, 62-64 Marketgate, Crail, Fife, KY10 3TL. Tel: 01333 450 869. Crail Museum and Heritage Centre, which also houses the Tourist Information Centre, was opened in 1979 in a renovated house at 62 Marketgate. A small local history museum providing an insight into the past life of this ancient Royal Burgh, its Kirk, seafaring tradition, 200 year old golf club and airfield history from 1918 to 1960. Location: In the centre of Crail.

Crail Museum and Heritage Centre

Attractions The Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB. Tel: 01333 310628. The museum is situated on the harbour front in Anstruther and tells the story of fishing in Scotland and its people from earliest times to the present. It occupies 27,000sq ft including two “A” listed buildings – a 1724 Merchant house and a 16thC Abbot's lodging. There is now a covered boatyard and the latest gallery houses a 78 ft “Zulu” fishing vessel dating from the early 1900's. www.scotfishmuseum.org. About 4 miles southwest of Crail.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

Attractions Kellie Castle & Garden, Pittenweem, Fife, KY10 2RF. Tel 01333 720271. Kellie Castle was completed around 1606, once home to the Earls of Kellie and was restored by the Lorimer family in 1878. The oldest tower, dating back to 1360, is said to be haunted. Since 1970 Kellie Castle has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. About 6 miles southwest of Crail.

Kellie Castle & Garden

Attractions Scotland's Secret Bunker, Crown Buildings, Troywood (near St Andrews), Fife KY16 8QH. Tel:01333 310301. Walk down the 150m entrance tunnel, and then through hermetically-sealed 3 ton blast-proof doors revealing one of the darkest periods of Scotland’s history. About 4 miles west of Crail.

Scotland's Secret Bunker

Crail hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Cupar

Attractions Hill of Tarvit Mansion House NTS, Cupar, Fife KY15 5PB. Tel: 01334 653127. An early 20th-century family home remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer around Mr F B Sharp’s collection of French and Chippendale-style furniture, porcelain and paintings. About 2 miles south of Cupar.

Hill of Tarvit Mansion House

Attractions Scotstarvit Tower, near Cupar.Tel: 01334 653 127. Scotstarvit Tower is a six storey tower house with extensive views north over the River Eden valley and northern Fife. Scotstarvit Tower is normally locked, and the key can be obtained from Hill of Tarvit (see above)during its normal opening hours. Scotstarvit Tower is now cared for by Historic Scotland. About 3 miles south of Cupar.

Scotstarvit Tower

Attractions Scottish Deer Centre, Bow of Fife, By Cupar. Tel. 01337-810391.
The Scottish Deer Centre is both enjoyable and educational. You can see many species of deer close at hand, and feed, stroke or photograph them during a tour led by the rangers. There are indoor and outdoor adventure parks for the kids as well as a restaurant and winery. www.tsdc.co.uk.
About 4 miles west of Cupar.

Scottish Deer Centre

Attractions Fife Animal Park, Collessie, Fife. Tel: 01337 831 830. At Fife Animal Park at Collesie you can see ostriches, wallabies, emus, bison and llamas as well as more familiar breeds. About 6 miles west of Cupar.

Fife Animal Park

Cupar hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Dunfermline

Attractions The Forth Road Bridge, built in 1964, spans the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh at South Queensferry to Fife at North Queensferry. The toll bridge replaced a centuries-old ferry service to carry vehicular traffic, cyclists, and pedestrians across the Forth; rail crossings are made by the adjacent and historic Forth Bridge. About 4 miles south of Dunfermline.

The Forth Road Bridge

Attractions Inchcolm Abbey, the island of Inchcolm KY3 0UA. Tel 01383 823332. A medieval abbey located at the centre of the island, in the Firth of Forth. It was founded by King Alexander I of Scotland (1107-24), he was washed ashore there after a shipwreck in 1123, and took shelter in a hermit's hovel. Inchcolm Abbey has the most complete surviving remains of any Scottish monastic house. The ruins are cared for by Historic Scotland. About 7 miles east of Dunfermline.

Inchcolm Abbey

Attractions St Bridget’s Kirk, Dalgety. The ivy-clad ruins of the 12th century medieval church are all that remain to mark the site of the original village of Dalgetty. The ruins are maintained by Historic Scotland and some interesting features include access to the loft. About 6 miles east of Dunfermline.

St Bridget’s Kirk

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

Attractions The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is one of Scotland's most unusual churches, it is two very distinct churches, joined in the middle. As the two halves of the Abbey Church have slightly different opening hours, visitors should be careful in planning a trip, especially in winter when only the Old Church is open. www.dunfermlineabbey.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Dunfermline.

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

Dunfermline Abbey & Palace

Attractions Dunfermline Abbey & Palace. The Historic Scotland Visitor Centre, complete with its two small museums, occupies the upper part of the old gatehouse of the Abbey. Location: In the centre of Dunfermline.

Dunfermline Abbey & Palace

Dunfermline hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Glenrothes

Falkland Palace

Attractions Falkland Palace, Garden & Old Burgh, Falkland, Cupar, Fife KY15 7BU. Tel: 01337 857397. The magnificent Royal Palace of Falkland was built by James IV and James V between 1450 and 1541 as their country residence. The accommodation on view is some of the most impressive and atmospheric you will find anywhere. This includes the beautifully panelled keeper's quarters, the Old Library, the recreated King's and Queen's Rooms in the restored Cross House, the Bakehouse, the breathtaking Chapel Royal and the remarkable Tapestry Corridor. About 5 miles north of Glenrothes.

Falkland Palace

AttractionsBalvaird Castle, near Glenfarg. (Limited opening, confirm by telephone on 01786 431324). A late 15th-century tower on an L plan, extended in 1581 by the addition of a walled courtyard and gatehouse. Balvaird Castle was built in 1500 by Sir Andrew Murray, a member of the Murray family of Tullibardine. From its elevated position, it commands an excellent view overlooking Glen Farg, the Eden valley and the Lomonds. Balvaird is notable among Scottish castles of its date for its refined architectural detail. It is now managed by Historic Scotland. About 10 miles northwest of Glenrothes.

Balvaird Castle

Attractions Scottish Deer Centre, Bow of Fife, By Cupar. Tel. 01337-810391.
The Scottish Deer Centre is both enjoyable and educational. Here you can see many species of deer at close hand, and even feed, stroke or photograph them during a ranger-led tour. There are indoor and outdoor adventure parks for the kids as well as a restaurant and winery. www.tsdc.co.uk.
About 8 miles north of Glenrothes.

Scottish Deer Centre

Attractions Fife Animal Park, Collessie, Fife. Tel: 01337 831 830. At Fife Animal Park at Collesie you can see ostriches, wallabies, emus, bison and llamas as well as more familiar breeds. About 9 miles north of Glenrothes.

Fife Animal Park

Glenrothes hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Kirkcaldy

AttractionsRavenscraig Castle, Pathhead, Kirkcaldy, Fife. Ravenscraig castle is located on a promontory, high above the beach, with views across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh. Ravenscraig was one of the first castles in Scotland built to withstand cannon fire, with very thick walls. The long flight of steps leading down from the castle to the Pathhead Sands is said to have been the inspiration for John Buchan's novel "The Thirty-nine Steps". Location: On the outskirts of Kirkcaldy.

Ravenscraig Castle

Attractions Lochore Meadows Country Park, Loch Ore. Tel: 01592 414300. Lochore Meadows Country Park lies in the heart of the Lomond Hills Regional Park West. It is a major centre for outdoor and environmental education in Fife. The Country Park is an attractive area, comprising reclaimed coal mining waste-land, gently rolling grassland and woodland. It covers an area of 1,200 acres, 260 of which form Loch Ore. www.lochore-meadows.co.uk. About 7 miles west of Kirkcaldy.

Lochore Meadows Country Park

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

Attractions The Abbey Church of Dunfermline is one of Scotland's most unusual churches, it is two very distinct churches, joined in the middle. As the two halves of the Abbey Church have slightly different opening hours, visitors should be careful in planning a trip, especially in winter when only the Old Church is open. www.dunfermlineabbey.co.uk. About 10 miles west of Kirkcaldy.

Abbey Church of Dunfermline

Attractions Dunfermline Abbey & Palace. The Historic Scotland Visitor Centre, complete with its two small museums, occupies the upper part of the old gatehouse of the Abbey. About 10 miles west of Kirkcaldy.

Dunfermline Abbey & Palace

Kirkcaldy hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Leven

Attractions PRAYTIS COUNTRY PARK, Praytis House Leven Fife KY8 5NX. Tel: 01333 350209. About 4 miles north of Leven.

PRAYTIS COUNTRY PARK

Attractions Hill of Tarvit Mansion House NTS, Cupar, Fife KY15 5PB. Tel: 01334 653127. An early 20th-century family home remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer around Mr F B Sharp’s collection of French and Chippendale-style furniture, porcelain and paintings. About 8 miles north of Leven.

Hill of Tarvit Mansion House

Attractions Scotstarvit Tower, near Cupar.Tel: 01334 653 127. Scotstarvit Tower is a six storey tower house with extensive views north over the River Eden valley and northern Fife. Scotstarvit Tower is normally locked, and the key can be obtained from Hill of Tarvit (see above)during its normal opening hours. Scotstarvit Tower is now cared for by Historic Scotland. About 7 miles north of Leven.

Scotstarvit Tower

Leven hotels

Visitor attractions and information - North Queensferry

Attractions Deep Sea World, Battery Quarry, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1JR. Tel: 01383 4114880. You can see the wonders of the world beneath the waves at the award-winning National Aquarium of Scotland. Here the longest underwater tunnel in the world will take you through Scotlands million gallon indoor ocean. Close to possibly the biggest sharks you'll ever see, you glide along the moving safari watching divers feed the world's largest collection of sharks and temperate fish. www.deepseaworld.com. Location: On the outskirts of North Queensferry.

Deep Sea World

Forth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust

AttractionsForth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust, St. Margaret’s Head, North Queensferry, Fife, KY11 1HP. Tel: 0131 225 6741. The Forth Bridges Exhibition is open daily and displays a magnificent model of the estuary and many artefacts and photographs of the two magnificent bridges which span the estuary a few miles from Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. www.forthbridges.org.uk. Location: On the outskirts of North Queensferry.

Forth Bridges Visitor Centre Trust

North Queensferry hotels

Visitor attractions and information - St Andrews

Attractions St Andrews Cathedral & St Rule's Tower, The Pends, South Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9QU. Tel: 01334 472 563. Here are the remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland, with very well preserved precinct walls. The Cathedral Museum houses an outstanding collection of Early Christian and medieval monuments, and many other relics that were found on the site. St Rule's Tower, in the precinct, is part of the first church of the Augustinian canons at St Andrews built in the early 12th century. There are magnificent views from the top of the square tower. Location: In the centre of St Andrews.

St Andrews Cathedral & St Rule's Tower

AttractionsThe Botanic Garden, Canongate, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8RT.
Tel: 01334 476452.
About 8000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees are grown here. Some are native to Scotland but most grow wild in other regions of the world. www.st-andrews-botanic.org. Location: In the centre of St Andrews.

The Botanic Garden

Attractions Scotland's Secret Bunker, Crown Buildings, Troywood (near St Andrews), Fife KY16 8QH. Tel:01333 310301. Walk down the 150m entrance tunnel, and then through hermetically-sealed 3 ton blast-proof doors revealing one of the darkest periods of Scotland’s history. www.secretbunker.co.uk. About 7 miles southeast of St Andrews.

Scotland's Secret Bunker

St Andrews Hotels

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