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Fife is the perfect holiday destination offering a range of holiday acommodation and plenty of things to do. Enjoy world class golf courses and outdoor activities including water sports along the Fife Coast.



Exploring Fife


The Kingdom of Fife in Scotland is an area with a proud history. Its coastal and central location offers an ideal destination for a range of holiday pursuits including some 45 golf courses including the legendary Old Course at St Andrews Links. Other activities include racing experiences at Knockhill Racing Circuit, wind surfing, sailing, watersports at Elie, as well as coastal walks, with the Fife Coastal Path following the Forth Estuary in the South, to the Tay Estuary in the North. There are many great attractions and things to do in Fife, highlights include the beautiful Falkland Palace, the Scottish Deer Centre, Scotland’s Secret Bunker, and the Scottish Fisheries Museum.


St Andrews Castle, Fife (c) Rob Shephard 2007  Elie, Fife (c) Rob Shephard 2007



Some of the most popular places to stay and places to visit in Fife include the towns and villages of St Andrews, Cupar, Crail, Auchtermuchty, and Falkland. The coastal villages of Anstruther, Elie and Pittenweem, with an annual Pittenweem Arts Festival, offer everything you would expect of seaside resorts, with long sandy beaches, a range of watersports and traditional fish markets.


Staying in Fife


Fife boasts a varied landscape with stunning scenery including dramatic hills, golden beaches and picturesque coastal villages offering country cottages, coastal cottages as well as camping and caravan sites and hotels in Fife. Fife provides a good selection of holiday accommodation including self catering as well as Edinburgh Festival Accommodation too.


Scotland on Film in Fife

 As featured in Scotland on Film, Fife has provided filming locations including St Andrews for the movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ (1981), Dunfermline Abbey for ‘Macbeth’ (1997) and Auchtermuchty for the TV series ‘Doctor Finlay’ (1993-1996). Also several important scenes from the 2014 series of Outlander were filmed in Fife.


Scottish Deer Centre, Fife (c) Rob Shephard 2007.Scottish Fisheries Museum, Fife (c) Rob Shephard 2007Falkland Palace, Fife (c) Rob Shephard


Fife was the filming location for scenes in the Outlander TV series. For accommodation near Outlander filming locations, please check out our dedicated Outlander Locations page.

Some of our favourite escapes...

  • Holiday Cottage in Fife, Scotland
    Helena Cottage on the Fife Coast

    Holiday Cottage in Elie Earlsferry, Fife, Scotland

    Beautiful 2 bedroom cottage. Courtyard garden, wood flooring, flatscreen tv's, free wifi, modern diner/lounge & shower room. V. close to golf, beach and great bar/restaurant. See ...

    Pet & Dog Friendly Family Friendly Online Payment Accepted  

    £ 644.00 - £ 1,150.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Fife, Scotland

    Holiday Cottage in Crail, Fife, Scotland

    This detached cottage is based in Crail, Scotland and can sleep five people in two bedrooms.

    Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 463.00 - £ 1,369.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Fife, Scotland
    Flourloft Self Catering Holiday Cottage Pittenweem

    Holiday Cottage in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland

    A self-catering apartment, set over the first and second floors, in Pittenweem, with two twin bedrooms and one double comfortably accommodating up to six people.

    Family Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 451.00 - £ 1,260.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Fife, Scotland
    Castle Cliff

    Holiday Cottage in Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

    This period semi-detached cottage in Cellardyke near Anstruther sleeps ten people in five bedrooms.

    Pet & Dog Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 670.00 - £ 2,365.00 per week

  • Holiday Cottage in Fife, Scotland
    Hayloft Self Catering Holiday Cottage Pittenweem Scotland

    Holiday Cottage in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland

    A converted hayloft, set over the first and second floors, in the fishing village of Pittenweem in Fife, with one twin bedroom and a double sofa bed accommodating up to four people...

    Family Friendly Online Booking Accepted  

    £ 327.00 - £ 827.00 per week

  • Stately Homes in Fife, Scotland
    Falkland, Fife (as featured in Outlander TV Series)

    Stately Homes in Falkland, Fife, Scotland

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Tours and Trips, Visitor Centres and Museums

  • Art Gallery in Fife, Scotland
    Aberdour Castle (as featured in Outlander TV Series)

    Art Gallery in Easter Aberdour, Fife, Scotland

    A magnificent Castle near Edinburgh

    Art Gallery, Historic Buildings and Monuments, Visitor Centres and Museums

  • Child Friendly Attraction in Fife, Scotland
    Fife Animal Park

    Child Friendly Attraction in Collessie, Fife, Scotland

    A fun day out for all the family at Fife's animal kingdom

    Childrens Attractions, Zoos Farms and Wildlife Parks, Cafes Coffee Shops and Tearooms, Restaurants

  • Swimming Pool in Fife, Scotland
    East Sands Leisure Centre St Andrews

    Swimming Pool in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    Family oriented leisure centre with two pools, flume, squash courts, snooker room and restaurant

    Fitness and Leisure Centres

  • Stately Homes in Fife, Scotland
    The New Picture House Cinema St Andrews

    Stately Homes in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

    Local cinema offering late night showing. Featuring the lastest Blockbuster Movies. One of only two Scottish cinemas with a balcony. Listed by Historic Scotland Category B

    Historic Buildings and Monuments, Cinemas, Nightlife

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