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Fife Local History

The Fife peninsula lies between the firths of Forth and Tay. In the past the ports along this coastline were Scotland's principal trading links with Europe. In the 19th century, the whaling industry was extremely important, with the oil being used to soften jute another of the countries major industries.

The coastal belt is the most scenic and popular with tourists, especially for golf, which was invented here about 500 years ago.

Fife Attractions

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British Golf Museum As the birthplace of golf, St Andrews is the best place to come if you are interested in the history of the game. The museum features touch screen video displays, exhibits and countless artifacts and treasures linked with the game that is over 500 years old. The admission fee is around £3.75 for adults with discount rates on children and family groups. The museum is open 11am to 3pm in winter and 9.30am to 5.30pm in summer.

Falkland Palace The Royal Palace of Falkland was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots. The palace was built between 1501 and 1541 and is a prime example of classic Renaissance architecture. The palace is open daily from 11am to 5.40pm, 1.30pm to 5.30pm on Sundays.

Secret Bunker Located near St Andres at Crown Buildings, this command bunker was to be used in the event of World War III. Built ten stories below ground level, this labyrinth of reinforced concrete will delight history enthusiasts of all ages. The complex includes two cinemas, a cafe, an operations room and more. The entrance fee is around £6 for adults; the museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

East Wemyss Perfect for people with adventerous children with it large pebble and rock-pool beach. There's cave systems too for the 'fearless' ones.
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Westerdeanhead Riding School Fun friendly riding school, catering for all the family. From the very novice to the most advance rider. We welcome everyone.
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Kittys Kittys in Kirkcaldy has a great lively atmosphere with live bands playing on a Friday and Saturday night! Student night on a Thursday brings about promos such as a pound a drink, a great bargin for anyone!
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Links Market Every April the largest travelling street fair comes to Kirkcaldy, with fast rides, ammusements and stalls. The town comes to life with a friendly atmophere and the smell of candy floss in the air!
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Fife Activities

Deep Sea World The underwater safari at Deep Sea World is the longest in the world and features a 112m tunnel that takes you on a journey through 1 million gallons of water. Highlights include the collection of piranhas, the notoriously deadly fish of the Amazon and the UK's largest amphibian collection. The entrance fee is around £6.30 for adults; the museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

Fife Parks & Gardens

St Andrews Botanic Gardens With about 8000 species of plants and trees, this beautiful garden is worth taking the time to see. It includes glasshouses, a rock garden, a peat garden, a health garden and a water garden.

Fife Restaurants and Bars

Scotland is the home of Whisky often called 'the water of life'. There are two main varieties, blends and single malts. Most connoisseurs prefer single malts with their distinctive flavours depending on their region of origin. It is not good form to mix these scotches, but rather to sip them neat. Blended scotches are not as intense and are produced differently to single malts.

Fife Restaurants

The Hideaway This restaurant has a distinctive country feel to it, coupled with its friendly service, it has become increasingly popular over the years. The food is good, with a variety that should suit most palates. You will find the restaurant on Kingseat Road in Dunfermline.

Balbirnie House The emphasis here is on creating dishes that are flavoursome and fresh, using only the best ingredients. The menu changes with the seasons, highlighting the freshness of the ingredients. The wine list is one of the finest in the country, with over 250 varieties to choose from. You will find the restaurant in Balbirnie Park, Markinch.

Kettlebrdge Inn For fine Mexican food to warm your soul on chilly winter evenings, the Kettlebridge Inn is an excellent choice. Open for lunch and dinner, the selection of wine and beer is impressive. The restaurant is open for lunch only on Sundays, it is closed Mondays.

Fife Bars & Clubs

The Jigger Inn Situated in the Old Course Hotel, this fine pub is crammed with history and is perfect for drinks after golf.

The Road Hole Bar For one of the more impressive selections of fine whiskeys, this fine pub is ideal for a quiet evening out with good friends. The pub is located in St Andrews.

Ogstons This vibrant pub is popular with students, locals and tourists, which makes it a good spot to meet people. There is a restaurant here as well, should you decide to stay and get something to eat as well.

Fife children's activities

Deep Sea World The underwater safari at Deep Sea World is the longest in the world and features a 112m tunnel that takes you on a journey through 1 million gallons of water. Highlights include the collection of piranhas, the notoriously deadly fish of the Amazon and the UK's largest amphibian collection. The entrance fee is around £6.30 for adults; the museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

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