Ancestral home of Scottish monarchs, and blessed with some of Scotland’s most scenic attractions, The Kingdom of Fife is an enchanting region with its own distinct identity. Despite being at its widest point but fifty miles long, the area is home to Scotland’s capital – the stunning City of Fife. Whether you’re looking for holiday homes, glamping, touring holidays, chalets, lodges or cottages, the range of holiday parks in Fife on our website has something to suit all.
Slow down and embrace a slower pace of life by seeing Fife on foot. The Fife Coastal Path is a long stretch with organised trips taking 5 or 6 days to complete – but that doesn’t stop you dipping in and out if you want to explore alone. Along the way you might see 12th century cathedrals, chocolate box fishing villages, quaint harbours and of course, plenty of wildlife.
Along the trail you might also go past St Andrews, the home of golf. With the oldest course in the world, it’s no surprise that this site is much revered by those that love the game. Certainly worth a visit if you can. Here you’ll also find Swilcan Bridge, known as Golfers’ Bridge, a small stone Roman arch built over 700 years ago that has earned profound respect from champion golfers from across the globe.
And if you want to try something new, the Forth Road Bridge, one of the three Forth Bridges, offers a pedestrian and cycleway across the Firth of Forth. This feat of engineering offers views across the water, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the original rail Forth Bridge.
Fife is a magnificent place to appreciate history and the air is tinged with mysticism. Explore the Georgian architecture and Victorian design of Mount Stuart’s. This beautiful building was rebuilt after fire damage, but you can certainly see nods to its original form built in 1719. Be sure to look up in the Marble Hall to see the map of the stars and stroll through the 300-acre gardens to take in the rock garden and arboretum.
Modern history buffs may also recognise some of the sites from popular TV show Outlander. Aberdour Castle has parts of the castle dating back to 1200, making it one of the two oldest standing castles in Scotland. Another location from the show is Culross, with its beautiful, cobbled streets, and all the history of a 17th-century port.
Another must-see is The National Wallace Monument. Instantly recognisable, this 220ft tower was built to honour Sir William Wallace, and it even houses his sword. Be sure to keep an eye out for the special statues and stunning stained glass too.
For historic hustle and bustle, Dunfermline in certainly the place to go. Named as one of the new cities in the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours, it’s an enjoyable day out. Take a tour of the abbey and palace, walk through the greenhouses of Pittencrieff Park, or visit the new Abbot House Heritage Centre museum.
No trip to Fife is complete without seeing the interesting Dunmore Pineapple. This pineapple shaped building has intrigued visitors for years and is surrounded by gorgeous woodland waiting to be discovered. Originally built in 1777, it remains an impressive feat of masonry even by today’s standards.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Fife at An Lochan Uaine, known as the Green Loch. This tranquil spot has a trail that takes around 45 minutes and is perfect for picnics against the unusually coloured water.
You will find award-winning holiday parks listed on our website; from luxury lodges with hot-tubs to glamping pods and static caravans. Many of the Fife holiday parks provide first class facilities for those that also want to go touring or pitch up for the night.
Look out for those holiday parks that display the David Bellamy Conservation Award. It is awarded to holiday parks that can demonstrate their active concern for the environment and protection of plants and animal habitats.