In Ceres or Very Close

Highlights include:

Craighall Den

Right next to the steading is Craighall Den; a great place for a stroll but also with some hidden history. As a SSSI Craighall Den, it is an upland mixed ash woodland lying in the valley of the Craighall Burn. Located 1km south of Ceres, represents one of the largest and best remaining examples of semi-natural woodland in north-east Fife. The limekiln at Craighall Den is category B listed and is one of few surviving examples in anything like original condition. The site of the Craighall Castle, was gifted to Fife Council by Colonel Hope of Luffness. See our page.

Fife Folk Museum

Fife Folk Museum is in Ceres High Street conservation area. Its premises consist of the former tolbooth of the burgh of barony, some early-19th- century weavers’ cottages, a modern annexe which houses the entrance and Harvest Mouse Team Room. The Museum celebrates the social, domestic and working lives of the people in Fife.

Wemyss Ware (Pottery)

Wemyss Ware is Scotland’s most famous pottery. It is made and hand painted in Ceres at the Griselda Hill Pottery. Wemyss Ware is beautifully hand painted pottery that has a unique whimsical style. The most famous items are The Yellow Gallé Cat, The Large Cabbage Rose Pig, The Thistle Rabbit and our Bee Honey Pots but we have many more fantastic pieces to browse.

Hill of Tarvit Mansion House and Garden

Hill of Tarvit Mansion House and Garden was originally known as Wemyss Hall. Modernised in the early 20th century is fascinating record of the Edwardian way of life both upstairs and downstairs. The landscaped gardens, with formal lawns, yew hedging, flowering borders and a sunken rose garden are worth a gentile stroll. For those want more exercise then you can head to Hill of Tarvit Monument at the 211m summit above the house or what about a round of gold at historic 9 hole Kingarrock Hickory course in the grounds.

Scotstarvit Tower

Scotstarvit isn’t your usual 1500s tower house. There’s no kitchen, one floor has no fireplace, and another has no windows, despite the castle’s impressive location overlooking the River Eden and Craigrothie Burn. It was the property of Edinburgh lawyer and mild eccentric Sir John Scot, who rebuilt an earlier tower house to the form we see today. A poet and patron of the arts, Sir John’s quirky outlook is reflected in his rebuilt tower.

Teasses Estate

Teasses is a working estate with a rich history embedded in the local community. With its stunning scenery and abundance of native wildlife Teasses Estate is a truly magical place and the perfect backdrop for the wide range of activities we offer on site. From exciting country pursuits to engaging garden tours.

Ceres Highland Games

The oldest free games in Scotland; held on the the green. Founded in 1314 by Robert Bruce himself, in celebration of the safe return to Ceres of the men who fought at Bannockburn. Normally held on the last Saturday in June; more about the games.

Explore Ceres Village

Why not explore the historic village and surrounding area. There is a great guide here.