A popular local landmark producing top quality fruit for Pick Your Own and soft fruit industry. The Farm Shop and Cafe features seasonal produce, local honey and range of Fruit Farm jams, plus country inspired gifts. There are a range of activities in the playground and Mega Maze.
This SSSI is a large area of open water with a circular walk around the loch; it is a key site for wintering waterfowl including a large population of pink-footed geese. The loch is stocked with Brown and Rainbow Trout and fish permits are available from St Andrews Angling Club.
Hidden beneath a Scottish farmhouse, a tunnel leads to Scotland’s secret bunker. 100 feet underground this was where the government and military commanders would have run the country should we have been attacked during the cold war. A fascinating day out for all.
The Original Botanic Garden was founded by the University of St. Andrews in 1889. The Garden is recognised and registered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and botanical and horticultural research is carried out there. It is well worth a visit.
Two separate attractions in St Andrews. St Andrews Castle was the official residence of Scotland’s bishops (and later archbishops) throughout the Middle Ages. They were Scotland’s leading churchmen so had to be prepared to defend themselves and the property of the Church – hence their strong castle. The cathedral was the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland.
Is a 47 acre, well-maintained public park located just 2 miles from the historic town of St Andrews run by the Friends of Craigtoun. With free entry, free parking and on-site café, it really is the ideal place for a great-value family day out. https://friendsofcraigtoun.org.uk/home/
Tentsmuir is a magical combination of forest trails that dip and weave between tall trees and open sand dunes. https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/tentsmuir
A former royal burgh, there is plenty to see and do in Falkland from the Palace, walks around Falkland Estate or the Lomond hills to a wonderfull range of shops and cafes. Here’s our selection
- Falkland Palace The Royal Palace of Falkland, set in the heart of a unique medieval village, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Built between 1501 and 1541, the palace is an extremely fine example of Renaissance architecture. It includes the exceptionally beautiful Chapel Royal, and is surrounded by internationally renowned gardens, built in the 1950s. The Royal Tennis Court, reputedly the world’s oldest, is still in use today.
- Fayre Earth A wonderful shop that specialise in local and fare trade produces from around the UK and world.
- Glass by Kathryn designs and makes all her glass pieces in her studio at the Cart Shed, Wester Glasslie on the back road from Leslie to Falkland.
The Lomond Hills are Fife’s most prominent landmarks and the centre of 25 square miles of moorland, lochs and farmland. The area became Scotland’s first Regional Park in 1986 in recognition of its importance for recreation and conservation. The area is vast with numerous access points and a huge network of paths and interesting features throughout.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum
This award-winning National Museum tells the story of the Scottish fishing industry from the earliest times to the present. With many model and actual boats, fishing gear, photographs, paintings and tableaux on display.
Fife Filming Locations
Outlander, Railway Man and Chariots of fire are just some of the TV and Films that have used the beautifully Fife countryside as their back drop. From the historic settings of Culross and Falkland to St Andrews West sands.