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Fife is a surprisingly compact region of remarkable variety which is located between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth on the east coast of Scotland. This charming region will greet you with colourful fishing villages framed by glorious beaches and miles of countryside nestled inland.

The stunning nature and geography of this region is woven with a rich history, visible in the atmospheric ruins dotted across the region. Explore the charming towns and villages, look out for the local wildlife, take in some arts and culture and sample some of the finest food and drink in award-winning restaurants and local produce from farm shops - Fife offers a host of possibilities to make each day a new experience.

  • Looking out onto Silver Sands beach in Aberdour
    Silver Sands, Aberdour
  • Looking across Pittencrieff Park towards Dunfermline Abbey
    Dunfermline Abbey
  • Man and a sculpture on the harbour at Pittenweem Arts Festival
    Pittenweem Arts Festival
  • Looking over to a swan in flight at Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve.
    Swan in flight
  • Fish and Chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife
    Fish and Chips, Anstruther
Looking out onto Silver Sands beach in Aberdour

Nature and geography

Explore the landscapes of Fife with rolling hills, grassy meadows and magnificent golden beaches.

Dunfermline Abbey Church


The Kingdom of Fife has many historical and royal attractions including in Dunfermline, a former capital of Scotland.

Pittenweem Arts Festival

Arts and culture

There are many ways to enjoy art and culture in Fife. Explore the creative side of Fife in art galleries, museums and at events.

A swan in flight, Fife


Discover the fascinating wildlife inhabiting the diverse coastal landscapes of the Kingdom of Fife.

Looking onto the front of Kellie Castle


Take a look at the itineraries for Fife and plan a great day out whether you want castles or family-friendly attractions.

A main dish served at the Seafood Restauarnt, St Andrews

Food and drink

Sample delicious food and drink in the Kingdom of Fife, a region renowned for its tasty local produce.

A family walk along the pier at the harbour in St Andrews

Area overview

Explore the different areas in Fife and find out about the towns and villages with the attractions and activities they offer.

Looking across the Forth Rail Bridge


With excellent public transport links, getting to Fife is easy. Once you are here there are a variety of ways to get around and enjoy this wonderful region.