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  • Looking across the gardens to Aberdour Castle on a sunny day
    Aberdour Castle
  • Looking across the wrought iron gate to Culross Palace
    Culross Palace
  • Looking across Pittencrieff Park towards Dunfermline Abbey
    Dunfermline Abbey
  • Looking across the shore to Inchcolm Abbey on Inchcolm Island
    Inchcolm Abbey on Inchcolm Island
  • North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower which is now a museum with the Forth Rail Bridge behind
    North Queensferry Harbour Light Tower

The Kingdom of Fife is a region which is steeped in history and rich in culture.

The birthplace of key pioneers like Andrew Carnegie and Adam Smith, the Kingdom of Fife boasts a proud heritage and rich culture that stems from an eminent and regal past. From Dunfermline, the ancient capital of Scotland, to the birthplace of golf in St Andrews, discover tales of days gone by in stunning castles, churches, cathedrals and historic buildings and homes.

Uncover the remarkable history and heritage of this unique corner of Scotland. Discover an ancient kingdom that has given birth to several kings and find everything from the oldest standing castle in Scotland to the official residence of Scotland's leading bishop and archbishop throughout the Middle Ages.

You can be transported through 1,000 years of history and experience a story of war, wealth, stealth, devastation and celebration on a guided tour around Abbot House in Dunfermline.

The last king to be born in Scotland was King Charles I, who was born to King James VI and Anna of Denmark at Dunfermline Palace and Abbey in 1600.

In the centre of Fife you'll find Falkland Palace, tucked into the foothills of the Lomonds by James IV and James V between 1501 and 1541. See the oldest Royal Tennis Court in Britain, built for James V in 1539, where a club of over 70 members still play.

Anstruther has the impressive Scottish Fisheries Museum at its quayside, which details the thriving fishing and boat building industry and methods.

Pay a visit to the now ruined St Andrew's Cathedral, once the largest in Scotland. The centre of the country’s religious life for many years, visitors to the 12th century cathedral can climb to the top of the spiral staircase in St Rule’s Tower for magnificent views of the town and its surroundings.

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  1. Gradings

    • 1 Visitor Attraction
    1 Visitor Attraction


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  2. Balmerino Abbey


    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys


    North Fife

    Enjoy a fascinating visit to Balmerino Abbey, ruins of a Cistercian Monastery which was founded in 1229.

  3. Scotstarvit Tower


    Historic Buildings & Homes


    The Howe of Fife

    Scotstarvit Tower is a handsome and well-built tower, believed to have been built in the 15th century.

  4. Gradings

    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum


    A 17th century house which was transformed into a museum by Robert Lorimer when Andrew Carnegie gave Pittencrieff Park to Dunfermline in 1903. The exterior of the house was authentically restored in 2010, its 400th anniversary.

  5. Gradings


    The local history museum provides an insight into the past life of the ancient Royal Burgh of Crail and its church, golf club, airfield and seafaring tradition.

  6. Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House


    Kellie Castle dates back to the 14th century and is surrounded by a stunning late Victorian garden. It was restored by the famous Lorimer family.

  7. Hill Of Tarvit Mansion & Garden


    Historic Buildings & Homes


    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House


    Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse is one of Scotland’s finest Edwardian mansionhouses, and is home to an amazing collection of furniture, antiques and paintings.

  8. Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction


    See over 150 buses at the museum, most of Scottish origin, in different levels of condition from some neglected buses to fully restored vehicles.

  9. British Golf Museum




    • 5 Museum
    5 Museum

    St Andrews

    Over 500 years of golfing history is displayed in the British Golf Museum. Come and experience the history of golf in a unique location, just yards from the world famous Old Course

  10. Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum


    The birthplace and memorial to Andrew Carnegie, the weaver's son who made a fortune from the furnaces of the American steel industry and who gave his fortune away to benefit humanity.


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