Begin your day in the historic village of St Andrews on the stunning Fife coastline, with a visit to St Andrews Castle. The ruins of this Category A, listed castle are situated on a cliff-top to the north of the town. The castle was first erected around 1200 as the residence, prison and fortress of the bishops of the diocese. Explore the underground 16th-century siege and the 'bottle dungeon', one of the most infamous prisons in medieval Britain.
Continue south on a short drive to Kellie Castle, just 2 miles north of Pittenweem. The earliest records of this castle date back to 1150 and the first known owner was Robert of London, the illegitimate son of King William the Lion. Admire the library ceiling, one of the oldest ornamental plaster ceilings in Scotland, or marvel at the painted panelling in the Dining Room, painted by Dutch artists in the 17th century. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and enjoy the roses, fruit trees and herbaceous plants. Finish your visit with a visit to the splendid tea room with a selection of light lunches, dinners, cakes and tray bakes.
The ochre-coloured Culross Palace was constructed by Sir George Bruce who adorned the interiors with Baltic pine and Dutch floor tiles and is also credited with constructing the first coal mine to extend under the sea. Take a tour of the palace in Culross to discover the small rooms and connecting passageways with wonderful painted ceilings, pine panelling, antique furniture and ornaments.