Gaze upon the gold medal that was awarded to the winner of The Open Championship in 1872, the Tom Morris Junior Medal, at the British Golf Musuem in St Andrews, Fife. Learn about this piece of golfing history and more in the Scotland's History in 25 Objects eBook
We get it, it's Fife - the land of so much to do and not always enough time to do it in. Its rustic villages and charming towns conspire to give the region a certain ooh la la. While St Andrews is undoubtedly the best kept jewel in Fife's crown, there's much more to Fife that will spoil urban travellers, explorers, cyclists, museum-goers and foodies alike.
You can now travel short distances of around 5 miles to enjoy the outdoors and exercise in Scotland, to use public spaces for recreational purposes such as sitting to soak up the sun (where possible!), and to meet up with one other household in small numbers. Please remember to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times, both indoors and outdoors.
The following activities are also now possible, following the above advice, during Phase 1: cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, walking, hiking and watersports.
Bags of history
Castles, palaces, museums and galleries are found in abundance in Fife. Scattered throughout the region, each is unique in its own way. Some hold royal connections, like the abbey in Dunfermline, others look back at the region's industries like the Scottish Fisheries Museum, and some remember Fife's key pioneers like Andrew Carnegie and Adam Smith.
The Home of Golf
Known as The Home of Golf thanks to its beautiful courses and long history and connection to the sport, Fife is a great place to get out on the greens. From the historic courses in St Andrews to the magnificent parkland courses inland, there are 50 courses for you to choose from.
Fife's towns and villages may be small, but boy, are they full of character! Plus, you can discover them all on foot and soak up the impressive views as you follow the Fife Coastal Path right around the coastline. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St Andrews to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and beyond, the region is peppered with incredibly picturesque sea towns and villages, teeming with masses of great outdoor activities and amazing wildlife.
When it comes to dining in Fife, the question is not what, where or when, but you'll find yourself wondering how to make the most of the buzzing restaurants and lip-smacking enjoyments! You can savour craft beers, gins and whiskies directly at their source, pick your own berries, or have the local larder served up in the cafés, pubs and award-winning restaurants. Or why not stop at some of the region's many bustling farmers' markets and stock up on local ingredients, from freshly caught seafood to flavoursome cheeses and succulent meats? The choice is yours!