Fife

The Kingdom of Fife is synonymous with breath-taking countryside, eye-catching beaches, ancestral heritage and the game of golf. Located just a short drive across the Tay Bridge from Dundee, it’s perfect for an adventure away from the city. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in a Dundee café then head across the water for a day of exploring that you’ll never forget.

If you’re a golfer, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived in your own personal utopia. The town of St Andrews, located right on the coast, is of course home to the world’s most famous golf course, as well as many others. If you’d like to walk in the footsteps of the game’s legends, this surely has to be the place to do it. The famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th fairway is perhaps the most famous photo opportunity in the whole golfing world.

Elsewhere, you can take your pick from a number of activities, including cycling, horse trekking, fishing and shooting. There are plenty of water sports waiting to be enjoyed here, such as kayak tours at Lochore, water skiing at Dunfermline, sailing at St Andrews and windsurfing at Elie Harbour. You’ll be spoilt for choice in this wondrous region.

Needless to say, you don’t have to be as active as this if you don’t want to be. The National Nature Reserve on the Isle of May is a magnet for bird-watchers, for example, while going back in time at Dunfermline’s Pittencrieff House is fascinating for history lovers. Other highlights worthy of mention are the Elie Ness Lighthouse, the fishing village of Anstruther and the Fife Folk Museum at Ceres.

Days out are always enjoyable, but they’re even better when you can return to a city base that has everything you need for unwinding after all that excitement. When you get back to your exceptional Dundee accommodation, you can settle back and unwind in style or head out for drinks, eats and anything else that takes your fancy.

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