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The Kingdom of Fife Tourism Info
Location: East Scotland, North side of Firth of Forth
Counties: Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, North East Fife
Main City/Town: Dunfermline (Population 129,830)
The Kingdom of Fife Tourism Info
It is in Fife where that was the seat of the ancient monarchs of Scotland. The region is small in size but deeply rooted with history. Located between the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay, it is accessed by crossing the famous Forth Bridges. The unique design of the Railway Bridge is internationally recognised as a Scottish landmark.
Dunfermline is the former capital of Scotland and its royal past dominates the town. Dunfermline Palace is a former Scottish royal palace, King Malcolm III married Queen Margaret here in 1070. In the west of the town is Malcolm Canmore's Tower, foundation walls of this fortress dating from the second half of the 11th century. Visit the cave in which St Margaret bathed the feet of the poor. King Malcolm established his court after the death of Macbeth, it is now a ruined fortified tower in the heart of Pittencrieff Glen. The main attraction in Dunfermline is the Abbey built by King David I, it is the burial place of Robert the Bruce and other kings and queens of Scotland.
Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline in 1835. Carnegie founded a steel empire that made him the world's richest man. He established a Trust with the purpose of adding value to the lives of the people of Dunfermline. His attributes include gifting the town with the Carnegie Libraries (built in 1881), Carnegie Hall and Pittencrieff Park. His birthplace has been preserved and extended to include a museum of his life. Visit the website to find out more.
On the east coast of Fife is St Andrews, home to the first University in Scotland. The town has a medieval centre with cobbled stoned streets, a cathedral and castle dating back to the 12th century. St Andrews Cathedral was once the largest cathedral in Scotland, it is now in ruins. St Andrews is more known for being the home of golf, the sport has been played here for over 600 years. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews was established here in 1754. St Andrews Links consists of 6 golf courses: The Old Course, The Castle Course, the New, Jubilee, Eden and Strathtyrum. The Old course being the most famous and is travelled to play by golfer fanatics from all over the world. You can book your tee time online.
The Fife Coastal Path and is an ideal location for walkers. With friendly fishing villages doted along the shoreline. East Neuk in the corner of Fife holds quant harbours with a bustling fishing community where you can watch the fishermen unloading their catch of the day. Take a trip to the Isle of May and taste some of Britain’s finest fish and chips. For more details on Fife download a tourism pamphlet.
Recommended Tours in The Kingdom of Fife
• Day Tour to St. Andrews and The Fishing Villages of Fife
Recommended Hotels in The Kingdom of Fife
• Fairmont St Andrews 5*
• Macdonald Rusacks Hotel 4*
• DAVAAR HOUSE HOTEL 3*
Recommended Books of The Kingdom of Fife
• Fife, Perthshire and Angus (Exploring Scotland's Heritage)
• Along The Fife Coastal Path
• The Fife Coast: From the Forth Bridges to Leuchars by the Castles Coast and the East Neuk
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