Ancient Castles in Fife

The Fife Coastal Path

The southwest of Fife was built on Coal and linoleum and other industries that are much run-down whereas the prosperous-looking rural northeast couldn't be more different. Northeast Fife consists of St Andrews and the East Neuk and this is the area to see. The East Neuk of Fife is a string of beautiful old fishing villages. Other destinations worth a visit are Falkland, Cupar and the Howe of Fife. Here, you'll find Falkland Palace, one of Scotland's most remarkable historic buildings. The Fife Coastal trail is a favourite amongst walkers. For the purposes of dividing Fife, the Private House Stays categorisation of attractions, lists all attractions East and South of Cupar as being part of the East Neuk villages.

  • Fife is a great area for finding interesting ancient castles, some still functioning dwellings and others ruined from neglect. However ancient castle sites are nearly always in interesting locations and many of the ruined ones can be visited for free. In particular the fantastic Falkland Palace has lovely gardens as does Crichton Castle. In addition to those with links below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Macduff Castle, Rosyth Castle and Scotstarvet Tower.

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