Kingdom Of Fife
Explore the ancient Kingdom of Fife with this stunning 1 day tour which will take you on a journey throughout Scotland’s beautiful East Coast.
The tour includes the Forth Road Bridge, Dunfermline Abbey, the quaint little fishing villages of Fife and the ancient town of St Andrews.
We start the tour by travelling east from Princess Street to Queensferry. This beautiful town is just 8 miles outside of Edinburgh and sits on the Firth of Forth, almost directly under the magnificent Forth Rail Bridge. The Fourth Road Bridge is an astonishing feat of 19th Century engineering, and one of the most recognisable landmarks in Scotland.
Forth Rail Bridge
We stop here for a quick photo opportunity before making the short journey over the Forth Road Bridge into the Kingdom of Fife and Dunfermline. Here you’ll have time to stroll through the grounds of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, the last resting place of Queen Margaret and King Robert the Bruce. It is also the place where Charles I, the last monarch to be born on Scottish soil, was born.
Abbot House is one of the oldest early-medieval buildings in Dunfermline which has a café and bar situated directly opposite the Abbey and is a great place to sit and soak up the architecture and history of this incredible building.
We then take Fife’s famous ‘Coastal Road’ that meanders through several of the area’s most stunning and historic fishing villages, some of which date back to the 10th and 11th centuries. We slowly make our way through Lower Largo, Elie, St Monan’s, Pittenweem and then onto Anstruther- the largest, and most lively, of these beautiful fishing villages.
We have a short break in Anstruther to allow you to explore the scenic harbour and take a wander through the narrow, cobbled streets.
Home of Golf
From here it’s just a short drive to St. Andrews where we stop for some time to allow you to explore the famous “Auld Grey Toon”. You will have the opportunity to see its ancient University, the very first to be established in Scotland and the place where Prince William met Kate Middleton.
You can explore St Andrews castle which has a truly breath taking position on the cliffs looking over St. Andrew’s beach, wander around the ancient ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral – once the largest in Scotland or if you are a golf enthusiast, explore the true home of golf – the ‘Old Course’ and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.