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Visit the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland
The Kingdom of Fife is the perfect setting for a short break or a longer stay on Scotland's sunny east coast.
Whatever you want to e xplore - the country's best-kept beaches, the world home of golf in St Andrews, the delightful East Neuk fishing villages, the historic capital of Dunfermline, it's all in the Kingdom of Fife. You'll discover a relaxed, refreshing and high-quality envi ronment that's just 30 minutes from Edinburgh, but a world away from the city's grime and noise.
Fife's towns and villages are steeped in Scotland's history and a visit to the Kingdom is a step back in time. The nation's ancient capital for more than 500 years, Dunfermline stands as testimony to the Kingdom's rich heritage. Once the birthplace of monarchs and the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, the town is now a thriving centre of fine hotels and restaurants, excellent shops and superb leisure facilities.
Falkland also displays its royal credentials in its stately Palace, the favourite hunting lodge of a succesion of Stewart monarchs while St Andrews, once the ecclesiastic capital of Scotland but now better known as a golfer's paradise, is home to our oldest university.
Kirkcaldy, the commercial centre of the Kingdom and birthplace of economist Adam Smith and architect Robert Adam, also houses a superb collection of Scottish Colourist paintings in its fine Museum and Art Gallery.
Meanwhile, in the picturesque villages of the East Neuk of Fife, whitewashed buildings with red pantiled roofs overlook cobbled winding streets leading to secluded little fishing harbours, settings which seem to have changed little over the preceding 150 years. They also testify to the st rong heritage of sea-fishing that lives on the area.
The past is still very much alive in the Kingdom of Fife.
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