Morag Dunbar, Scottish Driver-Guide and an accredited Scottish Blue Badge Tourist Guide - Suilven Mountain in the late summer sunshine

Fife & St Andrews

Guided tours of the Kingdom of Fife

Culross Conservation VillageA personal guided tour of the Kingdom of Fife can be taken as a day tour or built into an extended private tour of Scotland.

Over the River Forth from Edinburgh lies the ancient Kingdom of Fife boasting a variety of historical and beautiful places.  A full day’s tour could include the charming restored village of Culross with its quaint streets and houses as well as the historic town of Dunfermline with its ruined abbey and palace (Dunfermline Abbey & Palace), containing the burial place of Scotland’s most famous king, King Robert the Bruce.  From there we can go across country to the picturesque village of Falkland to visit the favourite hunting lodge of the Stewart monarchs – Falkland Palace – with its lovely gardens and ancient tennis court.  It’s not far then to St Andrews, known to many as the home of golf with its many golf courses but to others for its history.  Not only does it have the oldest University in Scotland – St Andrews University, but also the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral (once a centre of European pilgrimage) and nearby St Andrews Castle.

St Monans Church with Sherry & Bill FarrHere can be found a wide variety of quaint shops and restaurants as well as golf and history, appealing to all tastes and allowing lots of scope for a personally planned driver-guided tour.

South of St Andrews lies the charming and attractive area known as the East Neuk with its delightful little fishing villages some of which were once rich trading centres with the Low Countries and the Baltic – certainly worth some photostops on your private guided tour and with the opportunity to taste genuine fish and chips.

St Andrews GolfAlternatively, if you happen to be interested in art, there is always the town of Kirkcaldy (birthplace of Adam Smith) with its Art Gallery housing a wonderful collection of paintings by the Glasgow Boys, the Scottish Colourists and William McTaggart.

This is one of the richest parts of Scotland for golf with a huge selection of links courses in particular.  You do not need to go as far as St Andrews and wonderful golf can be found at Lundin Links, Elie and Crail.