The Kingdom of Fife

With the dramatic Forth Bridge at its southern edge, the Kingdom of Fife is at the heart of rail journeys between Edinburgh and just about anywhere in the north.

More than a place to simply pass through however, the Kingdom has a peaceful charm all of its own, surrounded as it is by miles of winding coastal paths, award-winning beaches and quaint fishing villages like Aberdour and Burntisland, en route to the major town of Kirkcaldy.

Discover ancient castles, royal palaces, delicious local cuisines, exciting year-round events and festivals and some of the finest and most recognisable golf courses anywhere in the world. This wonderful part of Scotland combines a wide range of outdoor activities with family-friendly attractions and a truly fascinating history.

This historic region is home to Scotland’s ancient capital of Dunfermline (served by two stations, Dunfermline Town and Queen Margaret), Scotland’s oldest university in St Andrews (not far from Leuchars station) and 117 miles (188 km) of pathways to explore on the Fife Coastal Path. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also an abundance of fresh seafood to enjoy in award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars and the world-famous Old Course in St Andrews – the Home of Golf.

So for some real relaxation take the train to Fife - and make sure the only driving you do is from the tee!

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To help plan your trip to the Kingdom of Fife, VisitScotland provides more in-depth information here

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