Places to visit
Activities & Things to do in the Kingdom of Fife
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Roome Bay Beach
Roome Bay Beach is a mere 2 minute walk from Beach House Walk, and has many rock pools to explore and a children’s play area. The coastline is part of the internationally recognised Firth of Forth Ramsar site committed towards protection of wetland habitats and the species which live and feed in these areas. www.VisitScotland.com
Bikes and helmets are included within the cost of your stay at Beach House Walk. The perfect opportunity to take advantage of the fantastic bike trails nearby. Get out and about, enjoy the peace and tranquillity around the East Neuk of Fife and take in some sights. We recommend the Crail to Kingsbarns cycle path, with a starting point just minutes from the house. See Fife cycle routes.
Fife coastal path
A long distance Scottish coastal footpath that runs from Kincardine to Newburgh. The path was created in 2002, originally running from North Queensferry to Tayport. Whether you are looking for peace and tranquillity or action and adventure the Fife Coastal Path can offer you this and much more. You can walk parts of the route directly from Crail Harbour. www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk
Crail is famous for the fossils that can be found nearby. In fact, there have been some ancient fossils identified just 100 metres from our front door at Beach House Walk. There are may fossils which can be found among the pebbles, and foreshore exposures within each of the neighbouring bays west of the harbour including Kingsbarns Beach. Find out more about fossils in Crail and fossils at Kingsbarns Beach.
This charming Blue Flag beach stretches for about 2 miles and is bordered by rolling sand dunes. It’s a very popular beach for walkers, and the Fife Coastal Footpath passes above it. There is an abundant expanse of open space on the beach for all the family and it is an ideal spot for a picnic. Kingbarns Golf Links, undeniably one of the finest courses in Scotland, runs parallel the beach. www.visitscotland.com
Crail Pottery is set around a beautiful courtyard in the heart of historic Crail. Crail Pottery produces a diverse range of stoneware, terracotta planters, raku and bright hand painted earthenware. Every piece is hand thrown on the wheel, decorated, glazed and fired here in our workshops. www.crailpottery.com
A garden for all seasons. Discover the Secret Garden, a plantsman’s paradise hidden within ancient walls. Naturalistic plantings give a modern flavour to a traditional Victorian garden complete with box hedges, lilacs and roses galore and a burn running gently towards the sea. An oasis of peace and tranquillity at any time of the year, the garden flowers pure white snowdrops in the spring, and in late autumn, grasses sway in the breeze, catching the low sun. Whatever the season, the garden offers respite from a busy world. www.camboestate.com
Boat trips to the Isle of May
Anchored on the edge of the Firth of Forth, the Isle of May is a magical mix of sea birds, seals and smugglers. In early summer the cliffs are heaving with nesting sea birds in a noisy spectacle you can witness from the cliff top path. The island is also home to the unmistakeable puffin, a comical looking bird that dazzles visitors with its brightly coloured bill. There’s a dark past here though, with monks, Vikings and smugglers on the list of previous visitors. www.isleofmayferry.com
Scottish Fisheries Museum
Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the beautiful fishing harbour of Anstruther. This charitable trust has become a national institution with an international reputation. www.scotfishmuseum.org
Kellie Castle & Gardens
Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. It also contains a long-concealed mural by the celebrated Arts & Crafts pioneer, Phoebe Anna Traquair. The grounds and garden could easily be a day out in themselves, with acres of woodland walks, a bird hide and an abundance of nature. www.nts.org.uk/Property/Kellie-Castle-and-Garden