The East Neuk of Fife is without doubt the jewel in the Kingdom’s crown. Lush, green countryside, golden beaches and rugged cliffs intersperse with delightful fishing villages, breathtaking coastal walks and the world’s best golf courses. Detailed below are a few ideas for some great days out and at reception you’ll find a host of leaflets detailing all the best local attractions St Andrews has to offer.
The breathtaking Fife Coastal Path passes along the edge of St Andrews Holiday Park, so why not get on your walking boots and absorb the abundance of wildlife as seabirds soar above the waves and seals bask in the sunshine? Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, just north of St Andrews, is well worth a visit and here you can stroll through towering pine trees and walk along the dramatic windswept beach taking in the wildlife as you go.
- Fife Coastal Path - www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk
- Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve - www.tentsmuir.org
St Andrews Holiday Park is enviably positioned at the heart of the ‘home of golf’. Whatever your budget there’s a course for you – be it the Old Course at St Andrews, where the game started 600 years ago, or say Anstruther with one of the toughest par 3s in the UK.
St Andrews Links Trust Courses - www.standrews.org.uk
- The Old Course
- The Castle Course
- The New Course
- The Jubilee Course
- The Eden Course
- The Strathtyrum Course
- The Balgove Course
- Anstruther Course - www.anstruthergolf.co.uk
- St Michaels Course - www.stmichaelsgolfclub.com
From sand martins and eiders to red-breasted guillemots and the rare surf-scoter, the East Neuk is a twitcher’s paradise. Curlew, red shank and oystercatchers are regular visitors to the Park and others, such as puffin and artic terns can be viewed by taking an exhilarating boat trip from nearby Anstruther to the Forth’s Isle of May.
- The Isle of May - www.isleofmayferry.com
St Andrews and the East Neuk offers an array of watersports for all ages and levels. Sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, water skiing and even inflatable rides can all be enjoyed. For those looking for a different experience, why not try sand yachting or beach kayaking?
- Blown Away Experiences - www.blownawaylandyachts.co.uk
- East Neuk Outdoors - www.eastneukoutdoors.co.uk
- Elie Watersports - www.eliewatersports.com
Sightseeing & Days Out
Scotland’s Secret Bunker
Hidden beneath a Scottish Farmhouse, deep underground, a tunnel leads to Scotland’s Secret Bunker. As you explore the 24,000 sq ft of accommodation 100ft underground imagine what this secret life would have been like.
St Andrews Aquarium
The ever changing St Andrews Aquarium houses over 30 displays and is home to over 100 species. Come face-to-face with the most deadly inhabitants of the watery world. Witness the fun and frolics at feeding time and enjoy fascinating talks and demonstrations.
The British Golf Museum
The 5 Star British Golf Museum sits at the heart of the home of golf, just yards from the famous Old Course. Imaginative exhibitions, hands-on activities and stunning multimedia displays bring to life over 500 years of golfing history. The British Golf Museum is the world’s premier heritage centre for golf.
Don’t forget to visit Park reception where you’ll discover an array of leaflets detailing all the best local attractions St Andrews has to offer.
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