Things to do in Fife

Whether you want to spend the day on the beach, come face-to-face with an alligator, take a boat trip to the Isle of May or visit pretty fishing villages taking in one of the many festivals, there's so much to see and do on your Abbeyford Leisure holiday in Fife. Here's ten of the best all within easy reach of our holiday parks. And if that doesn't whet your appetite, have a look at how the Kingdom of Fife comes to life in this exciting and inspiring new animated video.

Come to Life in Fife

1 - The Fife Coastal Path, great for walkers
The Fife Coastal Path links all three of our award-winning holiday parks and is not to be missed. Enjoy views of the Edinburgh skyline, the Isle of May, Bass Rock and beyond on one of our a self-guided walks around Elie Holiday Park. The walks take in some of the most stunning parts of the coastal path. Pick up your free Abbeyford Active walking leaflets from park reception.

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Sat Nav: KY9 1HB (for Fife Coastal Path at Elie Holiday Park)
Sat Nav:
KY16 8PX (for Fife Coastal Path at St Andrews Holiday Park)
Sat Nav:
KY10 2DN (for Fife Coastal Path at St Monans Holiday Park)

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2 - Muddy Boots Farm
Just 10 minutes from Cupar and within easy reach of all our Fife holiday parks, Muddy Boots is ‘family run for family fun’ and makes for a memorable day out. Activities include: a giant jumping pillow, grass sledging, soft play barn, pottery, zorbing and pig racing too.

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Sat Nav: KY15 7TJ

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3 - Kingsbarns Distillery & Visitor Centre
Uncover the history behind the name 'Kingsbarns' before stepping into the Doocot where the distillery's first cask of Kingsbarns spirit is resting. Your guide will explain the distillation methods inside the distillery before inviting you to sample a dram or two in one of the tasting rooms. Book an Abbeyford Leisure holiday and you can enjoy a Kingsbarns Distillery tour at this fantastic 4 star Visitor Attraction for the preferential rate of just £9 per adult (kids go free).

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Sat Nav: KY16 8QE

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4 - The Isle of May, a birdwatcher's paradise
The May Princess sails daily on the tide from Anstruther Harbour to The Isle of May between April and September. The crossing takes about 1 hour with 2-3 hours spent ashore. In the early summer the seacliffs are covered with breeding Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Guillemots and Shags. Inland, thousands of burrow nesting Puffins can be seen and Eider Duck are in abundance. There are usually breeding Terns and last year, over a thousand grey seal pups were born on the island.

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Sat Nav: KY10 3DX

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5 - The British Golf Museum
Located just a few yards from the world famous Old Course the recently transformed British Golf Museum in St Andrews is one of only nine museums in Scotland to be awarded five stars from Visit Scotland. Experience over 500 years of golfing history and discover how golf has evolved over the centuries. For families, there’s a children’s guide and kids’ trail and you can have a go at putting.

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Sat Nav: 
KY16 9AB

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6 - The Scottish Deer Centre, a family favourite
Take a walk on the wild side at the Scottish Deer Centre, one of Fife’s largest attractions. There is over 10 species of deer to see from around the world, Fife’s only wolf pack and rare wildcats – all this and more set in the countryside close to Cupar.

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Sat Nav: KY15 4NQ

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7 - St Andrews Castle
Dating back in part to the 13th century, St Andrews Castle was the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews and was the centre point of the church in medieval Scotland. Visitors can descend into the castle’s underground mine and peer into the bottle dungeon – one of Britain’s most infamous castle prisons.

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Sat Nav: KY16 9AR

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8 - Hill of Tarvit Mansion House
Located close to Cupar award-winning Hill of Tarvit Mansion House invites you to step back to the early 1900s and enjoy a grand day out, Edwardian-style! You can play hickory lawn games and a spot of croquet, try your hand at billiards, outwit your chums in fun parlour games and more. Recognised as one of Scotland's finest Edwardian mansion houses, Hill of Tarvit makes for a great day out.

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Sat Nav: 
KY15 5PB

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9 - St Andrews Aquarium, perfect for that odd rainy day
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.

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Sat Nav: KY16 9AS

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10 - Craigtoun Country Park, the perfect family day out
Craigtoun Country Park makes for a great family day out. Set within beautiful surroundings attractions include the Rio Grande Railway, boating lake with pedalos and rowing boats, tractor rides, pedal cars, crazy golf, trim trail and much more.

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Sat Nav: KY16 8NX

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