St Andrews makes
an ideal base for exploring the rest of Fife and further
afield. Within the Kingdom of Fife, there are many areas
worth visiting, all easily reachable from the Golf Hotel.
The East Neuk of Fife is a string of maritime villages
dating from medieval times, distinctive for their whitewashed
walls, crow-stepped gables, pantiles and picturesque
History lovers will enjoy the likes of Falkland Palace,
much loved by Mary Queen of Scots, Kellie Castle with
its delightful garden, and Hill of Tarvit, a Lorimer
designed mansion near Cupar. The historic town of Dunfermline
was once the capital of Scotland and has a fine Abbey
and other historic buildings.
To the south, Edinburgh, with its Castle on the Rock
and Princes Street Gardens, is best reached by train
from Leuchars and is a must-see for any visitor to Scotland;
while to the north, in Tayside, attractions such as
Point and Verdant
Works in Dundee and
Scone Palace near Perth are perfect for day trips.
in Angus is the birthplace of HM The Queen Mother and
the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.