Situated between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay, the county of Fife is made up of towns such as Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes, and villages such as Crail and Anstruther.
With history, culture and plenty of scenery, those choosing to buy a new home in Fife will have a variety of options.
Those moving to Fife will be able to take advantage of the area’s countryside, and embark on an active and healthy lifestyle. Mountains, lochs, hills and rivers make it a playground for adventurous types with walking, biking, horse riding and water sports all readily available. The 150km Fife coast path stretches from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north, so you can don your hiking boots and enjoy striding through the scenery.
The historic town of St Andrews is situated on the northeast coast of Fife and boasts seven impressive golf courses. Known as the home of the sport, those choosing to buy a new home in the area will certainly be able to practice their swing and enjoy world-class facilities. It’s also home to the prestigious University of St Andrews – one of the most ancient universities in the world.
Dunfermline was once the ancient capital of Scotland and highlights of the area include Dunfermline Royal Palace, Dunfermline City Chambers and Dunfermline Abbey. For something different, the Scottish Gliding Centre is based on the shores of Loch Leven, near to the town, providing flying experiences for visitors. For time out, visit the Glen which has beautiful parkland, a children’s play area and lots of walking trails.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum can be visited in the village of Anstruther – famous for its award –winning fish and chips. Situated on the harbour, you’ll learn all about the story of fishing in Scotland over the years. Art enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the village of Pittenweem which is home to several galleries.
Fife Transport links
Fife’s close proximity to a number of Scotland’s major cities affords it great transport links.
If arriving by road from the south, on reaching Edinburgh, you’re directly connected to Fife by the Forth Road Bridge. From there, continue to Dunfermline and onto the A92 to take you further into Fife. When travelling from Glasgow and the west, take the M8 to Edinburgh and then travel on to Fife. If you are coming from Dundee or Aberdeen, you need to head for the Tay Road Bridge which connects the A92 to Fife.
Those arriving from Inverness and the north should follow the A9 from Inverness to Perth. Continue your journey down the M90 from either the A912 at the Bridge of Earn, or continue to Dunfermline on the A92.. Continue your journey down the M90 from either the A912 at the Bridge of Earn, or continue to Dunfermline on the A92.
Perth is also well connected by rail. There are a number of stations which have direct connections to other towns and cities in Scotland including Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow. There are also links to major English towns and cities on the east and west coast.
When arriving by air, both Edinburgh Airport and Dundee Airport are around a 20 minute drive and offer domestic, national and international flights. Dundee Train Station is located just 5 minutes from the airport.