The historic county of Fife is a natural peninsula on the east coast of
Scotland, bordered by the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay. Alongside its
three largest settlements of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes it is also
home to the ancient city of St Andrews, with its world-famous golf course and
university. The often turbulent history of Fife is reflected in its royal palaces,
castles and other ruins, such as Ravenscraig Castle and Dunfermline Abbey.
Fife’s picturesque coast draws visitors to places like Crail Harbour and
Pittenweem. Fife’s cultural and industrial heritage are also celebrated,
including the Fife Folk Museum, the Anstruther Fisheries Museum and the
Fife Heritage Railway.
50 Gems of Fife explores the many places and their history that make this
part of Scotland so special, including natural features, towns and villages,
buildings and places of historical interest. Alongside justly famous
attractions, others will be relatively unknown, but all have an interesting story.