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Bill & Anne’s guidebook

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Bill & Anne
Joined in 2017
Bill & Anne

Bill & Anne’s guidebook

Sightseeing
The Abbey and ruined Palace was one the home for Scotland's Kings and Queens and many are buried here - including the famous King Robert the Bruce (Braveheart fil). Nearby the Abbey is good local shopping and cafes est.
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Dunfermline Abbey
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The Abbey and ruined Palace was one the home for Scotland's Kings and Queens and many are buried here - including the famous King Robert the Bruce (Braveheart fil). Nearby the Abbey is good local shopping and cafes est.
Near to Dunfermline Abbey is the birth place and museum of Andrew Carnegie who became the great US industrialist and philanthropist.
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Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum
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Near to Dunfermline Abbey is the birth place and museum of Andrew Carnegie who became the great US industrialist and philanthropist.
Dysart harbour (in Kirkcaldy) is a late 13 century port. Used for the export of coal and salt as well as whaling and ship building. It is more recently famous for being the site of many "Outlander" sea and harbour scenes. The Harboutmaster house has a small museum and cafe.
Dysart Harbour
Dysart harbour (in Kirkcaldy) is a late 13 century port. Used for the export of coal and salt as well as whaling and ship building. It is more recently famous for being the site of many "Outlander" sea and harbour scenes. The Harboutmaster house has a small museum and cafe.
An ancient town and the home of Scottish christianity. Famous for the ruined catherdral, beach, shopping university and of course the Royal & Ancient golf course!
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St Andrews
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An ancient town and the home of Scottish christianity. Famous for the ruined catherdral, beach, shopping university and of course the Royal & Ancient golf course!
Beutiful Palace and Hunting lodge for Scottish Royalty with its own "Real Tennis Court"(the ancient original form). Mary Queen of Scots was an enthusiastic visitor.
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Falkland Palace & Garden
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Beutiful Palace and Hunting lodge for Scottish Royalty with its own "Real Tennis Court"(the ancient original form). Mary Queen of Scots was an enthusiastic visitor.
A local Museum and Art Gallery next to the rail station and near town centre. Has many itmes regarding Kirkcaldy's famous son, the economist and aurthor of the "Wealth of nations" Adam Smith.
Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery
A local Museum and Art Gallery next to the rail station and near town centre. Has many itmes regarding Kirkcaldy's famous son, the economist and aurthor of the "Wealth of nations" Adam Smith.
The ancient ruined castle in Kirkcaldy overlooks the local beaches and is part of a lovely park for walking and views.
Ravenscraig Castle
The ancient ruined castle in Kirkcaldy overlooks the local beaches and is part of a lovely park for walking and views.
The East Neuk is old Scots meaning the East Corner (of Fife). Lovely views, beaches and small, old fishing villages. Have a lovely fish and chips in Anstruther and also visit St Monans and Pittenweem nearby.
East Neuk
The East Neuk is old Scots meaning the East Corner (of Fife). Lovely views, beaches and small, old fishing villages. Have a lovely fish and chips in Anstruther and also visit St Monans and Pittenweem nearby.
North Queensferry has unusual and fantastic views of the Forth Rail Bridge, a Natural heritage listed Unesco site. The town also has a number of pubs and a Deepsea World centre.
North Queensferry
North Queensferry has unusual and fantastic views of the Forth Rail Bridge, a Natural heritage listed Unesco site. The town also has a number of pubs and a Deepsea World centre.
Culross is another ancient town near Dunfermline. It is of historical significance and its quaint narrow streets, lead down to the sea. The streets appear in many films and TV shows.
Culross Abbey
Culross is another ancient town near Dunfermline. It is of historical significance and its quaint narrow streets, lead down to the sea. The streets appear in many films and TV shows.
The Isle of May lies in the entrance to the Firth of Forth. It is a May Island as it is known locally is a remarkable island which lies only 5 miles off the Fife coast and is an important National Nature Reserve owned and run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and is open for visitors from the beginning of April until the end of September. Major breeding grounds for a range of sea birds including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Shags. Check on line for sailing times and further details https://www.isleofmayferry.com/
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Isle of May Boat Trips
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The Isle of May lies in the entrance to the Firth of Forth. It is a May Island as it is known locally is a remarkable island which lies only 5 miles off the Fife coast and is an important National Nature Reserve owned and run by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and is open for visitors from the beginning of April until the end of September. Major breeding grounds for a range of sea birds including Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills and Shags. Check on line for sailing times and further details https://www.isleofmayferry.com/
The largest Loch (Lake) in the UK amidst high mountains and beautiful glens. Often called Scotland in miniature and a wonderful day out from Kirkcaldy by Car/ Motorbike.
LOCH LOMOND and The TROSSACHS National Park
The largest Loch (Lake) in the UK amidst high mountains and beautiful glens. Often called Scotland in miniature and a wonderful day out from Kirkcaldy by Car/ Motorbike.
Entertainment
Named after Kirkcaldy famous son and near the centre of town. Check on line for what is showing or happening.
Adam Smith Theatre
Named after Kirkcaldy famous son and near the centre of town. Check on line for what is showing or happening.
A cinema complex surround by all kinds of fast/ modern food outlets to suit all tastes. Check on line for what is showing and times. About 15 minutes away by car and on the outskirts of Dunfermline at the Halbeath Junction.
ODEON Dunfermline
1 Whimbrel Pl
A cinema complex surround by all kinds of fast/ modern food outlets to suit all tastes. Check on line for what is showing and times. About 15 minutes away by car and on the outskirts of Dunfermline at the Halbeath Junction.
Kirkcaldy is famous for its Ice Rink and Ice Hockey Team (Fife Flyers) with a bar and food. You can enjoy watching or trying out ice skating or curling. It also hosts many other events during the year. Check out times and availability on line.
Kirkcaldy Ice Rink
Kirkcaldy is famous for its Ice Rink and Ice Hockey Team (Fife Flyers) with a bar and food. You can enjoy watching or trying out ice skating or curling. It also hosts many other events during the year. Check out times and availability on line.
Dundee City (Scotland 4th City) is just over the Tay river from Fife - easy journey by car, bus or train. The esplanade has recently been upgraded and a new V&A Museum built. This is alongside the ship/ museum "Discovery" (where the space shuttle got its name) that Captain Cook was to take on his fateful journy to the South Pole. Major shopping centre, pubs , cinema, theatre and restaurants are all nearby.
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V&A Dundee
1 Riverside Esplanade
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Dundee City (Scotland 4th City) is just over the Tay river from Fife - easy journey by car, bus or train. The esplanade has recently been upgraded and a new V&A Museum built. This is alongside the ship/ museum "Discovery" (where the space shuttle got its name) that Captain Cook was to take on his fateful journy to the South Pole. Major shopping centre, pubs , cinema, theatre and restaurants are all nearby.
Food scene
Both a business and major "out of town" retail park with most of the large shops, fuel and fast food outlets. There are also two "pubs" nearby. On the edge of Kirkcaldy and the No 13/ 13A bus, takes you there and back from our house, or use the free parking.
John Smith Business Park
Both a business and major "out of town" retail park with most of the large shops, fuel and fast food outlets. There are also two "pubs" nearby. On the edge of Kirkcaldy and the No 13/ 13A bus, takes you there and back from our house, or use the free parking.
All of the above
The Capital City of Scotland. Full of major tourist attractions, including the Castle, Zoo, Shopping, Botanical Gardens, Museum, Art Galleries, Entertainment, Military Tattoo, and annual Festivals including the Fringe. East to access from Kirkcaldy by train or bus, but we don't recommend taking your car into the City centre - there are however, two Park and Ride schemes on the Fife side with regular direct bus travel.
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Edinburgh Castle
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The Capital City of Scotland. Full of major tourist attractions, including the Castle, Zoo, Shopping, Botanical Gardens, Museum, Art Galleries, Entertainment, Military Tattoo, and annual Festivals including the Fringe. East to access from Kirkcaldy by train or bus, but we don't recommend taking your car into the City centre - there are however, two Park and Ride schemes on the Fife side with regular direct bus travel.
Glasgow is Scotland's largest City and the 7 most populous (by density) in Europe. Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene. Easily reached by Car, Train (via Edinburgh) or Bus from Kirkcaldy - there is something for everyone here! Check on line for the latest events and map.
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Glasgow
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Glasgow is Scotland's largest City and the 7 most populous (by density) in Europe. Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it's a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene. Easily reached by Car, Train (via Edinburgh) or Bus from Kirkcaldy - there is something for everyone here! Check on line for the latest events and map.
There's plenty of things to do in Aviemore, from skiing, canoeing, wildlife watching, shopping, dining or ceilidh dancing! The mountains and the Cairngorms National Park that surround Aviemore offer a vast playground for a range of outdoor activities and attractions, from the nearby CairnGorm Mountain snowsports (all weather dependant) . Nearby, there is also a steam railway, wildlife park, whiskey distillery etc. etc. By train, bus or car/ motorcycle from Kirkcaldy, the route can be beautiful and take the time to visit some of the small towns on the way, Perth, Dunkeld and Pitlochry. But be warned, the road route is covered by average speed cameras! The Cairngorm plateau is the highest, coldest and snowiest in the UK and bad weather can affect the local area.
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Aviemore
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There's plenty of things to do in Aviemore, from skiing, canoeing, wildlife watching, shopping, dining or ceilidh dancing! The mountains and the Cairngorms National Park that surround Aviemore offer a vast playground for a range of outdoor activities and attractions, from the nearby CairnGorm Mountain snowsports (all weather dependant) . Nearby, there is also a steam railway, wildlife park, whiskey distillery etc. etc. By train, bus or car/ motorcycle from Kirkcaldy, the route can be beautiful and take the time to visit some of the small towns on the way, Perth, Dunkeld and Pitlochry. But be warned, the road route is covered by average speed cameras! The Cairngorm plateau is the highest, coldest and snowiest in the UK and bad weather can affect the local area.