holiday in Fife

Looking to holiday in Fife? Here are some of my top tips on what to do in this beautiful kingdom.

We took a much needed holiday last week.  It was a bit of an unplanned one – we hadn’t booked a holiday this year.  Between this, that, and the other the idea of a holiday fell by the wayside. However, when the chance came up to have a little holiday in Fife for a week, thanks to my sister-in-law, we jumped at the chance.  So the three of us journeyed 20 miles up the road, over the Firth of Forth, and settled down in Fife for the week.

Despite living so close to Fife for the past five years, it isn’t a place I’ve really explored very much.  I grew up on the west coast of Scotland, so the east coast is still a bit here be dragons land for me!  What a blast we had this week exploring the area though. It just goes to show that you don’t have to travel far from home to have a fantastic family holiday!


The first place we hit up on our Fife holiday was Burntisland.  Burntisland is fantastic for families. It has a brilliant green flag beach, a lovely park, heaps of walks, some great cafes (we like The Roasting Project and The Fix Fife as both offer great vegetarian and vegan options). In summer there’s even a funfair on the links by the beach.  We caught the last day of the funfair which went down a treat with my thrill-seeking little ‘un!

Burntisland Beach
view of Edinburgh from Fife

You can even wave to Edinburgh from the shore of the beach!


On another day of our holiday in Fife, we visited the town of Falkland.  I hadn’t heard of Falkland before, but it was such an undiscovered gem of a place!

Falkland Fife
Fayre Earth Falkland
Lomond Tavern Falkland
holiday in Fife

As well as being such a picturesque town, there is the lovely Falkland Palace, a National Trust for Scotland property.  It’s a little pricey to get in (£12.50 each) and not much for toddlers to do inside the actual palace. However, the gardens and orchards of the palace are a dream of a way to spend a day of your holiday in Fife.

Falkland Palace
Falkland Palace Fife
Things to do in Fife
Falkland Fife
walled garden
willow weaving

We had hours and hours of fun in the gardens and orchard, where we happened upon some amazing willow sculptures, like this one of Mary Queen of Scots, above!

It’s probably enough photos for one day! I’ve shared part two of our holiday in Fife here.  There are a surprising amount of fun things to do! You can also check out my guide to Cairnie Fruit Farm – also in Fife.

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