3 Forth Bridges
Scotland has been known across the world for centuries for the beauty of its landscape and more recent additions to the list of the country’s achievements have been Forth Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing. The Forth Bridge is famously known for being the world’s first steel-span bridge. The Queensferry Crossing is the newest engineering marvel in the area, and completes the River Forth transport corridor across the River Forth in the east of Scotland.
|Distance: 20 miles||Get Directions|
St Andrew’s Golf Course
This lovely course is located in Scotland along the East Coast in Fife. While it is not the oldest course in Scotland, it has a rich history. Originally, it was the “Old Course” course for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, and birthplace of one of the founding members, Old Tom Morris, who is the father of golf professional James Braid. The St Andrews’ Golf Club has hosted many prestigious tournaments including the British Open, and it’s often used as a practice course for the Open. It’s one of the few courses in the World to have hosted two Open Championships. The course features a 9 hole course with short holes that allow for a quick round; the longest hole is only 130 yards (120m). This course is perfect for beginners, families, or those looking to just get out and enjoy the fresh air.
|Distance: 25.3 miles||Get Directions|
Adam Smith Theatre
Adam Smith Theatre is a historic theatre in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Founded in 1889, The Adam Smith Theatre Fife is a beautiful, ornate building with a long list of impressive achievements. The theatre’s interior is gorgeous and offers a welcoming and intimate setting for theatrical productions. The Adam Smith Theatre Fife has played host to many of Scotland’s greatest actors, with previous productions including Gregor Fisher, Rikki Fulton, and Jack Parlabane. Nowadays there are three auditoriums – including one with a capacity for more than 200 people – as well as a café and bar. For great entertainment in Fife, it’s hard to beat the Adam Smith Theatre!
|Distance: 0.2 miles
(3 mins walk)
The Birthplace of Andrew Carnegie
It is a great privilege to visit the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie in Dunfermline, one of America’s richest and greatest industrialists, who was instrumental in what came to be known as the “Gospel of Wealth”. Carnegie’s birthplace is now a museum visited by many tourists, and it houses artefacts that belonged to the entrepreneur. The building was also his home for several years of his life. It was opened to the public in 2004 and it has been faithfully restored to its original state. The museum offers guided tours, and visitors have the chance to visit urns to pay their respects. Children can even make their own paper boat that can join the ones on the mantelpiece in the study.
|Distance: 17.8 miles||Get Directions|
Edinburgh Castle has been called one of the ancient strongholds of the UK, known as the world’s largest Fortress, and is a firm highlight for any traveller. Edinburgh Castle is in the heart of Edinburgh, in the Old Town of the capital city of Scotland. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, and rightly so. It is perfect for families with children who want to discover more about ancient history or get an insight into life in medieval Scotland. The Palace Edinburgh Castle is home to one of the best-preserved medieval palaces in the world. Visitors will be able to explore the Castle’s many different rooms, from the Scottish National War Memorial Hall to the former home of Queen Mary.
|Distance: 29.2 miles||Get Directions|
Arthur’s Seat & Cartlon Hill
Arthur’s Seat is a volcano that rises a sheer 348 metres above sea level and is a must-see site of Edinburgh. It was created long ago when an extinct volcano erupted and it was situated on a fault line. This fault line created a “crater-like” feature. It’s tough to beat the view from the top of Arthur’s Seat! You’ll get some of the best views of the city and the west side when you’re up on top of Arthur’s Seat. There are some steep steps and a narrow path that make this climb a little bit tough, but it’s worth it when you get to the top. Along with Carlton Hill, it is one of the five hills that make up the city centre in Edinburgh!
|Distance: 32 miles||Get Directions|
The Scottish Deer Centre
The Scottish Deer Centre is a great place to visit any time of year, but why not make it a yearly tradition? They have everything you could ask for, from a petting zoo with wild deer and other animals like ducks, geese, sheep, ponies, goats, alpacas, llamas and even chickens! The Scottish Deer Centre is an animal adventure with relaxing walks through the forest, a butterfly garden and an otter and seal viewing area. They have animals from around the world that have been rescued from places like the jungle. This is an excellent opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat and get an up-close view of wildlife. If you decide to visit the Scottish Deer Centre please remember to never hold animals or feed.
|Distance: 16.3 miles||Get Directions|
Deep Sea World
One of Scotland’s top attractions is Deep Sea World in North Queensferry. The world-famous attraction not only invests in the environment with their three-acre home to a plethora of marine life both big and small, but offers a unique experience to their visitors by giving them views into the depths of the ocean by using the latest technology to immerse visitors in the world of the deep sea. Visitors can explore a submerged temple of stalagmites and stalactites which has been discovered on the bed of the Blue Lagoon, they can track the migration of a shoal of Goldfish, and they can spy on the Deep Sea Dragon as it hunts for its next meal. The attraction is aimed at all ages with interactive zones that offer a hands-on experience which brings to life the habitats of the deep.
|Distance: 14.4 miles||Get Directions|
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Edinburgh Festival is the largest arts festival in the world. For three weeks, the city is split in half with productions on one side and the other half being the site for marquees, bars, food, drink, and entertainment. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival and the second largest festival of any kind after the Oktoberfest. It takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland every year for three weeks August to September. The festival’s program includes theatre, comedy, opera, music and dance. Over 25,000 performers take part in 3,254 shows, which are watched by over 26 million audience members, making it the largest programme overall in the world.
|When: August each year||Find out More|
Kirkcaldy Links Market
Europe’s longest street fair and the oldest in Scotland, The Links Market in Kirkcaldy attracts between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors to the town annually. There are now more and more thrill seeking rides being introduced by showmen such as the Horne family and the Taylor partnership. The immense popularity of portable Roller Coasters, huge tower rides and giant travelling wheels has given the shoreline of Kirkcaldy an exciting and electric feel for a full week each year.
|When: April each year||Find out More|