The St Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife tour departs from Edinburgh and heads North East. Admire the three bridges over Firth of Forth, while crossing the iconic Forth Bridge. Your journey continues into the ancient “Kingdom of Fife”, passing through Aberdour before continuing into the East Neuk of Fife.
Your first stop is in the small town of Anstruther, home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. This charming fishing village is the largest of the fishing villages along the stretch of the Fife coast. The tour takes you through the villages of Pittenweem, Crail and St. Monans, once thriving fishing centres, which were made prosperous by trade within the continent.
Next, you arrive in the beautiful medieval town of St. Andrews in time for lunch. Here you can enjoy a walk around the historical town, where Prince William met Kate. St. Andrews is home to the oldest university in Scotland, famous for its Cathedral and golf course. Enjoy approximately three hours of free time to explore its medieval buildings and wonderful cobbled streets in the centre, where you can enjoy lunch and refreshments.
Heading homewards you will travel across the Lomond hills to Falkland for a photo stop. The village was used as the setting for 1960s Inverness in the Outlander series. Then, descending to Loch Leven (scene of Mary Queen of Scot’s imprisonment and escape) take in the beautiful landscape of ‘The Kingdom of Fife”. Your final stop is in the picturesque village of South Queensferry, where you can enjoy the best views of the spectacular three Forth bridges. Gaze at the the Forth Rail Bridge, one of Scotland’s major landmarks and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, the journey heads back to Edinburgh, where your St. Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife tour ends.
Please note: St Andrews Cathedral is unfortunately closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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