Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Fife

Enjoy the history and other features of Fife. Well known for its golfing, restaurants and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Fife

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Fife a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Muirfield Golf Course (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Eden Mill St Andrews (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • St. Andrews Links (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Fife

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fife

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Fife. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Calton Hill (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Holyrood Park (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Leven Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Fife

The nearest airport is in Dundee (DND), located 16 mi (25.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Edinburgh (EDI), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Markinch Station, Ladybank Station and Glenrothes with Thornton Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Fife?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,575 holiday rentals around Fife. From 432 cottages to 244 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Fife is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fife?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Fife. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Andrews: 595 holiday rentals
  • Kirkcaldy: 1,822 holiday rentals
  • Leven: 633 holiday rentals
  • Lochgelly: 203 holiday rentals
  • Anstruther: 480 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Fife! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fife?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Fife with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Saint Andrews: 595 holiday homes
  • Kirkcaldy: 1,822 holiday homes
  • Leven: 633 holiday homes
  • Lochgelly: 203 holiday homes
  • Anstruther: 480 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Fife?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Fife are:

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 2,110 holiday houses
  • Perth Scone Airport (PSL): 440 holiday houses
  • Dundee Airport (DND): 614 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Fife?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Fife. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Scotland's Secret Bunker: 709 holiday rentals
  • Billow Ness Beach: 707 holiday rentals
  • Tentsmuir Forest: 685 holiday rentals
  • Abbot House: 2,157 holiday rentals
  • Cupar Station: 751 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fife listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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