While in Scotland, I would absolutely love to go to Fife which is a county of Scotland just 40 min. to an hour north of Edinburgh. More specifically, I want to go to the town of St. Andrews as well as the beautiful coastal harbor of East Neuk.
This picturesque fishing town of Fife, Scotland has been for centuries a crucial port for trade. According to BBC History, it is a must see while in Scotland: “Discover the windy, cobbled streets and houses with red pan tiles and crow stepped gables, all influenced by the architecture of the Low Countries. This golden coast is steeped in history reflecting the bygone heyday of trade by sea with Europe (Source).” This definitely looks like a quiet and relaxing place to go. There are several things to do while in this town including a visit to a super cool Cold War era underground fallout shelter, St. Fillan’s cave (where he supposedly lived during the 7th century), and Kellie Castle!
St. Andrews, Scotland is also located in the county of Fife and it is famously known not only as the home of golf, but also the home of the oldest university in Scotland–St. Andrews University. This is a medieval town filled with historical buildings and ancient ruins. Some of the highlights of this town includes the St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews Ghost tours, and the ruins of St. Andrews castle!
How to Get There:
I found a really great tour that leaves from Edinburgh that takes you to both East Neuk and St. Andrews as well as to Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned. This tour would cost $65. Here are some of the highlights:
You can view more info about this tour as well as book a tour HERE.
— Chelsea Ray-Dye