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Lorraine’s Recommendations of where to go when staying in our holiday apartments

Published 6th September 2018

Following on from Beth’s recommendations, this article is based on Lorraine’s Recommendations of where to go when staying in our holiday apartments. Whether you are staying at Cupar Burgh Chambers, Kinghorn Town Hall or John McDouall Stuart View in Dysart, we hope you find this article beneficial when planning your holiday in Fife. If you have yet to book your holiday apartment in Fife, click here to see our wonderful apartments. 


There’s a lovely walk from Hill of Tarvit, near Cupar to nearby Ceres and back. If you’re feeling energetic you can start ort end by climbing Tarvit Hill to enjoy the views – or feed yourself up first at the Hickory Cafe. The rest of the walk is a gentle stroll through fields – past nearby Scotstarvit Tower – to the lovely village of Ceres, where you can either enjoy a picnic or find some food at the Fife Folk Museum café, or one of the village pubs. On the way back, you stroll through the parkland on the Hill of Tarvit estate. Do it the other way round if you prefer, starting at Ceres. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/hill-of-tarvit.shtml


 I love Italian food – pizza, pasta, ice cream…what’s not to like?! If you’re staying with us in Cupar, would recommend Ti Amo Wine Bar on Bonnygate – just along one of the town’s historic closes, look out for the signs. Gorgeous pasta, great deals on pizzas – and make sure you try the mocktails! http://www.tiamowinebar.co.uk/


I came across Backhouse Rossie Estate driving to and from Cupar when FHBT were restoring the Burgh Chambers. Intrigued by the signs at the edge of the road, we came back to investigate one weekend – and were lucky to catch this gem of a place on the last weekend before it closed before the weekend. Just off the main road you’re a world away from everyday life – enjoy the small, quirky café and then head in to see the beautiful walled garden and short woodland walk. https://www.backhouserossie.co.uk/

Village/town to visit

I started my Fife career in Dunfermline, and it encapsulates so much of what Fife has to offer – history, heritage, greenery, food and people. There’s so much to see – Pittencrieff Park (known locally as The Glen – look out for the striking ochre coloured finish to Pittencrieff House, restored with FHBT support), Dunfermline Abbey & Palace, and the award winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries. Plus see where Andrew Carnegie’s story began at his birthplace cottage and museum. Don’t leave without a visit!

(Place to visit) further afield

If you’re striking out one day, head to my adopted home town of Linlithgow – a good excuse to travel across the Firth of Forth and see the three iconic forth bridges between North and South Queensferry. Linlithgow is a small historic town with a royal palace overlooking a small loch, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. It also has a thriving canal centre with boat trips at the weekend, and a wide range of independent shops …. and cafes, for when all this heritage and culture gets too much!


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