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30th April 2019 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Places to stay in Fife and St Andrews

Planning a visit to Fife and St Andrews? You’ve made a good choice as Fife and St Andrews has it all.

This region is the essence of lowland Scotland, featuring fascinating villages, historic sites with an ancient story to tell, rolling hills and barley fields, small villages and well-manicured golf courses, plus a glorious coastline. The Kingdom of Fife needs no introduction when it comes to the game of golf.

This area holds a unique position in the records of the game with St Andrews, and the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient clubhouse at its symbolic heart. And St Andrews, one of Scotland’s finest towns, is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the home of world golf.

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There is a great choice of hotels and accommodation in Fife and St Andrews

We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.

Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?

Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.

Fife and St Andrewshas hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside independent hotels including the luxurious Balbirnie House and The Old Course Hotel.

Balbirnie House

Balbirnie House is a delightful 18th century Georgian mansion nestled amidst 400 acres of rolling parkland in the heart of Fife.

It’s a small luxury award–winning country house hotel which combines fine food, lovely surroundings and above all a real sense of friendly Scottish hospitality, creating a quite unique setting for house guests to enjoy.

With 31 bedrooms, a three-bedroomed Triplex apartment, two restaurants (The Orangery, with speciality grill section and Balbirnie Bistro) and beautifully landscaped gardens, Balbirnie, which lies near the village of Markinch, between Edinburgh and St Andrews, offers a wonderful experience for guests.

Bordering the renowned 17th ‘Road Hole’ of the Old Course in the home of golf, the Old Course Hotel enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the famous links courses, the West Sands beach and the beautiful Scottish coastline.

The Old Course Hotel

The Old Course Hotel offers an exceptional choice of bars and restaurants from the chic informality of the Sands Grill to delicious dining in the acclaimed Road Hole Restaurant (3 AA rosettes).

In addition, the hotel’s traditional pub The Jigger Inn serves fine home-cooked food and The Duke’s Bar & Grill offers a traditional Scottish golfers’ menu.

As well as hotels, there is also a great range of hostels, welcoming B&Bs and cosy guesthouses. And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a camping pod!

Anstruther Harbour, Fife

Anstruther Harbour, Fife

Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.


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