Arrive into Scotland and venture your way out into the Kingdom of Fife, the land of so much to do and not always enough time to do it in. Its rustic villages and charming towns conspire to give the region a certain ooh la la. While St Andrews is undoubtedly well-known around the world, there’s much more to Fife that will spoil urban travellers, explorers, cyclists, museum-goers and foodies alike.
St Andrews Links Golf Course
The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in world golf and the Mecca to which every golfer aspires to make pilgrimage at least once in a golfing lifetime.
Fairmont St Andrews is a stunning world class resort boasting 36 holes of championship golf, a tranquil spa, 15,000square ft of conference space and six unique dining experiences turn moments into memories for our guests.
Set on a 520-acre estate with a unique coastal setting, Fairmont St Andrews encompasses the finest in local culture with luxury and elegance.
Balbirnie House is a delightful 18th century Georgian mansion nestled amidst 400 acres of rolling parkland in the heart of Fife. 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 today’s house guests to enjoy.
Anstruther Fish Bar is something of a mecca for fish and chips. This hallowed chippy has too many awards to list, but highlights include UK Fish and Chip Shop of The Year 2009 and multiple VisitScotland Taste Our Best awards. From traditional haddock in batter to dressed Scottish crab and lemon sole in breadcrumbs, you’ll find lots on offer in Anstruther.
At the Cellar they offer Just one tasting menu, inspired by seasonal Scottish produce and locally foraged ingredients from our coastline and countryside.
The Cellar restaurant works passionately with local farmers, suppliers and producers, to bring guests the best produce available throughout the seasons, enabling them to create a purposefully designed and thoughtful dining experience.
Now it’s time to discover the unique offerings of Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest city. A UNESCO City of Design, Dundee is a thriving, compact place full of exciting developments and has a vibrant cultural scene. It also has a fascinating and varied history that includes textiles manufacturing, polar exploration, journalism… and marmalade!
The first V&A museum in the world outside London and the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland, V&A Dundee welcomes you to the world of design.
Visitors can experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future, and the vital contribution design makes to all our lives, through permanent displays and changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world.
Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality and enjoyment for all. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret.
Located on the banks of Loch Faskally, Fonab Castle Hotel is only a short walk from the heart of the historic town of Pitlochry, allowing guests access to all of the local amenities the town has to offer.
Since opening in 2013, Fonab has become a popular destination to enjoy friendly, attentive service, breath taking views, exquisite food and luxurious accommodation. Whether you are looking to join us for an overnight stay accompanied by our 7 course tasting menu in Sandemans fine dining or you would prefer to visit for afternoon tea in our informal lounge, Fonab has something for everybody.
What do you get when you combine a tasty food and drink scene with creative artworks and exhibitions? Gallery 48, of course. Nestled in the bustling Westport quarter of Dundee, it’s the perfect place to tuck into some mouth-watering tapas and other traditional Spanish dishes.
Sip on your favourite cocktail, or find a new favourite, as you browse their multi-faceted exhibition space and ambient atelier, which also hosts regular workshops.
Follow the brown tourist route signs marked for the Angus Coastal Route and arrive in the north-east coast of Scotland in Aberdeen. Aberdeenshire is the area in and around Aberdeen city and stretches from the Banffshire coast in the north all the way around to St Cyrus National Nature Reserve in the east, featuring beautiful coastlines, pretty seaside towns, rugged cliffs and sandy bays.
There are hundreds of attractions and hidden gems dotted across the region, including centuries-old distilleries, fantastic parklands and golf courses, ancient castles, sparkling rivers and more.
With over 260 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, Aberdeenshire is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country.’ There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK, and you can discover 19 of the most famous and dramatic castles in Aberdeenshire on Scotland’s Castle Trail.
Aberdeen Art Gallery is home to one of the finest collections in the UK. Spanning over 700 years, the collection includes works by important Scottish artists, designers and makers. For over 130 years Aberdeen Art Gallery has been acquiring the best and most interesting contemporary artworks. Aberdeen Art Gallery is a proud winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020.
Beautiful and brand-new Apple Apartments offers boutique church converted serviced apartments in central Aberdeen. All the services of a hotel with added freedom, privacy and value. Full-kitchens and spacious living areas in each apartment.
Luxury 5-star Victorian Architecture with stylish interior finish located near to the city centre
Located less than a mile from Union Street with excellent road, rail and airport links, the Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre offers picturesque coastal views and is only a short distance from the long, sandy beachfront.
Known for their delicious local seafood and lobster; if you are looking for the best surf (or turf) on the block then you need go no further than the Conservatory Restaurant.
To complement your dining experience, you may choose from a very interesting and extensive wine list with over 400 bins. Should you desire an after-dinner digestive, why not sample one of 100 plus single Malts from the Drawing Room Bar as a fitting nightcap.
Situated in the former Customs House at the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour, The Silver Darling has been transformed with stylish interiors that celebrate our unique heritage and complement our stunning setting for memorable meals.
Nestled in the world-famous whisky region, Elgin lies on the south coast of the Moray Firth roughly midway between Inverness and Aberdeen and straddles the River Lossie.
Elgin Walking Tour
Discover Elgin’s past and present as you explore its historic streets. Dating from the early medieval period, Elgin has been a bustling town for centuries, with stories and history around every corner.
On this private walking tour, visitors will join a journey back into the time of monks and bishops when the Wolf of Badenoch paid the town his infamous “visit” and onwards through the centuries into the times of a drouthy cobbler and the industrialisation, when Johnstons of Elgin started their woollen mill on the banks of the River Lossie.
Johnstons of Elgin has been producing beautiful woollen and cashmere products in the town since 1797. Book a free tour of the 220-year-old mill to see the process for transforming raw cashmere into gorgeous clothing, including dyeing, spinning, carding and weaving. Afterwards, shop for lovely, authentic souvenirs and enjoy a tasty lunch or decadent afternoon tea.
The Moray Firth coastline is among the best and most unspoiled in the world and is one of the finest places in Scotland to see dolphins. From Cullen to Forres discover unspoiled beaches, spectacular views, welcoming communities and the finest of Moray Speyside produce.
The Mansion House dates back to the 19th century, from a family home, to a shipping company, to a care home, and a hotel to date. The hotel host 23 en-suite bedrooms, some with superior size sleigh beds, four posters and 2 bridal suites. Along the bank of the river Lossie with large gardens at the front of the property looking at the Last Duke of Gordon monument upon Lady Hill.
The hotel is secluded away to its own, however just a short 5-minute walk to the historic city centre of Elgin.
Blervie House is a historic Scottish listed Country house, located just 30 minutes from Inverness airport. This 5 Star Guesthouse has recently undergone a significant renovation resulting in a comfortable house that combines the best of Stately Home elegance with twenty first century modern conveniences.
Blervie House itself sits in nearly 300 acres of grounds and has extensive views over the Moray Firth and the North Coast of Scotland for guests to enjoy.
From its serene glens and endless expanses of lush forest, to its bleakly beautiful moors, rushing rivers and tumbling waterfalls, it’s easy to see why Perthshire was named “The fairest portion of the northern kingdom” by Sir Walter Scott.
Located around the fair city of Perth in the east of Scotland, the Perthshire boundaries stretch from Strathmore in the east, to the Pass of Drumochter in the north, Rannoch Moor and Ben Lui in the west, and Aberfoyle in the south.
This stretch of magical Perthshire forest was an 18th-century pleasure ground for the Dukes of Atholl. Giant Douglas firs tower over you as you take the path to the roaring Black Linn waterfall, where the River Braan crashes into the deep, foaming pools below. Deep in the woods, discover the picturesque 18th-century folly known as Ossian’s Hall, which overlooks the stunning waterfall.
The House of Bruar is widely acknowledged as Scotland’s most prestigious independent store, and its regal stature at the gateway to the Highlands makes it clear to see why. Situated on the A9, a short drive north of Pitlochry, The House of Bruar offers an extensive range of high-quality products in both the Men’s and Ladies clothing halls.
An iconic country estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills, The Gleneagles Hotel has been a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own railway station, Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure.
Designed for vegans, vegetarians and the plant-curious, Saorsa 1875 balances the building’s Victorian gothic origins with modern amenities to offer a unique experience. Ensconced by 2 acres of natural woodlands and gardens and overlooking the town of Pitlochry, Saorsa 1875 is a unique hotel dedicated to showcasing ethical luxury.