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Scottish attractions

Scotland has many attractions to appeal to all tastes: from castles and stately homes to galleries and museums; from parks and gardens to exhibitions and theme parks. Whether it’s for mum and dad or just for kids; whether you prefer to watch wildlife and nature at work, or marvel at Scotland’s dramatic history and fine culture; whether you want to be outdoors or indoors … Scotland has something everyone. 

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Kirkcaldy Art Museum and Gallery

Year-round, Fife:

Permanent collections include fine and decorative arts of local and national importance, plus works by William McTaggart, S J Peploe and the Glasgow Boys.

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Year-round, St Andrews:

Lying to the north of St Andrews, this ruined castle was once the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews &ndash the focal point of the Church in Medieval Scotland.

St Andrews Botanic Garden

Year-round, Kingdom of Fife:

A hidden gem which has won international recognition, this 18-acre garden has about 8000 species of ferns, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees - some are native to Scotland but most grow wild in other regions of the world.

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Year-round, Fife:

Cambo’s Victorian Walled Garden and Woodland Garden are a joy to visit.

Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS)

Year-round, Fife:

The Royal Burgh of Culross is a unique survival, a town that time has passed by.

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Year-round, Fife:

The Castle is comprised of an imposing suite of buildings ranging from the 12th to the 17th century.

Dunfermline Palace & Abbey (HS)

Year-round, Fife:

The Abbey’s foundation dates back to 1072 and the time of King David I of Scotland who built the abbey in honour of his mother.

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Year-round, Fife:

Dating back to 1906, the mansionhouse was designed by Sir Robert Lorimer as a showcase for a collection of Flemish tapestries, Chinese porcelain and bronzes, French and English furniture, plus paintings by Raeburn, Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists, all acquired by a Dundee ’jute baron’.

Methil Heritage Centre

Year-round, Fife:
A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Methil area and a programme of temporary exhibitions, tea room and shop.

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By appointment, Fife:

A small local history museum with displays about the interesting town of Newburgh and local historian and benefactor, Alexander Laing.


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