‘…it’s Fife – the land of so much to do and not always enough time to do it in.’
North Fife is a tapestry of picturesque villages and none more idyllic is the wee country village of Craigrothie; a village in the parish of CERES, district of CUPAR, in the county of FIFE.
Kingarroch Inn is about two miles south of Cupar, one mile west of Ceres, and nine miles east from St Andrews. All the fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife lie along the coast to the south and east; while Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and Stirling are all within easy access by car or rail from Cupar Railway Station. Craigrothie makes the perfect base from which to explore some of the finest attractions in Fife.
With its rustic villages, bustling towns, beautiful countryside, and stunning coastline, Fife is a region of remarkable variety and charm. While St Andrews is undoubtedly the best kept jewel in Fife’s crown, the kingdom of Fife has so much to offer travellers, explorers, cyclists, museum-goers and foodies alike.
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The Old Course (with its Swilcan Bridge landmark) [8.8 miles] where the game was first played 600 years ago /New Course [8.9 miles]/ Jubilee [8.4 miles]/ Castle [10.1 miles]/ Strathyrum [10.1 miles]/ Balgove [10.1 miles] Eden [8.9 miles]
St Andrews also boasts four other of the highest quality courses: Kingsbarns, Dukes, Kittocks and Torrance Courses (at the Fairmont).
Fife is renowned for its world-class golf courses, but don’t limit yourself to St Andrews… From your stay in Craigrothie you are within close range to Cupar Golf Club, Ladybank, Drumoig, Elmwood, Anstruther, to name a few. And over a mile from Kingarroch Inn we have the truly historical National Trust for Scotland’s Kingarrock Hickory Golf Course
You’ll receive a vintage pencil bag containing a set of original hickory-shafted clubs and softer, rubber-wound balls. You’ll play on a nine-hole course in a serene setting and experience the game as it was played in the 1920s. A much more gentle approach to the game!
From Craigrothie, you are within easy reach to some fantastic family day out destinations:
Enjoy a walk along Fife Coastal Path which can be located a few miles down the coast. The path is Scotland’s longest continuous coastal walk at 117 miles and is also listed as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. You can discover Fife’s towns and coastal villages all on foot and soak up the impressive views as you follow the Fife Coastal Path right around the coastline. From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St Andrews to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and beyond, the region is peppered with incredibly picturesque sea towns and villages.
A few miles down the coast you will find the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk. The coastal path here with its linear and circular routes which have been graded and waymarked, means you can enjoy beautiful seascapes and spot spectacular wildlife. At the mouth of the Forth sits the Isle of May with its abundant puffins, common and arctic terns. Later in the year, the island hosts the biggest grey seal gathering on the UK’s east coast.
You can also experience Fife’s award-winning beaches, including St Andrews West Sands, famed for the opening scenes of Chariots of Fire.
From your base in Craigrothie, you have nearby access to a number of fantastic wildlife and outdoor destinations:
Raptor World Interactive, Cupar [6.1 miles]
Birnie Loch, Cupar [7.5 miles]
Ladybank Woods, Ladybank [9 miles]
Falkland Estate, Falkland [10 miles]
Balloon Flight – Falkland Golf Club, Falkland [10.4 miles]
St Andrews Botanic Garden, St Andrews [9.3 miles]
Blown Away Experiences, St Andrews [10.8 miles]
Country Sports – Newton Hill Country Sports, Newport-on-Tay [11.2 miles]
Lomond Hills Regional Park, East Lomond [12.7 miles]
Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy [14.3 miles]
Tentsmuir Forest, Leuchars/Tayport [14.4 miles]
Fishing – rivers Tay and Eden
From Craigrothie, you have an abundant selection of historical attractions to visit throughout Fife. Some notable places of interest might be: