About Cupar & North Fife

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About cupar & north Fife, Scotland

A small and picturesque village, Falkland retains a traditional charm from its medieval roots.

Today Falkland is famous as a filming location for the hugely popular TV series Outlander.

Falkland was the first conservation village in Scotland thanks, in part, to its grand past. Falkland Palace was one of Mary Queen of Scots’ favourite places to visit and is one of the finest examples of French renaissance architecture in the UK. It’s also home to the world’s oldest real tennis court.

If you love the outdoors, head to Falkland Estate to enjoy some beautiful walks. If you’re feeling energetic you can climb East Lomond (also known as Falkland Hill) for some fine views over Fife.

Cupar is an old market town to the north of the Lomond Hills, in an area known as the Howe of Fife.

Formerly the county town of Fife, Cupar has many impressive civic buildings in the centre. Close by are the Scotstarvit Tower and the Hill of Tarvit mansion house which are well worth a visit.

Visitor information courtesy of Welcome To Fife and Visit Scotland.

Ceres has been named ‘the most attractive village in Scotland’ and it’s clear to see why with its unique village layout and attractive pantiled cottages around a central green.

This green hosts the annual Games, said to be the oldest in Scotland, celebrating the return of local men from the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.  Learn how your granny used to live on a visit to the Fife Folk Museum, which gives a fascinating glimpse into rural life in Fife over two centuries.

Tayport is a harbour town located on the north east tip of Fife.

Situated on the Fife Coastal Path, it overlooks the River Tay across to Broughty Ferry. Tentsmuir Nature Reserve is nearby and perfect for outdoor lovers, and somewhere you can spend the whole day. If you’re a golfer, why not play a round at Scotscraig Golf Course, which is the 13th oldest golf club in the world!

Cross the Tay Bridge and you’ll find yourself in Dundee, home to the amazing V&A Dundee, well worth a visit.

Visitor information courtesy of Welcome To Fife and Visit Scotland.