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Ship Inn, Elie
Some refer to 'The kingdom of Fife' as the home of golf, and with good reason - it has more than 40 golf courses from the famous St Andrews to seaside links and more. However, Fife has lots of other wonderful things about it, that keep visitors returning time and again. The ancestral home of Scottish monarchs, Fife has so much history to explore - it really is the stuff of legends. Learn about Dunfermline, a former capital of Scotland, and the 'Lang Toun' of Kirkcaldy, Fife's largest settlement. The dramatic beaches have inspired films such as Chariots of Fire, fishing is a favourite pastime, sites include Forth Road and Rail Bridges, and of course it's home to St Andrews University too. Wildlife is also a magical part of a trip to this region. Don't miss a hike along the Fife Coastal Path up to Crail, look out for grey seals, basking sharks and dolphins, and visit the islands of Inchcolm and Inchkeith if you have time. All of this is accompanied by superb hospitality. Warm welcomes are the order of the day at the likes of the luxurious Rufflets, The Peat Inn (with its Michelin Star), and the beachside Ship Inn at Elie - a pub with rooms that has its own cricket team that play on the sand!