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Why people love visiting historic Fife

Enjoy the history and other features of Fife. Well known for its golfing, restaurants and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Fife

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Fife a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Muirfield Golf Course (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (20.1 mi / 32.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
  • Eden Mill St Andrews (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • St. Andrews Links (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Fife

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Fife

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Fife. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Arthur's Seat (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Calton Hill (19.1 mi / 30.7 km)
  • Holyrood Park (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Leven Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Fife

The nearest airport is in Dundee (DND), located 16 mi (25.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Edinburgh (EDI), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Markinch Station, Ladybank Station and Glenrothes with Thornton Station are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fife?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,968 house rentals around Fife. From 455 Cabins to 455 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Fife is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Fife?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fife. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Andrews: 587 vacation rentals
  • Anstruther: 481 vacation rentals
  • Cupar: 714 vacation rentals
  • Dunfermline: 2,239 vacation rentals
  • Leven: 627 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Fife! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Fife?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fife:

  • Saint Andrews: 587 rentals
  • Anstruther: 481 rentals
  • Cupar: 714 rentals
  • Dunfermline: 2,239 rentals
  • Leven: 627 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Fife?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Fife are:

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 2,333 home rentals
  • Dundee Airport (DND): 611 home rentals
  • Perth Scone Airport (PSL): 459 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Fife?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Fife. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Rosyth Station: 2,372 vacation homes
  • Scotland's Secret Bunker: 689 vacation homes
  • St. Andrews Links: 657 vacation homes
  • Elie Beach: 729 vacation homes
  • St. Andrew's Castle: 653 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Fife listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Fife

Saint Andrews
587 vacation rentals
Anstruther
481 vacation rentals
Cupar
714 vacation rentals
Dunfermline
2,239 vacation rentals
Leven
627 vacation rentals
Saint Monans
449 vacation rentals
Kirkcaldy
1,979 vacation rentals
Elie
328 vacation rentals
Crail
406 vacation rentals
Burntisland
2,193 vacation rentals
Markinch
120 vacation rentals
Dalgety Bay
2,080 vacation rentals
Lochgelly
190 vacation rentals
Tayport
279 vacation rentals
Falkland
128 vacation rentals
Newport-on-Tay
291 vacation rentals
Lundin Links
287 vacation rentals
Earlsferry
322 vacation rentals
Inverkeithing
2,067 vacation rentals
Glenrothes
205 vacation rentals