Holidays for Couples
St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife provide endless possibilities for enjoyment boasting some world class restaurants, lively bars and an amazing selection of activities. The only problem will be having enough time to fit it all in! Despite what some may think there is so much to do in St Andrews and the surrounding area other than just golf.
For the energetic there are plenty of outdoor activities. Have a stroll along the West Sands or spend time wandering around the St Andrews Botanic Garden. If you are feeling lively tackle the Fife Coast Coastal Path. This is a great way to see the East Neuk’s quaint fishing villages. If you fancy something more adventurous visit the Isle of May on board the May Princess. Take binoculars as the island is a breeding ground for puffins, guillemots and razorbills. You’ll also see plenty of grey seals which pup here in October.
Golf, clay pigeon shooting, and archery enthusiasts should head for Cluny Clays near Kirkcaldy which is Fife’s largest outdoor activity venue. www.clunyclays.co.uk
Feeling competitive but don’t want to go out, try our activity barn. With pool, badminton, table tennis and lots more in a covered barn you can play to your heart content.
Fife is often referred to as The Kingdom of Golf. St. Andrews and the surrounding area boast some of the best links courses in the U.K. There are parkland courses as well so we are spoilt for choice. For information on golf you can try St Andrews Links Trust, Pilmour House, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9SF, Scotland T +44 (0) 1334 466666 http://www.standrews.org.uk/ or http://golf.visitscotland.com/
Also there are many art galleries, museums and theatres to choose from.
History fans should also make a point of visiting Falkland Palace, in the picturesque village of Falkland, which was a favourite country retreat for the Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Visitors can enjoy a flavour of life here daily, from 11am to 5pm (Sunday 1-5), until 31 October.
Another great Castle is Glamis Castle ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. Glamis is a living, breathing monument to Scottish hospitality; a place of enjoyment, reflection, laughter and wonder for all. The castle has witnessed more than 600 years of history so why not visit and delight in sharing the many stories, secrets and intriguing tales that surround it. http://www.glamis-castle.co.uk
If you fancy some theatre why not check out what’s on at the Byre Theatre in Abbey Street www.byretheatre.com 01334 475000 The Byre Theatre box office.
Another option of course is just to put your feet up and relax in the luxurious surroundings of St Andrews Coach Houses!