Visiting the historic kingdom of Fife, on the east coast of Scotland, is like stepping into another world. Home to working fishing villages and miles and miles of stunning beach, its coastline has more wildlife, history and heritage than you'll have time to explore. Inland you'll find acre upon acre of lush woodland, and probably the most famous golf course in the world: St. Andrews, the 'Home of Golf' itself.
Jump off the train and drink in Fife's rich history. Head for Falkland Place in the stunning foothills of the Lomonds and take in its impressive 16th century architecture, set among acres of lush greenery and formal gardens. There's history of another kind at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, which charts the history of Fife's many fishing villages through the ages, including those that still boost the area's economy today. For another trip back in time, visit St. Andrew's Cathedral and climb the St. Rules Tower for unbeatable views of the town and its picturesque surroundings.
Once you've finished your trip back in time, take your taste buds on a journey of their own. All of Fife's main towns have a great selection of local delis and restaurants, from the cafes of Dunfermline to the sumptuous seafood on offer in Kirkcaldy. Or if you really want to treat yourself, splash out on a meal at the Michelin-starred Peat Inn at Cupar.
Finally, for the golf lovers out there, there's only one destination on the agenda: St. Andrews, one of the oldest courses in the world. It has played host to everyone from Tiger Woods to Jack Nicklaus - and now it's your turn...