With this in mind we thought we’d look at which of Fife’s attractions are ranked highest on the popular travel website Tripadvisor – the results are occasionally surprising.
Fancy trying to tick them all off this year?
1. Eden Mills
Perhaps surprisingly, given its status as the home of golf, St Andrews' top attraction is the Eden Mills gin distillery. Lisa R wrote: "What a great afternoon we had blending our own gin and hearing the interesting takes of gin and the history of Eden Mill from Matthew who was very engaging and a fantastic host. Would absolutely recommend." The distillery is currently closed for renovation.
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2. West Sands Beach
West Sands Beach, made famous by the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fife, scores highly with hundreds of fife star reviews. AEOPenny wrote: "Beautiful. It is such a nice beach, great for walks, views and vibes. Stunning and rustic. I had a lovely swim in the sea."
3. St Andrews Cathedral
Parts of the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral date back to the early 12th century. Macedonboy wrote: "Once Scotland's greatest church building. Now it's a ruin, but what a postcard picture perfect ruin. The east and west towers are two of the greatest structures still standing and the isolated remains served to magnify the brilliance of the Gothic architecture."
4. The Swilcan Bridge
The Swilcan Bridge (or Swilken Bridge - both spellings are acceptable), on the 18th hole of the Old Course, is the most famous bridge in golf and a must-see for anybody with even a passing interest in the sport. Kaisersmith wrote: "You can’t come to St Andrews without stepping onto the Swilcan Bridge. To make your experience better go on a Sunday when the Old Course is closed to play but free to stroll around. You literally are walking on a piece of history."