Welcome to Fife's Townpage

Anstruther - Established as one of Fife's major fishing ports for cod and herring on the north east coast. The Scottish Fisheries Museum makes an interesting trip.

Burntisland - On the Firth of Forth, opposite Edinburgh. It is a Royal Burgh and a port which has been a ship-building and coal centre. It was here that the General assemby in 1601 proposed the Authorised version of the Bible. There is a sandy beach and a promenade.

Cowdenbeath - 6 miles north east of Dunfermline, Cowdenbeath was once Fife's most important coal-mining town. Unfortunately, the local economy has been ruined by the decline of this industry.

Cupar - The county town of Fife. The Macduffs, Thanes of Fife, had a castle here in which Macbeth murdered Macduff's wife and children, so placing Malcolm Canmore on the throne of Scotland. The town was the scene of numerous morality plays during the middle ages.

Inverkeithing - An attractive Royal Burgh situated on the Firth of Forth, making it an ideal location for shipbreaking. The old centre has various 15th and 16th century buildings, including the old town house, Greyfriars Hospice and the Mercat cross.

Leven - Eight miles north east of Kirkcaldy. A very pleasant seaside town, situated on The Firth of Forth. Golf clubs are made here, and the Lundin Links are famous. Promenade and holiday attractions. Lethan Glen Park includes nature centre and trail by Sillerhole Glen.

Lochgelly - A onetime coal-mining town located 10 miles south west of Glenrothes. Various local amenities including Lochgelly Centre, offering theatre and sporting facilities.

Newport-On-Tay - A residential town on the south bank of the Tay. The Tay Bridge railroad is 2 miles long with has 87 spans and cost well over #1,000,000, a replacement for the first, destroyed in a storm with the tragic loss of a trainfull of passengers. The road bridge is 1 ? miles long and was opened in 1966. Nearby attraction is the British Golf Museum at St. Andrews.

St Andrews - A bracing east coast University City and resort twelve miles south of Dundee; to most people, synonymous with golf. The University, the oldest in Scotland, was founded in the 15th century. The district was the centre of fierce Calvinism, the Cathedral being desecrated by a mob inflamed by John Knox. Little now remains of this once large edifice. Royal and Ancient is the oldest golf club in the World and is headquarters of the sport. Town has British Golf Museum, Preservation Trust have museum for town. Sealife Aquarium and Botanic Garden. The Castle on the cliffs has sinister dungeons and passages which may be explored. Bathing.

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