Nestled on the south-eastern coast of the region of Fife is the town and former Royal Burgh of Kirkcaldy. A Kirkcaldy Area holiday offers plenty to do and see, from historic attractions to adrenaline-pumping outdoor pursuits. A Kirkcaldy Area holiday rental cottage is the perfect place to enjoy all the mod-cons and comforts of home, whilst being able to explore this beautiful, historic and active area of the country of Scotland.
A Kirkcaldy Area holiday has a myriad of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. The town of Kirkcaldy itself has its own beach which is perfect for a spot of swimming, fishing, sailing, surfing, water skiing and jet skiing. Other outdoor pursuits widely available in the area include archery, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, horse riding, mountain biking, walking, tennis, golf and bird watching.
Amongst the many attractions available on a Kirkcaldy Area holiday, no visit is complete without seeing Ravenscraig Castle which lies on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Firth of Forth. The castle was built in the 15th century and is thought to be one of the earliest examples of artillery defence in Scotland. Also worth visiting in the town is the Kirkcaldy Art Gallery and Museum, which is home to some paintings by great Scottish artists as well as exhibits relating to the linoleum production history of the town.
If you can prise yourself away from your wonderful Kirkcaldy Area holiday rental cottage after a hard day's action, then it is worth taking the half hour journey east to the large town of Dunfermline. This historical town used to be a capital of Scotland in the past and its main attraction is the impressive remains of the Royal Palace of Dunfermline. Built in the 16th century, the palace was the birthplace of King Charles I as well as being the burial place of the renowned Scottish monarch, Robert I (Robert the Bruce). The palace is also close to the historic and beautiful Dunfermline Abbey.
Visitors on a Kirkcaldy Area holiday can expect a typical Maritime climate with warm summers and very cold winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Kirkcaldy Area holiday rental cottage tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature reaches an average of 20°C. The winter months of January and February tend to be the coldest with a daytime average of 4°C and some days reaching only into minus figures. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 35 inches.
Travel to Kirkcaldy Area, Fife & St. Andrews Travellers on a Kirkcaldy Area holiday will arrive at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is approximately 40 minutes journey away from the area. Some of the air operators offering affordable, regular flights to the area include Flybe, easyJet, British Airways and BMIbaby. Passengers can leave from a variety of other UK airports such as Leeds (LBA), Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Cardiff (CWL) and London Gatwick (LGW).