Situated on the east coast of Scotland is the beautiful and interesting area of North Fife, which incorporates the university town of St. Andrews. A St. Andrews & North Fife holiday is a perfect option for those who love stunning landscapes, a glimpse of Scottish history and a variety of great outdoor pursuits. A St. Andrews & North Fife holiday rental cottage gives all of the comforts of home as well as some breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding countryside inland.
A St. Andrews & North Fife holiday offers a whole host of activities and attractions to enjoy - in fact, you are unlikely to fit them all in! If you are looking for a holiday that offers a variety of outdoor pursuits, then a St. Andrews & North Fife holiday is an ideal choice. The beach at St. Andrews allows for a range of watersports including fishing, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing and water skiing. Other activities available in the area include rock climbing, horse riding, archery, cycling, tennis, hiking, walking, mountain biking and swimming. And of course, no visit to the area would be complete without getting in a round or two of golf (since the town of St. Andrews is known as the "home of golf" around the world). Photographers and keen artists will love the abundance of wildlife and stunning countryside in the area which make perfect subjects for any picture.
For those who are interested in visiting the attractions available in the area, one not to be missed is Falkland Palace. Located on the outskirts of the village of Falkland in North Fife, the beautiful garden and stone building is worth spending the day investigating. The palace dates back to the 16th century and is home to the oldest tennis courts in the world. Other great attractions to be enjoyed on a St. Andrews & North Fife holiday include St. Andrews Castle, the British Golf Museum, the Fife Animal Park and The Scottish Deer Centre.
If you can tear yourself away from your luxurious St. Andrews & North Fife holiday rental cottage, there are great towns and cities to be explored further afield. Located approximately 13 miles to the north of St. Andrews is the historic city of Dundee. One attraction worth visiting whilst in this bustling city is Discovery Point. Located on the banks of the River Tay, this is the home of the R.R.S. Discovery, the ship that took Scott and Shackleton to the Antarctic. Also worth a visit in Dundee is the Verdant Works museum and Mills Observatory.
If you are considering booking a beautiful St. Andrews & North Fife holiday rental cottage, you can expect the weather to be warm in the summer and quite cold in the winter. The warmest months of the year tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as high as 24°C. January and February also tend to be the coldest months of the year with an average daytime temperature of 4°C. The annual rainfall for the area is 31 inches.
Travellers on a St. Andrews & North Fife holiday cam land at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is approximately 45 miles away from the area. Several airlines offer affordable, regular flights such as Flybe, British Airways, easyJet and BMIbaby. Passengers can leave from numerous other UK airports including Leeds (LBA), Cardiff (CWL), London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA) and Manchester (MAN).