Food Trails in Fife
Take your Tastebuds on a Tour of Fife
In this section you will be able to seek out visitor attractions and some of the food destinations that surround them. Rather than expecting people to follow pre-determined journeys and timetables, we encourage simple, leisurely exploration that affords the opportunity for people to linger awhile amid some breathtaking scenery, and take time to enjoy that extra meal or snack.
Fife’s coast and countryside provides endless opportunities for residents and tens of thousands of visitors to taste and buy local food in many different forms. From farm shops to hotels, restaurants, guest houses, B&B’s, cafes and tearooms there is truly something for every taste and budget.
The Fife Food Network has been instrumental in the production of the Fife Larder, and the companion Fife Larder Food Map, in the first regional collaboration with the List Guides Scotland. Both publications are packed with information and details of food related businesses, and they provide food lovers with the perfect opportunity to create their own culinary adventures the over the length and breadth of the Kingdom.
Fife’s former county town of Cupar has for centuries been the trade, shopping and administrative centre for a wide rural area, and still runs a monthly farmers’ market.
Central to this glorious landscape is the National Trust for Scotland’s historic Royal Palace of Falkland.
Scotland’s ancient capital Dunfermline is absolutely steeped in history with its abbey and its very royal connections, not least those of King Malcolm Canmore and his wife Queen Margaret.
This part of Fife contains beautiful coastal and inland villages, architectural and historic gems, some fabulous beaches, and the home of Fife’s fishing fleet at Pittenweem.
A natural and beautiful food trail which stretches for around 100 miles and can be tackled on foot in easy stages is the Fife Coastal Path
With fabulous views across the Firth of Forth this area contains Fife’s main population centre of Kirkcaldy, and splendid beaches at locations including Burntisland, Kinghorn, Leven and Lower Largo.
The famous “Home of Golf” at St Andrews is without doubt Fife’s major visitor destination, and its top-rated university and thousands of students provide a cosmopolitan atmosphere.