Become king of the castles
This corner of the Fife coast is filled with romantic Scottish castles to discover and explore. Ravenscraig Castle, built for Queen Mary of Gueldres in 1460, sits in Ravenscraig Park Near the beach, while further up the coast are the ruins of Macduff’s Castle. Further afield you have Balgonie Castle, which is a renowned wedding venue today, and Lochore Castle which despite being in ruins, offers a valuable glimpse into the area's history.
Enjoy Europe’s longest street fair
One of Kirkcaldy’s claims to fame is its Links Market. Thought to be Europe's longest street fair, this annual event brings its 200 fairground rides and attractions to town every Easter along the town’s esplanade. Started by Royal Charter in 1304, it’s also one of Europe’s oldest fairs, yet still has something for everyone today, from rides to food stalls.
Embrace the golf and golden sands
The region of East Neuk in Fife, in which Kirkcadly sits, is a treasure trove of golden beaches and world-class golf courses. There are dozens of courses in Fife, with the Nearest one the well-respected Kirkcaldy Golf Club. Head to the other side of Fife and you’ll reach St Andrews - the home of golf. Along the coast are towns like Ellie and Anstruther, which have amazing wide beaches, great fish and chips and plenty of history. Planning a trip to Kirkcaldy? The Travelodge Glenrothes Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the town as well as the rest of Fife.