Welcome To The Kingdom Of Fife
Close proximity to Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth complimented by easy road and rail links to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness make Fife an idyllic base for visitors intent on exploring the natural beauty of the Scottish nation. The Fife Region is still referred to in common palance as a Kingdom since it still retains ancient boundaries existing from the Pictish tribal era and existing long before the current national states of Scotland, Wales or England came into being. At that time, it was known as Fib but as Gaelic settlers from Ireland arrived in the sixth century, it became known as Phyffe in their language and was changed again in the wake of the Norman invasion into Britain in 1066. Henceforth, the name was anglicised to that of Fife and where it remains unto the present day.
In terms of demographics, location and politics, Fife remains as the smallest administrative region within a devolved Scottish Parliament of the United Kingdom and has a population of about 350,000 people.
There are no cities in Fife itself but the region lies centrally between the local cities of Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling and Perth.
There are three major towns located in the region with all linked by the regional A92 and which begins at Junction Three of the M90 motorway and departing just a few miles north after crossing the Forth Road Bridge. The historic capital and first major town of Dunfermline can be directly accessed at Junction Four while exits from the dual carriageway of the A92 permits exit to East and West Kirkcaldy or else differing parts of Glenrothes; the administatrative town of the region and located roughly equidistant between Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth.
The main 'East Coast' rail line from Kings Cross in London runs through the centre of Fife and terminates in Aberdeen. The nearest airport is Edinburgh.
Fife has many wonderful sightseeing locations, live theatres, museums, cinemas and a variety of entertainment venues to meet a wide range of preferences and interests. Our location makes Fife an ideal base from which to explore a substantial part of Scotland on a day trip basis.