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Tourist Attractions near the Dunnikier House Hotel

The Dunnikier House Hotel Kirkcaldy Fife Scotland is perfectly situated close to the gateway into Fife from the south making it an ideal base for exploring Fife and central for day trips to Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth, Glasgow and Stirling. It is a great stopover for travelling up north into the Highlands.

Fishing Boats

The  Kingdom of Fife is steeped in history from stately homes, castles, churches and industrial heritage which creates a great platform showing how our ancestors shaped the way we live today.

Fife's coastline stretches over 150kms and is dotted with colourful fishing villages with crow stepped gables, pantiles, fishing boats.lobster creels and swooping gulls. Sandy beaches with spectacular views sets the scene. The Harbourmasters House in Dysart ten minutes away from Dunnikier House Hotel is Fife's Coastal Centre and is well worth a visit. 

What to Do In Fife

Walking: The Fife Coastal Path aims to link the Forth and Tay bridges offers some magnificent stretches of coastline. It is a walkers paradise with charming fishing villages, sandy coves, caves, ruined castles and even an abandoned salt works and a windmill. The route covers all types of walking abilities, it is clearly marked but is well served with public transport should you get tired. The Fife Coastal Path is now celebrating their tenth year anniversary. The scenic route is one of the biggest attractions in Fife and thousands of people put on their walking boots to tackle the route. 


Cycling: If you are a cycling enthusiast Fife has over 300 miles of dedicated cycle routes. The Kingdom of Fife Millenium Cycle Ways is a comprehensive network of cycle routes which includes country lanes,disused railway lines, forest tracks and commuter routes in towns. There are also extensive woodlands which are ideal for cycling in Blairadam Forest in Kelty. Mountain Bike Trails in Fife can be fun or challenging.

Golf: Fife attracts thousands of visitors for it's famous golfing experience which is a world wide attraction. From championship qualifiers to The Old Course in St. Andrews to smaller courses in picturesque countryside, Fife has over 45 golf courses to choose from so a golfing holiday or break in Fife is just a dream come true. While in St.Andrews a visit to the renowned Golf Museum is a must. This year 2015 sees The Open and The Dunhill Cup both hosted in St.Andrews.

Visit our golf page  www.dunnikierhousehotel.co.uk/golf.php

Fishing: There are plenty of chances to do some fishing in Fife. With reservoirs, lochs, rivers and of course the sea where you can do fly fishing ,trout or salmon fishing it all goes towards making a great day out. For history about fishing in Fife you could visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. Fife's fishing villages which are dotted along the East Neuk provide delicious seafood to local restaurants.


Falconry: Enjoy a Bird of Prey Experience at the Dunnikier House Hotel. Come and Learn how these amazing birds live and hunt in the wild as they fly back and forth from the trees and get an opportunity to fly three birds minimum. The birds are friendly and happy to be handled as they are all hand reared and trained by owner Stuart Milne.
This is an the ultimate up close and personal experience ensuring fun for all the family and you will have the opportunity to take some memorable photographs throughout.

Adult £40.00 each
Children Free (Under 16s)
NB.Maximum 5 children per 1 adult

Please allow 2 hours.


Theatre: Located in Kirkcaldy's Town Centre the Adam Smith Theatre is a popular venue in a traditional setting, well loved for their high quality shows, full scale cinema and long history as the heart of the local arts scene in Fife. The theatre runs a diverse and popular programme which includes comedy, dance, drama. music and childrens theatre. The theatre also hosts and supports local arts organisations such as amateur operatic and dramatic societies. When not in use for live performances becomes a cinema with a state of the art digital screen showing current blockbusters as well as arthouse and classsic films. The outside of the building remains the same as when the theatre first opened in 1889 and looks out onto the peaceful historic memorial gardens. 


Culture: Fife is full of culture and heritage. There are museums, galleries, castles and churches which all help to tell the ancient history of the Kingdom of Fife. Famous Fifers include Adam Smith the economist, Andrew Carnegie who was a philanthropist, and Sir Sandford Fleming an engineer and inventor.


Ancestry: If you are in Kirkcaldy to trace your family tree, Kirkcaldy Galleries can help you to discover your past through their dedicated Local and Family History Room. Dedicated staff are available to help you delve into their vast array of local records including census data, old parish registers, international geneological index, maps and newspapers.

To make a reservation book online or ring reception at  Dunnikier House Hotel on 01592 268393 or email [email protected].


About Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy is a town and former royal burgh in Fife sitting on the east coast of Scotland on the banks of the Firth of Forth. It is approximately 11 miles north of Edinburgh and 27 miles south-southwest of Dundee.

The town of Kirkcaldy (pronounced kir-caw-dee) has a population of about 49,000 people and is often referred to as the 'Lang Toun'(Long Town) having absorbed several neighbouring coastal villages over a period of time which resulted in a very long High Street. From as early as the 16th century Kirkcaldy was a busy trading port and began to develop around the salt ,coal mining and nail making industries.

Kirkcaldy is famous for Michael Nairn being a world producer of Linoleum and Wemyss Ware Pottery.

Over the years many influential people have been born or brought up in Kirkcaldy. Historical figures include Adam Smith the philosopher who wrote the Wealth of Nations, Sir Sandford Fleming who proposed the idea of Time Zones, Robert Adam one of Scotlands most influential architects and John McDouall Stuart the first European explorer to cross Australia. Todays influential people inlude Rt.Hon Gordon Brown, Sir David Steel polititians, Jack Vettriano artist, Val McDermid and Ian Rankin authors.

Edinburgh Festivals are what Edinburgh does best. Edinburgh Festivals take place throughout the year with a wide variety of great events including the International Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh Book Festival and the Film Festival amongst others check out www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk


Famous for its hilltop castle, Edinburgh provides a magical backdrop for Christmas shopping, nights out and exceptional winter events.

Enjoy panoramic views of the capital from the top of the Big Wheel, Santaland and an ice rink helps to create a fantastic festive atmosphere. Along with the European Christmas markets and many Princes Street shops opening till 8pm, Christmas shows and events a day out in Edinburgh should certainly be on your things to do whilst staying at Dunnikier House Hotel.











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