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History And Culture in Fife

Always wanted to find out more about Fife's past? Then start uncovering just what went on in days gone by, by looking through our listings.

Abbot House

Abbot House Maygate, Dunfermline KY12 7NE

Abbot House is a beautiful ‘A’ listed building, dating back to at least the 16th Century, situated within Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter.

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Aberdour Castle and Gardens

Aberdour Castle and Gardens , Aberdour KY3 0SL

Get up close to what is possibly Scotland's oldest standing castle. Aberdour Castle was built in the 1100s and went on to serve generations of three noble families – including a Regent of Scotland!

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Blackfriars Chapel

Blackfriars Chapel South Street, St Andrews KY16 9EH

Visit a tranquil ruin amid the bustle of a busy street. Blackfriars Chapel is a rare remnant of the many Dominican friaries built across Scotland during the Middle Ages.

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British Golf Museum

British Golf Museum Bruce Embankment , St Andrews KY16 9AB

Welcome to the British Golf Museum. From the 16th century to the present day, the whole history of the great game is explored under one roof.

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Culross Abbey

Culross Abbey Kirk Street, Culross KY12 8JD

Explore the ruins of a Cistercian monastery of the 1200s, once home to a community of monks and lay brothers.

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Culross Palace

Culross Palace , Culross KY12 8JH

Get a sense of what it would have been like to live in Culross Palace in its prime, with original painted woodwork and beautifully restored 17th- and 18th-century interiors.

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Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace St Margarets Street, Dunfermline KY12 7PE

Dunfermline Abbey has a special place in the nation’s heart. Laid to rest here are some of Scotland’s great kings and queens – including Robert the Bruce.

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Falkland Palace and Garden

Falkland Palace and Garden East Port, Falkland KY15 7BU

A fine Renaissance palace with an extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts

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Fife Folk Museum

High Street Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NF

Fife Folk Museum in the village of Ceres, offers an interesting and entertaining day out for all the family with activities for all ages.

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Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens

Hill Of Tarvit Mansion and Gardens , Near Cupar KY15 5PB

Hill of Tarvit is a wonderful example of Edwardian stately living and also has the only exclusively hickory golf course in the UK.

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Inchcolm Abbey

Inchcolm Abbey Inchcolm Island, Burntisland KY3 0UA

Set sail for a very special island in the Firth of Forth – home to the best-preserved group of monastic buildings in Scotland.

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Kellie Castle and Garden

Kellie Castle and Garden Pittenweem, Anstruther KY10 2RE

Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

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Merchant House Laws Close Kirkcaldy

339-343 High Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1JL

Law’s Close is a category A-listed 16th Century Merchant’s House with spectacular period decoration on Kirkcaldy’s High Street.

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Methil Heritage Centre

272 High Street, Methil KY8 3EQ

A popular community museum with a permanent display about the Levenmouth area.

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Museum Of Communication

131 High Street , Burntisland KY3 9AA

One of Scotland's only museums of communication, with a regular programme of exhibitions and events.

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Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle , Kirkcaldy KY1 2QG

Admire the towering defensive façade of a heavily fortified castle, originally built as a royal residence.

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St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle The Scores , St Andrews KY16 9AR

St Andrews Castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history.

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St Andrews Cathedral

St Andrews Cathedral The Pends, St Andrews KY16 9QL

Explore the remains of Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church. Even in its ruinous state, the cathedral remains a prominent landmark highly visible from the sea.

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St Andrews Museum

Kinburn Park Doubledykes Road, St Andrews KY16 9DP

St Andrews Museum is a stunning Victorian mansion nestled in the grounds of Kilnburn Park.

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The Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB

An independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industryand how it became such an important part of the lives of so many Scots.

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History And Culture in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

The Eaglesham Heritage Trail

, Eaglesham G76 0AR

The Eaglesham Heritage Trail was the first project to be undertaken by the Eaglesham & Waterfoot Community Development Trust.

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Greenbank House and Garden

Greenbank Garden Flenders Road, Clarkston G768RB

Less than a mile from the suburban bustle of Clarkston on the south side of Glasgow, Greenbank Garden is a tranquil celebration of the gardener’s art.

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Barrhead Community Museum

Barrhead Community Museum Main Street, Barrhead G78 1SW

The Barrhead Community Museum and Visitor Information Centre features displays about the early history of the area.

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History And Culture in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Nelson Monument

32 Calton Hill, Edinburgh New Town EH7 5AA

Nelson Monument is situated on top of Calton Hill, and provides a dramatic termination to the view along Princes Street from the west.

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Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House Hopetoun, South Queensferry EH30 9SL

Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland's finest stately home at its heart.

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Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

9 Queen Street, Edinburgh New Town EH2 1JQ

The RCPE is an independent standard-setting body and professional membership organisation. Our aim is to improve and maintain the quality of patient care.

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History And Culture in Glasgow

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

Provands Lordship

3 Castle Street, Glasgow City Centre G4 0RB

Step back in time and discover Glasgow's unique history with a visit to the oldest house in the city... The Provand's Lordship!

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Willow Tea Rooms

97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 3HF

A visit to The Willow Tea Rooms is a must for anyone interested in enjoying tasty traditional food and drinks in an atmospheric setting!

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House for an Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW

Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!

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History And Culture in Lanarkshire

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Lanarkshire:

Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum

156 Biggar High Street, Biggar ML12 6DH

Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage.

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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD

Summerlee, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award-winner!

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David Livingstone Birthplace

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY

The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!

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History And Culture in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG

The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history.

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Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.

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History And Culture in Stirling and Falkirk

Here's a selection of History And Culture you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

The Engine Shed

Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY

We’re Scotland’s building conservation centre, a place to explore your built heritage!

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Doune Castle

Doune Castle Castle Hill, Doune FK16 6EA

One of Scotland’s most iconic heritage attractions and star of hit TV series Outlander, Doune Castle is a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle!

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Bannockburn House

, Bannockburn FK7 8EY

Bannockburn House is Category A Listed and has survived largely unchanged since the 17th century, apart from a Victorian extension.

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History And Culture in Other Areas

Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

Brodick Castle , Brodick KA27 8HY

Gardens, woodland, waterfalls and a castle packed with treasures make Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park a must-visit on Arran!

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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dalgarven Mill Museum of Country Life & Costume

Dalgarven Mill Dalgarven, Kilwinning KA13 6PL

Dalgarven Mill is a treasure trove, created in a group of outstanding historical industrial buildings in a beautiful rural location in Ayrshire!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Dumfries House

Dumfries House , Cumnock KA18 2NJ

Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres, the stunning Estate and 18th-century house with its unrivalled collection of furniture has something for everyone!

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Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD

War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's most unexplored and fascinating treasures!

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Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ

Set in 10 acres of Burns' beloved Alloway countryside, the museum provides a unique encounter with Scotland's favourite son!

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