Difference between revisions of "Fife"
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Fife is a county in Scotland.
The major language is English, but the Fife acccent can be hard to understand.
Many people use a form of English known as 'Lallans' or Lowlands English.
Fly: Edinburgh Airport
Train: (mainline to Aberdeen) stops at Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy and Leuchars (there is also a very good local or 'circle' service).
Road: M90 motorway or A92/A985/A91 trunk routes.
Bus: Major bus stations in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, St Andrews and Cupar.
Cycle: Excellent series of cycle tracks throughout Fife. http://www.fife-cycleways.co.uk/
Water: Harbours along the coastline.
Foot: Cross the Kincardine, Tay or Forth Road Bridges and look for the Coastal walk http://www.fifecoastalpath.com/index.asp?cat=Home
Cycle or walk (see details under Get in)
Roads are generally good condition and not too crowded.
Bus and rail services are excellent (the 'Fife Circular' service runs from Edinburgh Waverley to all train stations in West and Central Fife. The main line service runs to Inverkeithing in West Fife, Kirkcaldy in East Fife and Leucars in North East Fife.)
St Andrews: home of golf.
Secret Bunker: a former underground nuclear bunker now open to the public.
East Neuk: charming fishing villages.
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery.
Adam Smith Theatre
Get on your bike and enjoy the marvellous cycle routes
Visit the county's many fine parks (Beveridge in Kirkcaldy, Pittencrieff in Dunfermline, Lochore Meadows, etc).
Fife has many pubs: The Alpha Bar in Kirkcaldy; The Valleyfield Bar in High Valleyfield; Shardays in Lochgelly all offer a truly local experience.
Crime in Fife is low, and serious assaults etc are uncommon.
As always, it makes sense to avoid badly lit areas at night, especially in large towns, but there is very likeliehood of trouble.
Fife is served by an excellent police service.