Scottish Fisheries Museum, a great day out for young and old

Set opposite the picturesque harbour at Anstruther, the labyrinth-like Scottish Fisheries Museum tells the fascinating story of the Scottish fishing industry in stirring detail.

Expore the museum's 18 galleries and follow the lives of fisher folk through their customs, skills, dress, creativity and steely spirit. http://www.scotfishmuseum.org

 

Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve                                                             

Located just north of St Andrews. Walk along the beach to Tentsmuir Point for the chance to see hundreds of seals basking on the sandbars. Or visit Tayport Heath for beautiful wildflowers and fantastic views across the River Tay. More information here

The Eden Estuary Centre and Morton Lochs both provide wonderful opportunities to watch waterfowl from dedicated bird hides. There are many waymarked walks and cycle routes through the towering pine trees which form Tentsmuir Forest. Look for red squirrels and roe deer which live in the woodland.
 

St Andrews Aquarium

The ever changing St Andrews Aquarium houses over 30 displays and is home to over 100 species. Come face to face with the most deadly inhabitants of the watery world.

From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas, loveable seals...... and not to forget thier fabulous meerkats.

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St Andrews Botanic Gardens, St Andrews' best kept secret?

Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s horticultural gems, St Andrews Botanic Garden is located between the Lades Brae and the Canongate. Set in 18 acres of impressively landscaped grounds, St Andrews Botanic Garden has won international recognition, yet remains one of St Andrews' hidden treasures. 

The garden has several main areas, ranging from the rock garden and scree, with pools and waterfalls, to sheltered paths through large plantings of trees and shrubs. Herbaceous borders provide summer colour and the large glasshouses contain cacti and a large collection of alpines besides other plants from warmer regions such as South East Asia. Whatever the season, there is always something to see.

The Scottish Deer Centre, a family favourite


Take a walk on the wild side at the Scottish Deer Centre, one of Fife’s largest attractions. There is over 10 species of deer to see from around the world, Fife’s only wolf pack and rare wildcats, you will find daily tours and feeding events

All this and more set in the countryside close to Cupar.
Further information here: Scottish Deer Centre