Scotland's Best B&Bs
Often overlooked, The Kingdom of Fife was one of the most important historical regions in Scotland. The home to living Kings throughout history and the resting place of King Robert the Bruce, Fife really does offer a glimpse into the past through its many castles.
Your hosts will be happy to recommend the best castles to visit in their area
These spectacular ruins overlooking the sea were a bishop's palace, a fortress and a state prison during its 450-year history. The castle was destroyed and rebuilt during the Wars of Scottish Independence. During the Scottish Reformation, it became a centre of religious persecution and controversy, while the bottle dungeon was a notorious prison. Open daily April to September. Historic Scotland visitor centre and shop.
5 miles east of the Forth Bridges. The 13th century fortified residence of Aberdour has a delightful walled garden and terraces with beehive-shaped doocot. Admission charges apply. Historic Scotland.
Falkland Place has been the palace of Kings for generations, some willingly in the case of James IV and V and some not so willingly as with the imprisoned King Robert III. King Robert was held captive at Falkland long before it became the Renaissance building you see today. Now managed by the National Trust for Scotland, Falkland Palace is open all year but you should check opening times as these differ throughout the year.