Fife is a relatively small but beautiful area to visit, making it an ideal location for travelling around via campervan. Scottish Tourer's campervan hire service is based out of Perth, which shares a border with the Kingdom of Fife, giving customers an easy route to access one of Scotland's hidden gems. 

If you are interested in renting a campervan in Scotland, Fife could provide the scenic drives you've been dreaming of. 

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Why hire a Campervan in Fife? 


Fife can be the convenient starting point for your motorhome holiday, providing a great route for travelling along the east coast of Scotland. Enjoy a leisurely journey along the coast until you reach the Scottish highlands, eventually reaching the coveted North Coast 500 route - one of the most sought after travel destinations in the whole of the UK. 

Alternatively, you could easily dedicate your full trip to exploring the area of Fife. With an abundance of beautiful coastlines steeped in Scottish history, quaint seaside villages and virtually untouched beaches, Fife offers something for the whole family and you certainly won't be lacking in scenic sleeping spots! 

The most iconic sights found in Fife are the Forth Road and Forth Rail Bridges, located to the south. Dunfermline, the former capital of Scotland, offers a historic charm hard to find elsewhere. Here you'll discover plenty of castles, impressive cathedrals and places of historical interest, not to mention great options for food and drinks away from your campervan. 

If you're looking for more active ways to pass the time, Fife has many fantastic walking and cycling routes, not to mention a host of famous golf courses. Remember to stop off at St Andrews to visit Scotland's (and the world's) home of golf.    

Travelling by campervan is the perfect way to see all that Fife offers, so whilst it's perhaps not the most talked-about travel destination in Scotland, it certainly should not be dismissed. Read on for more information on campervan hire Fife. 

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Where to begin your Fife campervan road trip? 


The Scottish Tourer depot is based in Perth, providing customers with a convenient central location for wherever your campervan road trip may take you. 

We provide airport transfers from Edinburgh airport, giving overseas customers a suitable option for campervan hire in Edinburgh. 

With Perth and Kinross bordering Fife, you can choose to start your road trip within a short drive of our depot. Choose to head east, towards St Andrew's, where you'll find a route marred by idyllic fishing villages such as St Monans and Anstruther, or take the road heading south-west towards Scotland's former capital city, Dunfermline. 

Either route has a seamless link with the other, giving you the option to fully discover the Kingdom of Fife at your own pace, whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the coast along the way.

Read more about our east coast tips. 

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Top things to do with your campervan in Fife


 Fife is filled with beautiful nature, outdoor activities and historic ruins.

To give you just a small taste of what a campervan trip around Fife could entail, we've broken down our top thing to do when hiring a campervan in Fife. 

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Golf   

Scotland is famous for golf, and rightly so! Scotland boasts some of the most scenic golf courses in the world and has a rich history of Golf.

As Fife is the home of St Andrews, it's only right to make some time for a round of golf when touring fife by campervan. 

  • The Old Course at St Andrews is a world-famous course, with many players from all over the world coming to Fife to play here. Even if you can't play, consider taking the guided walk around the course to learn more about its history and some of the famous players who have graced the St Andrews green.  

  • Drumoig golf course is another great course for playing a round of golf. Situated only 10 minutes out of St Andrews, with more availability. 

  • Crail Golf society course is another good option, located around 30 minutes outside of St Andrews. 

There are around 40 courses overall in Fife, so you won't be stuck for choice. For more golfing ideas see our golfing guide.

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Beaches  

Scottish beaches are often overlooked due to the colder weather, However, Scotland possesses some of the most beautiful, white-sand beaches you'll ever set eyes on. 

A few of our favourite beaches in the Fife area are:  

  • St Andrews beach. Not only is it clean with good quality water fit for swimming in, but you also have the option to visit the nearby aquarium or take a short walk into the town. If you enjoy a more adventurous day at the beach, they offer beach activities on the west sands beach.    

  • Kingsbarn beach on the outskirts of St Andrews is another excellent stop. You can park overnight here, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a BBQ and watch the sunset.    

  • Burntisland beach has a more touristy seaside feel to it. With an annual summer funfair complete with bouncy castles, crazy golf and a playpark, this is a great stop if you're travelling with the whole family. 

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Cathedrals and castles 

The number of castles, cathedrals and historical monuments located in Fife is truly astounding. At every corner, you'll find a ruin or building that surpasses the next. 

Our top recommendations for castles and cathedrals in Fife are:

  • Kellie Castle and gardens. Located at Pittenweem, Kellie Castle dates back to the 14th century. Explore the beautiful gardens as well as the castle and its fairy-tale towers.    

  • Dunfermline Abbey and Palace is where some of Scotland's greatest medieval monarchs were laid to rest.  

  • Loch Leven Castle. Mary Queen of Scott was imprisoned here and forced to abdicate her title to her son. To visit, you need to cross the loch by boat, exactly as she would have done.  

  • St Andrews Castle & Cathedral. Defintely worth a visit if you're in the area. 

For more information on castles, check out our guide on Scottish castles.


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Wildlife spotting  

Scottish wildlife is some of the best on the planet. If you're looking to explore Scotland by campervan, then wildlife spotting should definitely be on your to-do list. 

We've listed some of the best wildlife spots to check out when touring fife by camper. 

  • Loch Leven Nature Reserve. Brimming with wildlife as well as history and culture, not to mention a fantastic cycle or walking route around the loch. 

  • Deep-sea World aquarium. Discover a variety of marine and sea life exhibits including sharks. Based in Queensferry, this is an excellent visit if you're travelling with kids. 

  • The Scottish Deer Centre. Based near Cupar, this centre is home to over 12 species of deer, as well as wolves, otters and the extremely rare Scottish wildcat.  

  • The Anstruther Pleasure Boat Cruise. This cruise allows you to visit the Isle of May. En route, you could be lucky enough to see puffins, seals, porpoise dolphins and sometimes the odd whale, depending on the season. 

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Walking and cycling  

Scots love a good walk, and if you do too then opting for campervan hire in Fife is a great option for you. Fife is filled with scenic walks and excellent cycle routes. Our motorhomes come with bike racks, so feel free to bring your own bike along for the ride! 

Some our top walking and cycling recommendations are: 

  • Fife Coastal path. Running from Kincardine to Tayport, this route is about 117 miles long and can take up to 7 to days to complete in its entirety. Choose to pick parts of the trail and adapt it to suit your needs. The path is suitable for all walkers and take's you through some lovely coastal villages, with stunning beaches dotted throughout. 

  • Fife has over 350 miles of dedicated cycle paths plus some mountain trails if this is more your cup of tea. The fife coastal path is also a possibility for those looking to enjoy a lengthy but satisfying cycle. 

Read more information on cycling in Scotland.

 

Choosing your campervan hire 


Choosing the right campervan for you or your family's needs is key to a stress-free holiday. The Scottish Tourer team are happy to discuss all options with you and help you make the right choice based on your specific needs. 

For a road trip for two people around the kingdom of Fife, The Islay is an ideal choice. This campervan is fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxed holiday that you will never forget.

Some of the key benefits of the Islay are:   

  • Small to navigate the tighter roads without compromising on internal living space 
  • Fully equipped kitchen 
  • Standard size double bed with memory foam mattress 
  • Large shower room and toilet so no need to use shared facilities on campsites.    
  • Luxury extras such as Wi-Fi, an awning, bike rack, BBQ, picnic tables and chairs. These are included in the overall cost allowing you to sit back and enjoy your dinner al fresco, wherever you might end up.  
  • Sat Nav is pre-programmed with places to wild camp, as well as places to empty the chemical waste and fill up with fresh water. No need to rely on campsites.

We also have larger campervans, such as our New Harris and Lewis, which offer great options for a family of 3 or 4. 

Our full range of motorhomes come complete with crockery, pans, a fridge, bedding and toilet facilities. We keep all our motorhomes up to date and ensure they are designed with maximum living space in mind. 
 

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Get in touch 


To book an adventure of a lifetime, book your campervan hire in Fife with Scottish Tourer. We have a range of helpful guides and will always be on hand to give advice before, during and after your road trip.

Contact us today to reserve your motorhome or campervan in Scotland.