The official tourism website for Fife has lots of useful information on travel, where to eat, places to see and things to do.
Auchenblae is an ideal base for walkers and cyclists, and you will find a number of suggested routes, all laminated for you to take on days out. Fife has one of the UK's most comprehensive cycle networks. Explore 300 miles (500km) of cycle routes along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks as well as commuter routes in towns. You can hire bikes at:
77 South Street
Tel: 01334 477835
There are numerous world renowned golf courses within half an hours’ drive of Auchenblae. Perhaps the most famous being The Old Course in St. Andrews which hosts the Open Golf Championships regularly. Carnoustie golf course is also renowned, and is again only a short journey. There are many other golfing venues in Fife, catering for all golfing abilities.
Information on the various types of fishing available in Fife. The following website gives details of opportunities both in Fife and further afield.
St Andrews is home to The Byre Theatre which is a Five Star attraction. Apart from the year round plays and musical entertainment, there is also a first class restaurant and bar which is open throughout the day and evening. The Caird Hall in Dundee is another venue for theatrical events. The Younger Hall music centre in St Andrews often host lunch time concerts which are open to the public.
There is a riding school in the middle of Tentsmuir Forest, offering miles of forest and beach riding, away from busy roads and traffic.
Also in the area:
Barbarafield Riding School,
Tel: 01334 828223
You don’t need to travel far to enjoy a wealth of history, starting in Balmerino with The Cistercian Abbey built in 1229. The mediaeval university town of St Andrews is steeped in history and is also considered to be the historic centre of Scottish religion. On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city's castle, once the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews. There is much to explore here, and when you tire, there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to fortify yourselves.To find out more about this and other sites of historic interest visit: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk and www.nts.org.uk
Dundee is home to the Royal Research Ship 'Discovery', built in Dundee to take Captain Scott to Antarctica. The ship is berthed at Discovery point and is part of an award winning visitor attraction.
There are some beautiful beaches in this part of the world. The award winning film ‘Chariots of Fire’ was filmed on St Andrews West Sands. From that vantage point you can look across the water to the beach at Tentsmuir with its backdrop of forestry. Heading south along the coastal road from St Andrews, you will come to a series of picturesque fishing villages, which make up the 'East Neuk' of Fife.
Cinemas / Leisure Centres
Both St Andrews and Dundee have cinemas and leisure centres:
Restaurants & Cafes
There are numerous restaurants and cafes in St Andrews and Dundee. The closest restaurant to Auchenblae is The View in Wormit which prepares freshly cooked meals, and is recommended by many visitors to the cottage.
www.standrewsdirectory.com - Food & Drink