Days Out

The options are endless but here are a few ideas to get you started…Falkland Palace – A splendid renaissance country Palace built with French flair by James the IV and James V in the 1500’s. The Royal Palace of Falkland was a favoured hunting retreat for the Stuart Monarchs, including Mary Queen of Scots. Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland and open to the public from 1st March to 31st October. 8 miles

Hill of Tarvit– One of Scotland’s finest Edwardian mansion houses, complete with a splendid collection of antiques, furniture, Chinese porcelain and superb paintings. Tours available. Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Open all year. One of the property’s major attractions is the original 9-hole hickory club golf course. There is also a shop and tearoom open Mar-October. 12 miles away.

Wemyss Ware Pottery – Scotland’s most famous pottery (right), and dates from 1882. Watch it being made and hand painted in the picturesque village of Ceres. 12 miles away.

Scottish Fisheries Museum – Find out about the history of sea fishing and fishing communities from earliest times to the present. See the nationally important collection with model boats, paintings, costume and 19 full-sized boats, including the famous ‘Reaper’. Plenty of activities for younger visitors, including quiz sheets, dressing up clothes and bunk beds to try out. 25 miles away.

Scotland’s Secret Bunker – Hidden beneath an innocent Scottish Farmhouse, a tunnel leads to Scotland’s Secret Bunker with 24,000 square feet of secret accommodation. The size of two football pitches, one on top of another, 100 feet underground. Had there been a Nuclear War, this is where Scotland, would have been Governed, from within. Explore and learn. 22 miles away.

Nae Limits – Outdoor adventure centre with 12 water and land activities available as full or half day trips. Open all year there are adventures for beginners through to improvers and most activities are open to 12 yrs and above (some for as young as 6yrs). Activities include canyoning, family rafting, abseiling, mountain biking, the list goes on. The 7 day online booking is handy. 36 miles away.