Fife boasts a wealth of visitor attractions.
Bird enthusiasts can take a short boat trip out to the Isle of May, where you will find a nature reserve where puffins, crags, and many more sea birds can be found. Seals are seen regularly lying on the rocks around the island and if you are lucky you may even spot dolphins or whales.
The East Neuk and surrounding area provides many hidden surprises for visitors, with it's numerous sandy beaches and rock pools that will have children entertained for hours, historical churches and buildings, quaint wynds to meander down and harbours with working fishing boats, there is something which will appeal to everyone. Swimming and other sports can be enjoyed at many centres.
Fife boasts five of Scotland's six 'Blue Flag Beaches' and plenty of other award winning beaches as well.
Other pusuits include watersports, clay pigeon shooting, Scotland's secret bunker, Scottish Deer Centre, soft play centres, Knockhill raceway , aquariums in St. Andrews and North Queensferry , botanic gardens, art and craft galleries etc.
Award winning restaurants only 5 minutes drive but casual coffee shops and pubs can be enjoyed in Ceres & Cupar - The Ceres Inn having great food and a beer garden as well as some fantastic nights entertainment.
The world famous Old Course , hosting the Open championship this year , and the British Golf museum in St Andrews will be a must see for the keen golfer but with over 70 golf courses within reach, including the recently restored Hickory Golf course at Hill of Tarvit only a mile from Ceres, you will be spoiled for choice.
CASTLES & HISTORY
Ceres itself is steeped in history and boasts the Fife Folk Museum and national trust Hill of Tarvit masion house however a short drive finds you the delights of St. Andrews Catherdral , Falkland Palace , Glamis Palace , Scone Palace , Stirling Castle and our capital's most famous landmark Edinburgh Castle itself. Nearby Dundee has HMS Discovery and Jute museums as well as the new V&A design museum which is free to visit.
Very good local riding school offering gentle country hacks for novices as well a more exciting events for the more experienced rider. Further afield is the opportunity to ride along the beach at Tentsmuir forest just north of St. Andrews.
FRUIT PICKING & MARKETS
This area of Scotland is famous for the delicious soft fruits in summer and early autumn and no visit would be complete without sampling some raspberries , strawberries or the unique 'Tayberry'. Just 6 miles away is Cairnie Fruit farm with it's famous mega maze and childrens play areas and splendid tea room where you can 'pick your own' or just indulge in some cream strawberry scones ...mmm mmmm .'Muddy Boots' also offers locally sourced produce and a fun area for kids with delicious food for all.
There are local farmer's markets in both local towns Cupar and St. Andrews offering the best of local produce including Scottish wines , cheeses and meats.
Completed in 2002 the Fife Coastal Path runs from Culross to the Tay Bridge and offers a range of walking experience, from the easy and level to the wild and demanding.
Whether young or old there is something for everyone. Enjoy the superb coastline with its rich wildlife, picturesque villages, castles, churches and harbours.
The path can be done in bite size chunks, or as a long distance route. The route is clearly waymarked making navigation simple, and is well served by public transport.
CERES HIGHLAND GAMES
The local village hosts the oldest Highland Games on the last Saturday of June every year and entry is free to this outstanding Scottish event . The brave men of Ceres were rewarded with this honour after their help at the Battle of Bannockburn from Robert the Bruce. Other local highland Games are held nearby in St. Andrews and Cupar in the summer months also.
The Cycle Ways offer something for everyone. For the committed tourer, the 105 mile Kingdom Route is a circuit between the Forth and Tay road bridges. There are smaller regional networks in West Fife - including an 8.5 mile off-road section along a disused railway line with links into Devilla Forest - circular routes in the picturesque Howe of Fife, and more being developed in the East Neuk south of St Andrews. As well as Devilla, there are off-road routes in Blairadam, Pitmedden and Tentsmuir Forests, and urban networks in Fife's main towns.
A series of detailed maps featuring each of the routes is available from Tourist Information Centres and other outlets
The famous Wemyss pottery visitor centre is situated next to the Village church in Ceres where you can browse the colourful cats and other unique ornamental gifts.