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Fife Coast Tour Scotland

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Today, our tour commenced Edinburgh about 0930. After leaving the capital we drove up to Dunfermline to view the Abbey and Royal Palace. Here, we were able to view a Remembrance Day ceremony at Dunfermline War Memorial from our vantage point at the Abbey. Image below shows historic Dunfermline Abbey. Combined with the nearby Royal Palace this site formed one of the most impressive building complexes in medieval Scotland. Inside is the burial of King Robert the Bruce who died in 1329. Video no 2 below shows the Nave of the Abbey Church which is a survivor from the Romanesque style of building in the 12th century.

Next we headed east to the popular fishing village of Anstruther where we availed of a spot of lunch at the famous Fish Bar (good value). Image below shows interior. Video no 1 below shows the port area of Anstruther.

On next to St. Andrews visiting the pretty village/port of Crail en route.

At St Andrews we first visited the famous Old Course (golf) and took pics at Swilken Bridge. Then a walk through the town to the medieval castle and ruined Cathedral. Nice weather and lots of photo opps.

West Beach at St. Andrews. This is where the opening scene of Chariots of Fire was filmed.

St Andrews Cathedral.
St. Andrews Castle

Next we moved on to our overnight destination of Dunkeld which is located on the banks of the River Tay right in the centre of Scotland.

A cold night tonight. Hope for another clear day tomorrow for our trip up to Inverness.

Images and videos to follow. video video


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