50 Gems of Fife: The History & Heritage of the Most Iconic Places (Paperback)

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The historic county of Fife is a natural peninsula on the east coast of Scotland, bordered by the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay. Alongside its three largest settlements of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes, it is also home to the ancient city of St Andrews, with its world-famous golf course and university. The often turbulent history of Fife can be seen in its royal palaces, castles and other ruins, not least Ravenscraig Castle and Dunfermline Abbey, but buildings from its more everyday past remain too. Fife’s picturesque coast draws many visitors to places like Crail Harbour and Pittenweem and Fife’s cultural and industrial heritage is also celebrated, including the Fife Folk Museum, the Anstruthers Fisheries Museum, the Fife Heritage Railway and Kingsbarns Distillery.50 Gems of Fife explores the many places and their history that make this part of Scotland so special, including natural features, towns and villages, buildings and places of historical interest. Alongside justly famous attractions, others will be relatively unknown but all have an interesting story to tell.

About the Author

Jack Gillon is a long term resident of Edinburgh and has worked as a Town Planner involved in the conservation of the city’s heritage of historic buildings for around thirty years and has an extensive knowledge of the city's history and architecture. He writes extensively on the historical heritage of Scotland and has had several books published by Amberley.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781398111608
ISBN-10: 1398111600
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: February 15th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: 50 Gems