The 'Kingdom of Fife' is bounded on the north by the River Tay, on the south by the Forth, and in the east by the North Sea. The area is rich in contrasts, the golden coastline is dubbed the 'Scottish Riviera' for its miles of sandy beaches. Visit St Andrews, the Mecca for golfers all over the world over. Beyond the 'Royal and Ancient' golf club are the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral. Travel south to Perth, where you will find the palace of Scone, for centuries Scottish rulers were crowned on the Stone of Destiny.
The city of Stirling packs more history into a small space than anywhere else in Scotland. The old city walls enclose an area rife with historic buildings. The most instantly striking aspect of Stirling is the high cliff upon which the old medieval castle looks out across the Forth river valley below the city. The castle was built in the 12th century, and over the years has been a royal palace and military fortress. A few steps below the castle gates is Argyll's Lodging, a beautifully preserved 17th century townhouse once owned by the Earl of Argyll. The old Church of the Holy Rude is one of the most few surviving medieval churches in Scotland.
One of the loveliest areas in Scotland, set just south of the Grampian mountains, Angus contains some of Scotland's best castles. The most famous is fairytale Glamis Castle, former home of the Queen Mother. A royal residence since 1372, Glamis was used by Shakespeare as the setting for his play 'Macbeth'. The shores of Angus boast some of the best golf courses in Scotland, the most famous being Carnoustie, but beyond the links stretch miles of lovely sandy beaches. Inland from the shore there are secluded glens such as Glenisla, Glenesk, and Glen Clova.
If you are searching for holiday rental accommodation in Central Scotland you have plenty of choice. Central Scotland is well developed for tourism and there is an extensive choice of holiday rentals including studios, apartments, cottages, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find suitable holiday homes in Central Scotland and book your choice direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering accommodation there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.
Imagine taking in a round of golf at St Andrews in the morning and then visiting the Scottish Riviera in the afternoon!