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Fife Holiday

Last month, I went to Fife (and Dundee) with my family. We had a great time, despite the weather being extremely changeable, and finally got to see puffins! I took so many photos that I’m splitting this into 3 shorter posts so here’s the first couple of days.

Falkland, Fife

We mostly stayed in Falkland, a lovely village full of old buildings and narrow streets. Our Airbnb was a character cottage right in the centre with rooms on 4 different levels and a lovely garden (top left, above). It was a lot of fun to explore and there’s nice walks in the surrounding woods too.

Butterfly house at St Andrews Botanic Garden

Our original puffin trip was cancelled due to bad weather (fourth time for me!) and it really was awful. Instead we went to St Andrews Botanic Garden and sheltered in the glass houses. The Tropical Butterfly Experience was really fun, with lots of colourful butterflies to watch – one even attached itself to my pocket for ages. They’ve done a really good job with the planting too, so you can get lots of nice photos. It’s on until October so definitely worth visiting.

St Andrews Botanic Garden

There’s also lots of connected glasshouses with plants and flowers so we were able to spend a long time there without getting wet.

St Andrews Botanic Garden

We did brave a walk to the pond though – you can see from the water how much it was raining!

I had asked Emma for recommendations and they were so good that we referred to her list constantly. That included visiting this bakery in St Andrews for some very good cakes. The coffee towers were everyone’s favourite but everything rated well and we adored the silly frog cakes!

I’ve started uploading all my photos to Flickr and check here later for posts about our puffin trip to the Isle of May and Cowden Japanese Garden.


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