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something for the ladies?

we are having a week at kilconquar timeshare at october half term and are going to be golf widdows for some of the week so would love suggestions for activities for the ladies please. love little villages, specially on the coast. like to walk, mini fishing trip? what if it is raining? is stirling closest big town? suggestions welcome. many thanks in advance. sally

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1. Re: something for the ladies?

Why not visit the Fife coastal villages - they seem to tick all your boxes?

If it rains,pop inside for a cup of tea. Ther's a Coastal Path.

Dundee and Edinburgh and Perth are also within striking distance..

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2. Re: something for the ladies?

St Andrews has the nicest shops. Stirling has the usual big chains but its not that handy. Edinburgh is worth a visit and not much further.

For villages - you're spoilt for choice. There's a path runs right round the coast if you're into walking.

http://www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk/

Crail is a particularly attractive - Anstruther and St Monans also worth a visit.

Elie is nearest to you. It has a great deli on the main street and the Ship Inn is good for lunch.

If its wet theres the Fisheries museum at Anstruther or the Secret Bunker.

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3. Re: something for the ladies?

The nearest big(ish) towns are Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy - but neither are very "toursity". The nearest cities are Edinburgh and Dundee. St Andrews offers very good shops for a town of its size. The nearest railway stations are Markinch or Kirkcaldy, with a good train service to Edinburgh or Dundee.

The coastal villages of the East Neuk of Fife are delightful - Crail, Anstruther, St Monans, Pittenweem and Elie are all well worth a visit. There is a bus service along the coast (operated by Stagecoach). The pottery in Crail is particularly worth a visit.

Inland in Fife, the little village of Ceres is one of the most attractive in Scotland. It has the Fife Folk Museum and an adjacent tea room.

Edited: 27 August 2010, 13:46
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4. Re: something for the ladies?

The fishing villages mentioned above seem ideal for you, particularly Elie. They sound most like what you are looking for.

If you wanted something different to those suggestions though, you're not too far from a fantastic walk through Dollar Glen to Castle Campbell, particularly special just after it has rained. If history tempts you, you could also head to Dunfermline for the resting place of Robert the Bruce at Dunfermline Abbey. Dunfermline itself is ok, some nice views over the Forth, but nothing special.

Also take a look at Falkland, lovely village, nice Palace too.

Edited: 27 August 2010, 16:01
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5. Re: something for the ladies?

I can quite happily wander round St.Andrews all day and window shop! There is also a lot of history and interesting architecture. If you like walking try the West Sands - that will blow away the cobwebs. Dundee has 2 largish indoor shopping centres if its raining.

The Dunhill Cup (golf!) is on in St A. from 7th to 12th October so it will be very busy then - hope that's not when you are up.

And by the way - don't forget your......umbrella (ella,ella!)

Woody x

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6. Re: something for the ladies?

Kilconquhar is actually a great estate in and of itself, a fair bit to do onsite. Definitely the coastal villages would be great for you - I particularly recommend Crail and Pittenweem for art, crafts, and excellent independent cafes.

You can easily spend at least a day in St Andrews - the window shopping is great and the cafes & restaurants are generally excellent. There are again a lot of art galleries, and several free museums. There's a tourism website for St Andrews which also covers some of the East Neuk, so that would be worth a look: http://portal.standrews.co.uk

Also there's a Facebook group where you can ask questions and get recommendations: www.facebook.com/visit.st.andrews

If you have an iPhone, there's a new app which walks you around St Andrews with audio, images, facts and a map - search for 'St Andrews Walking Tour' on the app store; it's good to do either during your time as a golf widow, or with the golfing partners too!

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7. Re: something for the ladies?

Hi Bethna,

Thanks for the tip on the iphone app for St Andrews - didn't know that!

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8. Re: something for the ladies?

No worries - what do you think of it?

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