Leslie Road,
KY6 3EP,
Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Top Reasons To Visit Fife In 2021

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Fife really does have so much going for it. From world-class fish and chips to incredible beaches and castles, there is so much to be discovered in the Kingdom. In this blog, our budget hotel in Fife explores some of the top reasons why Fife should be on your travel bucket list in 2021.


It’s home to a world-class fish shop

With a host of award wins under its belt, including the UK’s best fish and chip shop, it’s while the trip just to visit Anstruther Fish Bar. We’d be here all day if we were to reel off all their award wins! Even Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro regard it as one of the best chippies they’ve visited. And it’s even rumoured that the Royals enjoy a fish supper here from time to time.

Fish & Chips


It’s been a filming location for hit TV Shows

Fife is no stranger to the silver screen! Culross Palace will be familiar to fans of the hit TV show, Outlander, as it was used as a filming location. Its rooms, courtyard and gardens can be seen in season one and two of the show. Another popular Outlander filming location is Balgonie Castle in Glenrothes which features as MacRonnoch’s home in season one – just a 10-minute drive from our Fife hotel.

Culross Palace


It was once Scotland’s capital city! 

Believe it, or not, Edinburgh hasn’t always been the capital of Scotland! Former Royal Burgh, Dunfermline was, in fact, the capital of Scotland and as you can imagine has an extremely rich history. The town, which is located in Fife, lost its capital status after the murder of James I in 1437, as the family felt safer in Edinburgh Castle. Though no longer a Scottish capital, Dunfermline has a fascinating past and is perfect for history lovers wanting to learn more about Scotland.


It’s got some of the best beaches in Britain

West Sands at St Andrews is one of the largest and best-known beaches in Fife and a popular tourist attraction. It can be found next to the iconic golf course. Stretching across two miles of uninterrupted sand, the beach has even featured on the Oscar-winning, Chariots of Fire. However, it’s not the only one, some of the other incredible beaches include Seafield, Kinghorn Harbour, Aberdour Silver Sands and Shell Bay; to name a few.

St Andrews Beach

Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes is an affordable hotel in Fife within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, Perth and St Andrews. 

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Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes Reviews



We stayed at Glenrothes overnight on our journey from Liverpool to St Andrews university open day. From the moment we arrived at 10pm we were made to feel very welcome by the night staff.

Our room was fab... spotlessly clean and comfortable.

We were surprised to find that a fantastic choice of breakfasts were included in the already excellent price. It set us up for the day ahead.



Stayed here on the 16th September for an overnight stay, plenty of free parking, easy to check in, room very good size and clean, plenty of plug sockets and easy to get onto Wifi.

Staff very helpful which is always good. Breakfast is included so good start for the day ahead.

Would I stay again Yes i would.



One night stop over while visiting Burntisland, Crail, Anstruther and St Andrews. This hotel is 30 minutes away from all of them so ideally placed. Nothing fancy but clean and tidy and a decent breakfast in the morning. Nice courteous Staff too, would recommend.



This Holiday Inn Express is so much different to the larger ones we've stayed in, usually near airports.

It's a small hotel so the staff seem a little more friendly and have the time to attend to your needs. The complementary breakfast is superb.

Our room (225) had a huge double bed and was spotless. The shower was amazing! The room was heated by a simple radiator with a thermostat on top, very easy to use unlike some at other hotels we've used.

It's in a great location, very easy to get to Edinburgh and surrounding locations.



This hotel is perfect for short stays. Rooms are basic but are more than adequate and are clean. Everything we needed was there and for just over £50 a night with breakfast included, I would say it's good value. Buffet style breakfast is available. The hotel was quiet and peaceful and just over 1 mile away to the nearest shopping centre.



Just arrived home from a stay at this hotel. Booked 4 rooms for a family wedding which where all really good, comfortable and very clean. The main thing we spoke about that really made our full weekend even including people at the wedding we attended was the staff. This hotel is run by a team of staff who go above and beyond. The member of staff on reception (Louise) was out of this world. The level of customer service provided from the moment we arrived was one of the best any of us had received ever. Nothing was a problem. Knew we had a wedding to attend so took it upon her self to pre warn the taxi company our requirements to speed up the process for a mini bus taxi. As a group we wanted to sit together prior to going to the wedding and have something to eat when we arrived to meet at reception Louise had set out a big table for us with glasses and jugs of iced water. Simple things like this just made us feel really welcome. There was loads more things but the fact is this hotel has amazing staff who clearly know their stuff. Please pass on all our thanks to the team especially Louise. Well done I am still buzzing about your customer service. Definitely deserve some sort of reward. Breakfast in the morning was good and ample for a basic breakfast offering with nice coffee. Managed to get late checkout that makes the normal morning rush from a hotel actually enjoyable and chilled. Thanks for a lovely stay will be back!!


Rojales, Spain

Over from Spain visiting family& didn't quite know what to expect & was very happy with all services provided. Clean spacious room. Ample food & drink at breakfast. One thing they've got perfect... Staff! Very helpful and great humour well recommended!


St. Asaph

Great hotel for a great price. Easily accessible with lovely helpful and friendly staff. Room though standard was spotless and very big. The bed was huge and comfy and it had great facilities. Wish all hotels had a standard this high at such great prices. Thanks for a lovely stay guys!

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