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Top Things To Do On a Rainy Day in Fife

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Don’t let a spot of bad weather spoil your fun. Come rain, or shine, there is so much to see and do in the Kingdom of Fife. So whether the sun is shining, or it’s dull and drizzly, you won’t be short of places to go.

In this blog, our Fife hotel explores some of the top things to do on a rainy day. Read on for some inspiration before your trip!


St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company


Sample some of the best cheese in Scotland at St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company in Anstruther, Fife. From a long line of farmers, The Stewart Family certainly know a thing or two about cheese making and with 50 years experience under their belt, it’s no wonder their cheese has won a number of awards. As a visitor, you can watch the cheese-making process from start to finish and grab a spot of lunch at the onsite coffee shop!


St Andews Cheese Company [photo credit: St Andrews Cheese Company, Facebook]


St Andrews Aquarium


Explore some of the most magnificent creatures of the underwater world at St Andrews Aquarium. Get up close and personal with British sharks, piranhas, penguins and seals with daily feeding sessions and talks! What’s more, the aquarium offers stunning views of West Sands beach and St Andrews Bay, so if the weather perks up you can enjoy a stroll on the beach afterwards. Just a short drive from our hotel in Fife.




Fife Folk Museum 


Take a look into Fife’s fascinating past at Fife Folk Museum which can be found nestled in the quaint village of Ceres. An interesting day out for the whole family, the museum offers a range of artefacts and interactive activities which tell the story of the kingdom’s rich past. Aside from the museum itself, visitors can also enjoy the museum gift shop and stop for a coffee and cake at the Weigh House Tearoom. 


Fife Folk Museum


Adventure Golf Island


Challenge the whole family to a round of indoor crazy golf at Adventure Golf Island in Dunfermline. Putt off on the pirate-themed course, with fountains, tiki huts, palm trees and even a pirate ship. If the weather picks up, venture outdoors and have a game on the Treasure Island course. It’s the perfect activity for families, friends and couples to enjoy on a rainy day in Fife - only a short drive from our Glenrothes hotel.



Crazy Golf

Lindores Abbey Distillery


Spend a day at the spiritual home of Scotch Whisky and learn about the past, present and future of the distillery industry at Lindores Abbey. Since 1494, the abbey has been distilling Scotland’s ‘water of life’ and to this today, the distillery draws its water supply from the same nearby borehole. Whether you’re a whisky lover or just want to find out more about what goes into producing the spirit, Lindores Abbey Distillery provides the perfect experience!


Lindores Abbey Distillery[photo credit: Words of Whisky]


Holiday Inn Express Glenrothes is an affordable hotel in Fife within easy reach of Edinburgh city centre, Perth and St Andrews. To check availability, contact the hotel team on reservations@hiexpressglenrothes.co.uk or call 01592 745509.

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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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