Places of interest
Cupar has much to offer with many different activities that you can experience. Find out how Cupar comes alive when you are guided by the right people.
Get to know Cupar
Cupar has a population of 9000 residents and lies between Dundee and Glenrothes. It has a train station and numerous bus routes. As it is a Royal Burgh it can hold markets and there is currently a Continental Market held once a week in the town centre.
Visit Outlander Location
Visit Falkland and see some buildings that were sets on Outlander. See the bed and breakfast where Claire and Jamie stayed. This was the first episode of the first series - where it all started and a great opportunity to see where some of the scenes were filmed.
Hill of Tarvit
The Hill of Tarvit is a 20th-Century Mansion House and Gardens in Fife, Scotland. They were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and are today owned by the National Trust for Scotland. There is a hickory golf course, wonderful gardens and a cafe.
Cairnie Fruit Farm
A farm shop with fresh vegetables and fruit as well as a gift shop and cafe. There is a fantastic play area for the children. Lots of fun activities including go karts and a fantastic maze. You can even pick your own fruit during the summer season. Fab day out for the family.
You will not be disappointed with the condition of any of the golf courses in St Andrews. In fact you will be amazed at the choice of courses available in the Kingdom of Fife. Just recently the new Drumbarnie Links Course on the Balcarres Estate was opened in 2020 for pay and play.
Go into the places only locals are familiar with. Visit little known hideouts and avenues that open the mind into what being a local is all about.
Scottish Deer Farm
A large country park that keeps multiple deer species with guided tours and trailer rides plus birds of prey. This is great for both adults and children. The shows are fantastic and you can purchase bags of food to feed the deer as you walk around.
Dundee V& A
Dundee is a coastal city on the Firth of Tay. Here you can visit the newly built V & A museum or RRS Discovery, Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition ship and HM Frigate Unicorn. Dundee was famous for jute, jam and journalism and you can visit Verdant Works a museum celebrating the city’s jute-manufacturing heritage. There is also the McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & lots of shopping in the Nethergait or Wellgate Center.
The Lomond Hills are the closest to Brae Cottage if you are interested in hiking. Benarty Hill and Bishop Hill both overlook the peaceful waters of Loch Leven, whilst adjacent to them is West Lomond - the highest in this part of Scotland, a hill of real character and a stunning viewpoint. Its neighbour East Lomond is perhaps the most loved of the range, rising with a steep dome-like summit to the south of the picturesque and historic village of Falkland.
There are two distilleries that you can visit during your stay. The Eden Mill based in Leuchars produces craft beers, whisky and gin. There are virtual tours and tasting sessions available. Lindores Abbey Distillery in Newburgh has a visiting centre and ruins. You can pre-book a whisky and history tour with tastings.