Known as the “Lang Toun”, or long town, for the length of its high street in medieval times, Kirkcaldy still plays an important role in Central Fife today. The town was the birthplace of Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, whose name lives on in the local Adam Smith College, as well as Adam Smith Theatre itself.
As well as Adam Smith Theatre and Kirkcaldy Galleries, the town contains three public parks and shopping centres plus a swimming pool, golf courses and a large ice rink.
The annual Links Market, held in April, is reputedly Europe’s longest street fair, clocking in at a mile in length. It features many popular fairground rides, and – as Scotland’s first fair of the season – often sees the first outing for brand new rides.
Kirkcaldy’s two golf courses, Dunnikier and Kirkcaldy Golf Club, are ideal for anyone seeking to play a relaxing day’s game. For those seeking a challenge, two Open qualifying courses are also nearby, at Lundin Links and Ladybank. St Andrews, the traditional home of golf, lies less than 20 miles to the north.
Kirkcaldy features a range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, including:
For more places to stay, visit the VisitScotland tourism website.
As well as our own cafes in Adam Smith Theatre and Kirkcaldy Galleries, Kirkcaldy has a number of high-quality restaurants to help you make your trip even more special.