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We want your visit to be as enjoyable as possible. The information in this section will help you plan your visit, with information on where to stay, where to eat, and other local attractions to visit.

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.

Local attractions

As well as Adam Smith Theatre and Kirkcaldy Galleries, the town contains three public parks and shopping centers 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.

Where to stay

Kirkcaldy features a range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets, including:

  • A stone’s throw from the Adam Smith Theatre, the Beveridge Park Hotel has a reputation for providing comfortable accommodation and high quality, locally-sourced food
  • Set in its own grounds, four miles from the Adam Smith Theatre, the Dean Park Hotel combines country house charm with modern comfort
  • The Victoria is a boutique hotel in the heart of Kirkcaldy, offering elegant and comfortable rooms and fine dining
  • Oswald House Hotel is a Georgian Country House built in 1793, popular for weddings

For more places to stay, visit the VisitScotland tourism website.

Where to eat

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.

  • One of Fife’s top Italian restaurants, Pane E Vino offers a range of freshly-prepared dishes
  • The Duchess has a vintage glam environment and tasty food

For more information on your stay in Kirkcaldy, visit You Well.