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17 Instagrammable Spots in Fife

17 Instagrammable Spots in Fife

From bridges to beaches, castles to coos, the Kingdom of Fife is home to a variety of ‘grammable photography spots.

This guide details some of the most popular photography locations in Fife and a few lesser-known local secrets so you can get your phones, cameras and action cams out to capture the best of Fife’s landscape, nature and art.

Whilst we love to know you're exploring our beautiful kingdom, please do be respectful and familiarise yourself with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at

Remember to tag @welcometofife #LoveFife. 

Best Places to Take Instagram Shots in Fife 

1. Forth Rail Bridge from North Queensferry

Enjoy the quieter side of the Bridges from North Queensferry.

The Albert Hotel, plants and the town’s arches make great frames. 



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2. Culross Palace

Instagram users will recognise the ochre Culross Palace, Outlander fans may recognise Claire’s herb garden!

Culross Palace looks great from a number of angles. 

Location: Catch the birdhouse from the walk up the hill in the Palace Gardens. 



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Culross is incredibly picturesque, photographers will also want to catch the cobbled streets with colourful houses. 


3. Dunfermline Abbey

Capture King Robert the Bruce against a bright blue sky, moody grey clouds or pastel pink sunset from the Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries viewing platform or get down into the Palace for a wider shot of the Abbey and Cathedral. 



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Another attractive angle is taken from inside Pittencrieff Park. Bonus points if you catch a squirrel in shot.



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4. Peacocks at Pittencrieff Park

As elusive as the Scottish unicorn! Gold medal if you can get a picture of the peacocks in Fife.


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5. The Mining Boy, Cowdenbeath 

A modern mural nodding to the town’s historic past.

Keep an eye of the shop shutters too.


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Location: Next to Cowdenbeath Police Station.


6. Aberdour at Sunrise

Fishing boats, two beaches, lighthouse. Aberdour is an Insta-dream location.

Location: Hawkcraig, Aberdour



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7. The Kissing Trees of Kinghorn 

Maybe we should leave these two to it…

Location: Near Kinghorn 



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8. Bunnet Stane 

Strange looking formation makes for great shots. (Please note Sheep graze these open fields so keep your dogs on short leads or under close control at all times). Find out more about this location at

Location: Gateside


9. The Macca Selfie, Glenrothes 

Get a photo of a photo in Macedonia, Glenrothes.

Location: Underpass behind Glenwood Health Centre car park. 



10. Hippo-Shakes, Glenrothes 

The hippos first arrived to Glenrothes in the 1970s and make up part of the largest collection of public art in the UK. Yes, in Glenrothes!

Location: Riverside Park


11. Zig-a-zig-Ah at St Monans

‘The Blocks’ or Zig Zag Pier in the East Neuk’s St Monans is winding its way into many IG feeds.

Photographers, check out Fife’s last remaining windmill in St Monans too. 


12. Elie and Earlsferry

Elie Ness Lighthouse and Lady’s Tower (Ruby Bay) , double whammy in Elie.


13. Isle of May, Puffins 

Take a boat tour to the Isle of May from April to mid-August for the best chance of capturing. 


14. St Andrews Cathedral

Framin’ guid.

So lovely of the folks behind St Andrews Cathedral to build this beautiful frame for Instagram.


15. Coosday, Balgove Larder

Outside of the Balgove Farmshop and Steak Barn, you'll find two gorgeous highland cows. 

Location: Strathtyrum Farm


16. Newport on Tay

Victorian drinking fountain beside the River Tay. 

Location: Tay Street. 


17. Don’t Forget to put on your Kilt. 

Killing it, Sally!

About the Author 

Gemma Armit is one half of Two Scots Abroad. The half that creates the ridiculously useful travel guides and packing lists. Gemma is fae Burntisland but currently resides in West Fife with the other Scot, Craig, and their dog, Bowie. She is guilty of spending way too much time on Instagram Stories.



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