Edinburgh is just 10 miles, with all its tremendous Georgian architecture, Castle, zoo, shopping, cafés and restaurants, festivals, city bus tours;
St. Andrews – Historic golf and university town. Lovely West beach, artisan shops;
Dunfermline - Home of Andrew Carnegie, Pittencrief Park, Abbey;
Stirling castle and the Wallace monument is a good day out. Lochs, Glens and Trossachs;
South Queensferry, Culross, Aberdour, Burntisland, Kinghorn and Inverkeithing are beautiful villages within 1 to 10 miles;
Picturesque east coast fishing villages including Anstruther.
Views of the 3 world renowned Forth Bridges from the front windows.
Local Artisan baker, 2 miles north at Woodlea Stables, lovingly producing many varieties of bread and cake, scones, croissant, free range eggs, honey, local potatoes. Puddledub pork butcher rears his own pigs & sells locally at Dobbies, Carnegie Drive.
Cafes, bistro, Restaurants:
The Wee restaurant in North Queensferry is rightly famous. Reubens bistro on Dunfermline New Row and the Fire station cafe and art centre are worth a visit. Waterfront Hawes Inn restaurant in South Queensferry has history, open fires and real ale.
Activities are plentiful, boat rides to Islands with seals and sea birds, sailing and boating parks, golf, 10 screen cinema, Boness steam railway, Falkirk wheel and the Kelpies. Horseriding, fishing, gliding are also nearby. Scottish bus museum and Knockhill.
Rental cars: Edinburgh airport (not Edinburgh city). "Enterprise" Dunfermline will even collect you! Tel: 01383 723333
Traveline, Public Transport Information. Tel: 0870 200 22 33
Trains run frequently, approximately every 20 minutes to Edinburgh at peak time but is best to check with B Rail (0845 748 4950) as to exact timing as they sometimes put extra ones on for festivals & also they are periodically doing work on rail & road bridge (F.E.T.A. 0131 319 1897).
Bus park & ride Inverkeithing 01383 420197 (every 10 minutes at peak times) and Halbeath junction.
Taxi 01383 410088.
Visit Scotland 0131 332 2433. Tourist information 0990 992244 / 0131 473 3800. More numbers available in the cottage.