46 Kirkcaldy – Dundee

Kirkcaldy - Dundee

This Scottish journey features beauty and culture, with highlights including MacDuff's Castle, Leven beach, Ceres village green, Cupar, Tayport, Dundee, and scenic walks, fashion, and shopping.


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No. of Attractions:

6 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour 48 minutes

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Starting point:

Kirkcaldy Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Kirkcaldy is known as the birthplace of social philosopher and economist Adam Smith who wrote his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations in the town.

Journey Overview

Beauty and culture entwine perfectly on this fantastic journey. From Fife’s southern coast through to the delightful Eden Valley, onto the banks of the Tay before a gripping climax in Dundee, the UK’s most emerging cultural hotspot and shopping paradise.

The bus makes its way past the spell-binding MacDuff’s Castle in East Wemyss, before respite and tranquillity at Leven, with its idyllic beach and Silverburn Park. It’s soon through Ceres, home to one of Scotland’s rare village greens, the Fife Folk Museum and the Ceres Games, held annually since 1315. Before long, the double-decker bus with its eyebrow raising views, nestles in Cupar and the River Eden and Haugh Park, then it’s off to Tayport with yet more views, this time across the sometimes moody but often calm, Tay to Dundee and Broughty Ferry and of Tentsmuir Forest.

This is a route with splendid walks, gorgeous coastal paths, fashion and shops – little wonder that last year, it was so popular with dogs when bus operator Stagecoach held its ‘Paws at the Palace’ day, offering cut-price deals for four-legged creatures out on their daily walks!

A Fab Day Out!

Starting in Kirkcaldy, there are plenty of attractions to explore. The Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery is a “must-see”, showcasing a range of art and exhibitions, including the works of local artist Jack Vettriano. The Ravenscraig Park is another great spot to visit, offering picturesque views of the Firth of Forth and a relaxing atmosphere. Kirkcaldy also has a lovely selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore.

The first stop on the 46 is Dysart, a small historic village. The Dysart Harbour is a popular spot to visit, with its traditional Scottish fishing boats and stunning sea views. The Harbourmaster’s House is a historic building that houses an art gallery and visitor center, showcasing the area’s rich history and culture.

The next stop is Leven, a seaside town known for its beautiful beaches and excellent seafood. The Leven Beach is a great spot to relax and take in the scenic views of the coastline. The town centre is also worth exploring, with its range of shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Back on board and Kennoway is a small town that is home to the popular Fife Zoo. This family-friendly attraction is a great place to see a range of animals, including meerkats, lemurs, and wallabies. The town also has a range of parks and green spaces to explore, including the Kennoway Den Nature Reserve.

Onto the bus again and to Bonnybank, which is a small village that is home to the Bonnybank Inn, a traditional Scottish pub that serves excellent food and drink. The village is also surrounded by picturesque countryside, making it a great spot for a relaxing stroll.

It’s back on the 46 maybe to Craigrothie, another small village and the fab and popular Craigrothie Inn, a historic pub that dates back to the 18th century. The village also has a range of beautiful gardens and parks to explore, including the Craigrothie Village Green.

Further along this great route and Ceres is a historic village that is renowned for the Ceres Inn, a traditional Scottish pub that serves excellent food and drink. The village also hosts the Ceres Highland Games, an annual event that celebrates Scotland’s rich cultural heritage.

Cupar is further along the route and is a small town with a range of historic attractions, including the Cupar Heritage Centre and the Cupar War Memorial. The town also has a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore.

In Dundee, there are plenty of attractions to explore, including the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, the McManus Art Gallery and Museum, and the V&A Dundee. The city also has a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants to explore, making it a great spot to spend the day.

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