Explore Scotland: East Central Scotland

02 Jun 2015
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East Central Scotland covers the spectacular regions of Perthshire, Fife, and Dundee. Perthshire's spectacular, diverse countryside is steeped in history: the stories of Mary Queen of Scots, Rob Roy and William Wallace all have their chapters here.

In Fife you will find some of the UK's best kept beaches, delightful fishing villages, and in Dundee a revitalised cultural centre.

Perthshire, Scotland's adventure capital

Perthshire is the irrefutable adventure capital of Scotland. This area sits astride the Highland Boundary Fault, the natural phenomenon which fused the Highlands and Lowlands together many thousands of years ago. Today this same 'fault' provides the area with the terrific mix of terrain that forms the playground for many of the outdoor pursuits on land, water and in the air: world-class fishing, walking routes ranging from waymarked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on- and off-road and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities.

The Kingdom of Fife

Home to Scotland's capital for six centuries, Fife has always been at the heart of the nation's history, evidence of which can still be found in its wealth of castles, cathedrals, and places of historic interest. The Kingdom of Fife is also known throughout the world as the Home of Golf and boasts more than forty courses, from the famed fairways of St Andrews and several traditional seaside links to beautifully landscaped parkland and heathland courses suitable for golfers of all levels.

Dundee, City of Discovery

Head north of Fife and you hit the city of Dundee. The city has a lively arts scene and a blossoming cultural quarter where thought-provoking art and literature sit alongside cosmopolitan cinema and theatre. As you visit the city today, you could bump into Desperate Dan, circle around a dragon, become a polar explorer, shop 'till you drop, test your senses, visit the theatre, go ice skating, swimming, or have a game of golf. Whatever appeals, Scotland's City of Discovery promises you a fantastic day out.

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