Things to Do

Leisure

Parks – Kirkcaldy has three well maintained, picturesque and award winning parks. The Beveridge Park was opened in 1892 and was bequeathed by linen manufacturer and provost Michael Beveridge. It contains a boating lake, a formal garden with fountain, a skateboard park, a children’s play park, rugby ground and woodland walks. The Ravenscraig Park is adjacent to Ravenscraig Castle and is set with views over the Forth and beautiful coastline wooded walks, while Dunnikier Park is home to numerous woodland walk-ways.

Leisure centre – Kirkcaldy has a brand new leisure centre which opened at the end of 2013. The contemporary facilities include a 25m six-lane swimming pool and a training pool with moveable floor catering for customers of all ages.  The centre’s 70-station gym faces on to exceptional sea front views, while classes take place in a purpose-built fitness studio. Bring the kids for a swim and then a play in the multi-activity children’s play centre; while you sip on fresh coffee from the cafe. Visitors are welcome at any time to use all the facilities. See www.fifeleisure.org.uk.

Ice Rink – Kirkcaldy is the home of the oldest Ice Hockey team in the UK - the Fife Flyers. Fife Ice Arena first opened in 1938. Visitors can go and see a fast and furious ice hockey game, visit the museum displaying the 75 year history of the club or try ice skating at one of the public skating sessions. For more information, visit www.fifeiceirena.com.

Walking – Kirkcaldy has the longest promenade in Fife, running parallel with the High Street, and has fantastic sea-views across the Firth of Forth. Take a stroll along the Prom and then within a minute’s walk, be settled in one of the numerous cafes or restaurants for a morning coffee or a spot of lunch. Kirkcaldy also comprises part of the Fife Coastal path which is classed as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. For more information visit www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk.

 

History & Culture

The Galleries - Kirkcaldy Galleries opened in June 2013 following a major refurbishment of the town’s historic museum and library.

A warm welcome awaits you at this wonderful and nationally-acclaimed cultural venue. All exhibitions and many events are free of charge; including:

  • Kirkcaldy’s Moments in Time museum exhibition
  • A permanent display of Fife’s outstanding art collection, including Peploe, MacTaggart, Alison Watt and Jack Vettriano
  • A relaxing new café and shop
  • A vibrant modern library – where visitors to the area are welcome to borrow books
  • Family history and local studies resources – and help to use them
  • A host of other services, including free internet access

 

For the extensive 2016 Exhibitions Programme at The Galleries, please visit www.onfife.com for more details.

The Adam Smith Theatre - Located in Kirkcaldy's town centre, the Adam Smith Theatre is a popular venue in a traditional setting, well-loved for its high-quality shows, full-scale cinema and long history as the heart of the local arts scene. To find out more click here 

Buildings/architecture - Kirkcaldy is also host to an array of old and historic buildings; the oldest being Ravenscraig Castle (1460) at the order of King James II of Scotland. In addition are two homes of early wealthy merchants and ship-owners of Kirkcaldy’s harbour. ‘The Merchants House’ dates back to the 16th Century while ‘Sailors walk’ is 17th century, resting on foundations dating back to around 1460.

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