If you are looking to venture out from Balmeadowside & Vicarsford, we have a few suggestions for places to eat, places to visit and things to do…

With St Andrews, Dundee & Perth all close and Edinburgh only an hour’s drive away, plus the beautiful Fife and Perthshire countryside on your doorstep, there is plenty to do whatever your interests.

If you come across somewhere that is not on our list, we’d love to hear about it.

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Family days out near...

Little Italy

A favourite Italian restaurant of ours, please note that booking is recommended!

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 479299
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Jannettas Gelateria

A must visit! Jannettas Gelateria and Cafe in St Andrews has been serving up a delicious taste of Scotland for over 100 years. As the fourth generation of the same family running the business in the same location, we are very proud to be continuing the Jannettas passion for making and sharing our award-winning ice cream.

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 473285
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Kitschnbake

This welcoming space has uninterrupted views over the River Tay to Dundee. Perfect for enjoying our spectacular Scottish sunsets, dolphin watching and our double award winning baking. Everything is freshly baked to order, and we use the finest ingredients we can find.

  • Location: Newport-on-Tay
  • Phone: 01382 542704
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The View Restaurant

Quality ingredients are sourced locally and the menu changes with their availability along with daily specials boards which include fantastic produce from in and around North East Fife

  • Location: Newport-on-Tay
  • Phone: 01382 542287
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The Newport Restaurant

The Newport celebrates the bountiful larder its surrounding area provides. With the finest ingredients, Jamie Scott and his team will pay homage to the region and ensure your dining experience is unforgettable.

  • Location: Newport-on-Tay
  • Phone: 01382 541449
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The Press Cafe-Bistro

Offers a wide range of freshly prepared dishes available to sit in or take away. We would recommend the Burgers!

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 208384
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Anstruther Fish Bar and Restaurant

Fish 'n' chips overlooking the harbour, plus local lobster and crab, to eat in or take away

  • Location: Anstruther
  • Phone: 01333 310518
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St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs

The beautiful beaches in and around St Andrews should be accessible to everyone including those with mobility issues. Our Beach Wheelchairs solve this problem.

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 0300 012 2014
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V & A Dundee

V&A Dundee is an international centre of design for Scotland. It celebrates Scotland’s historic importance in design and hosts major exhibitions of outstanding international design, helping people understand their own and others’ cultural heritage.

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 411 611
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Forgan’s

Grill and European dishes made from sustainable produce, in a skylit, industrialchic restaurant

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 466973
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The Boudingait Bar & Restaurant

We pride ourselves on trying to offer a seriously comfortable and fun drinking and dining experience

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 654681
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Elmwood Golf Country Club

Fairways Restaurant offers a relaxed, family friendly environment, with stunning views over the golf course and local hills

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 658782
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Luvians Ice Cream Parlour

There are over 30 flavours of award winning ice cream to choose from containing only the finest and most natural ingredients

  • Location: St Andrews & Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 654820
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Zizzi’s

Our Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts – all in a uniquely designed restaurant. Our Italian menu also includes Vegan and Vegetarian option

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 474676
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Libo’s

Traditional Fish and Chips Takeaway

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 652 855
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Ostlers Close Restaurant

Locally-sourced, gourmet Scottish cuisine in an intimate, elegant, white tablecloth setting

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 655574
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The Seafood Restaurant

Offering an exquisite dining experience plus informal, accessible specialità del giorno if you only want to catch up with friends for a casual “bite”, discuss work or just chill.

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 479475
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The Tavern at Strathkinness

A regularly changing menu of pub classics and scrumptious specials (Dog Friendly)

  • Location: Strathkinness
  • Phone: 01334 850085
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Milly’s Kitchen

Offering delicious homemade sandwiches, cakes, pastries, coffee and tea. (Dog Friendly)

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 654 411
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Moncreiffe Hill

This mixed conifer and broadleaf woodland cloaks the majestic Moncreiffe Hill, offering panoramic views stretching to Fife and the Lomond Hills. The wood is home to red squirrel and its diverse habitats support a fascinating range of plant life. And with two Iron Age hill forts to explore, there’s plenty of historic interest too.

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Fisher & Donaldson

Delicious handmade chocolates and cakes and, of course, we can’t forget their famous fudge doughnut which comes highly recommended!

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 656433
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Gleneagles Golf

With three championship golf courses, Scotland’s PGA National Golf Academy, and a member of Great Golf Resorts of the World – golf is at the very heart of Gleneagles

  • Location: Gleneagles
  • Phone: 0800 389 3737
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Tentsmuir Forest & Kinshaldy Beach

You can find pine-scented forest, windswept sands and a wonderful range of wildlife at Tentsmuir. The trails are ideal for walking, family cycling or horse riding. Don’t forget your £2.00 for the carpark!!

  • Location: Leuchars
  • Phone: 0300 067 6380
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Apex Yu Spa

Inspired by the ancient Japanese belief in the healing power of hot water, or "Yu," our Dundee spa provides relaxation, restoration and repose

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 309309
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Blossom Beauty

As well as the practicalities of waxing and nails we specialise in facials, massage and signature spa treatments exclusive to blossom

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 844999
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Old Course Spa

Release stress, reconnect with family, friends, and most of all, with yourself, at Kohler Waters Spa. From soothing, waterinspired treatment rooms to our Deep Relaxation and Thermal Suite, Kohler Waters Spa provides well-being around every corner

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 474371
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Senses Health and Beauty

At Senses we aim to create a unique and personal experience indulging the mind, body and soul and to offer the very best in beauty, relaxation and holistic treatments, using the highest quality products for your skin, health and beauty needs

  • Location: Ardargie
  • Phone: 01738 851023
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Sutherlands Hair & Beauty

With over 59 years experience in the hair and beauty industry, Sutherlands Hair and Beauty prides itself on providing a top quality service for all your pampering needs

  • Location: Newport-on-Tay
  • Phone: 01382 542369
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Odeon Dundee

Founded back in 1930, ODEON is the largest and best-known cinema chain in the UK and Ireland

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 0333 006 7777
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Cineworld Dundee

Cineworld is one of Europe's leading cinema groups

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 0871 200 2000
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The New Picture House

The New Picture House is an independent cinema located in St Andrews, Scotland, which was first opened in 1934

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 474902
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Perth Playhouse

Experience movies in IMAX at Perth's independent cinema. 7 Screens showing all the latest releases and old favourites

  • Location: Perth
  • Phone: 01738 623126
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Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre

Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre present a lively mix of music, theatre, dance, art and events

  • Location: Perth
  • Phone: 01738 621031
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Dundee Rep Theatre

Dundee Rep Theatre is home to Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 223530
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The Byre Theatre

The Byre Theatre is a vibrant hub for the community and serves as a focal point for the Arts in North East Fife

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 475000
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Edinburgh

Catch a train or drive to Scotland's Capital and take in everything this wonderful city has to offer

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Overgate Shopping Centre

With an excellent selection of 56 stores, Overgate is the destination for busy shoppers looking for great retail stores or somewhere to relax

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St Andrews Town

The town is well stocked with restaurants, cafes and shops although keeping its quaint yet bustling vibe

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Fife’s Farmer Market

St. Andrews Farmers Market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month Cupar Farmers Market is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month

  • Location: St Andrews & Cupar
  • Phone: 07773 280105
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Perth Leisure Pool

Flumes, wild water, outdoor lagoon, whirlpools and more…

  • Location: Perth
  • Phone: 01738 454654
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East Sands Leisure

Freeform leisure pool with sloping beach area, tropical palms, giant flume and aqua run inflatable

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 659473
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Dundee Olympia

The whole family can look forward to a brilliant day out in Dundee at one of Scotland’s newest leisure pools

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 432300
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Balmule Park Fishery

Balmure is a family run business which is relatively new. The main aim of this relatively new venture is fishing which caters to all ages and levels

  • Location: Dunfermline
  • Phone: 07776174411
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Raith Lake Fishery

A 24 acre fly fishing, boat only venue located just on the edge of Kirkcaldy

  • Location: Kirkcaldy
  • Phone: 01592 646466
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Goldenloch Fishing

The Goldenloch, is a small family run fishing business.FLY FISHING only at Berryhill Loch, set in the beautiful countryside of North Fife, Established in 1985, with 26 years experience looking after anglers of all ages.

  • Location: Newburgh
  • Phone: 01337 840 355
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Cameron Reservoir

The reservoir is leased by the St Andrews Angling Club and they offer fly-only fishing from both bank and boat.

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 470654
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Walk Highlands

Walkhighlands' mission is to encourage the enjoyment of walking through being the best information source and social network for walkers in Scotland

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Fife Coastal Path

The Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level, to the wild and demanding. Whether done in bite sized chunks or as a long distance route there is definitely something for everyone

  • Location: Fife
  • Phone: 01592 656080
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Ladybank Golf Club

For lovers of the game away from the sea Ladybank Golf Club provides a classic heathland test and enjoys a reputation as one of the finest inland layouts in Scotland

  • Location: Ladybank
  • Phone: 01337 830814
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St Andrews Links

With seven courses, a Golf Academy, five shops and three clubhouses, St Andrews Links is a diverse place

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 466 666
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Elmwood Golf

The course is suitable for all standards of golfers and, with scenic views of Tarvit Hill and the Lomond Hills, not forgetting the wildlife which thrives on our environmentally friendly course.

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 658780
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Lindores Abbey Distillery

The Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky. Revived after 523 years. Offering daily tours.

  • Location: Newburgh
  • Phone: 01337 842547
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Scone Palace

Scone Palace is one of Perth's most popular visitor attractions and a great day out in Scotland; offering a variety of things to see and do, outdoor activities, a food hall and coffee shop

  • Location: Perth
  • Phone: 01738 552300
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Verdant Works

At Scotland's Jute Museum at Verdant Works the rattle and the roar of the original restored machinery transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee was its realm

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 309060
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Discovery Point

A trip to Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audio-visual shows, computer based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 309060
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Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing

Enjoy 'Real Racing.. Real Fun' at Scotland's largest indoor karting centre

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 597 555
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Combat City

Battle it out at Scotland's largest indoor laser tag arena, featuring epic 'Call of Duty' and 'Battlefield' style missions

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 597 558
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Wee Kingdom

Indoor soft play are for younger children

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 659 008
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Edinburgh Zoo

For a great day out, you can't beat Edinburgh Zoo

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Phone: 0131 334 9171
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Deep Sea World

Tour the magical themed zones and move around the world heading towards a spectacular Underwater Safari

  • Location: South Queensferry
  • Phone: 01383 411880
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Camperdown Country Park

The largest public park in Dundee with a play complex and wildlife centre

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 433259
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Falkland Palace

Experience a day in the life of the Stuart monarchs at Falkland Palace, their country residence for 200 years – and a favourite place of Mary, Queen of Scots

  • Location: Falkland
  • Phone: 01337 857397
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Cairnie Fruit Farm Mega Maze

5-8 foot high Maize Maze, gokarts, trampolines, flying fox and other surprises

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 655610
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St Andrews Aquarium

An Underwater World of Adventure and discovery

  • Location: St Andrews
  • Phone: 01334 474786
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Dundee Science Centre

Explore the wonders of science in over 80 hands-on exhibits

  • Location: Dundee
  • Phone: 01382 228800
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The Scottish Deer Centre

A big, fun day out at one of Fife's largest visitor attractions with the kids

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01337 810391
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Watts of Cupar

A varied menu to cover all tastes specialising in steak (Dog Friendly)

  • Location: Cupar
  • Phone: 01334 657938
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