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Balgonie Castle

Balgonie Castle

4.73km from Riverside Park

Balgonie Castle is a 14th century tower-keep and later courtyard built on a river cliff overlooking the River Leven a short distance east of Glenrothes in Fife. It is privately owned and has been partially restored, and is open to visitors by appointment. Balgonie has a special place in my heart because it was where my wife and I were married in 2006.

The Fife Pilgrim Way - Waymarker

The Fife Pilgrim Way - Waymarker

4.89km from Riverside Park

The Fife Pilgrim Way is a new long distance route opened in July 2019, connecting West Fife with East Fife via routes used by medieval pilgrims. The overall route brings together a network of existing paths, tracks, core paths and rights of way into a single journey across the heart of Fife. Much of the route is on hard surfaces , hence trainers may be a better choice than boots for footwear.

East Lomond

East Lomond

5.11km from Riverside Park

Also known as Falkland Hill, the 424m East Lomond is a popular outing and is easily “summited” from the high car park on its eastern side. Other well used routes are from Craigmead to the west and Falkland to the north. The southern approaches from Glenrothes and Holl tend to be a bit quieter. The remains of Iron Age hill forts can be found around the summits of both East and West Lomond as well as at Maiden Castle, a grassy knoll that lies between the two.

Falkland Palace & Garden

Falkland Palace & Garden

6.07km from Riverside Park

Falkland Palace, in Falkland, Fife, Scotland, is a royal palace of the Scottish Kings. It was one of the favourite places of Mary, Queen of Scots, providing an escape from political and religious turmoil. There are a profusion of flowering shrubs and trees in the Spring and the adjoining orchard is full of apple blossom - just ideal for a picnic. There is a peaceful pool garden where you can sit and take in the magnificent scenery.

West Lomond

West Lomond

8.52km from Riverside Park

West Lomond is the highest point in Fife. It is thus a very popular hill no doubt contributed to by the ease of the ascent along the “motorway” from Craigmead. Its cone-shaped summit, which is the remains of a volcanic plug, rises above an escarpment of Carboniferous sandstone and limestone layers, capped with a quartz-microgabbro sill. One of the nice trekking destination and also you can spend some good time in the middle of nature.

Wemyss Castle

Wemyss Castle

8.92km from Riverside Park

Wemyss Castle is an old castle and mansion, long held by the Wemyss family, on cliffs above the sea on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. After the second world war the walled garden at Wemyss Castle became largely redundant. Since 1993 it has been lovingly overhauled and redesigned by Charlotte Wemyss. The six-acre walled garden has become a symphony of spring and summer flowers. Clematis, roses and ornamental trees are the stars of the show supported by herbaceous planting.

MacDuff Castle

MacDuff Castle

8.93km from Riverside Park

A ruined castle standing on cliffs immediately to the east of East Wemyss in Fife, MacDuff's Castle is said to have been originally constructed by the MacDuff Earls of Fife in the 11th Century. The surrounding estates passed to the Wemyss family and the present structure was built in the 15th Century as their seat. The castle was abandoned by the mid-17th C. when the family moved to Wemyss Castle, lying 2 miles to the southwest. There was once a passage which descended into the Well Cave below,

Wemyss Caves

Wemyss Caves

8.95km from Riverside Park

The Wemyss Caves house mysterious carvings from as early as 300AD. In the face of natural and human threats, archaeologists are racing to decode them before they vanish. The Caves are historically precious due to the high number of carvings which are inscribed on their walls. The earliest of these are thought to date to the Bronze Age, whilst the vast majority are connected with the Pictish period.

Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle

9.39km from Riverside Park

Ravenscraig Castle is one of the earliest artillery forts in Scotland and has two round towers linked by a cross range. This was later granted to William Sinclair in exchange for the Earldom of Orkney. Its defences were upgraded to support artillery in the mid-sixteenth century but it saw no action until 1651 when it was attacked and badly damaged by Oliver Cromwell.

Ravenscraig Park

Ravenscraig Park

9.42km from Riverside Park

Ravenscraig Park is a well-loved destination for many Fifers and people from across central Scotland. The Park exists for the benefit of the local community and Fife Council is keen to encourage all members of the community to use the park, and feel they have an opportunity to link into the future developments within park.

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Kirkcaldy Galleries

9.93km from Riverside Park

Kirkcaldy Galleries is the main museum, library and exhibition space in Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland. The museum contains many significant works by the Glasgow Boys. Situated on the ground floor, is the museum's award-winning permanent exhibition covering the town's industrial heritage. The museum also has a cafe which displays examples of Wemyss Ware pottery, made in the town from around the 1890s to 1930s

Beveridge Park

Beveridge Park

10.68km from Riverside Park

Beveridge Park Bog Gardens which is a modest area of wetlands with a wooden walkway over it which attracts a variety of wildlife including tadpoles, frogs insects and birds. There are plenty of things to do here, including football, rugby, tennis, putting, and woodland walks. The park dates back to 1892, when Provost Michael Beveridge bequeathed 104 acres of Raith Estate to the people of Kirkcaldy.

Lochore Meadows

Lochore Meadows

10.96km from Riverside Park

Loch Ore is a loch situated in Fife, Scotland. It forms the core of Lochore Meadows Country Park. It is used mainly for leisure purposes, especially yachting, although the uneven depth can make the likes of speed boating problematic. The loch is the training site of many sports teams, including the University of St Andrews Boat Club. The loch holds many events, such as the annual Scottish Open Water Championships where the swimmers compete in a 5 km, 2 km and 4×1 km relay swim, and Saints Regatt

Benarty Hill

Benarty Hill

11.78km from Riverside Park

Benarty Hill, locally simply Benarty, rises above and to the west of Ballingry, in the west of Fife, Scotland. The summit ridge forms the boundary with Perth and Kinross. It is a prominent feature of the view from the M90 motorway, and from Kinross and Loch Leven. The lower slopes are steep on all sides, but the extensive heath around the summit is relatively flat.

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

11.88km from Riverside Park

Loch Leven is a fresh water loch located immediately to the east of the burgh of Kinross. Roughly circular in shape and about 3 miles in diameter, it is one of the shallowest of the Scottish lochs—with a mean depth of 15 feet —and has become important as a nature reserve. The loch is a roosting area for geese in winter and a resting area for ducks. It is renowned for its fishing.

Leven Beach

Leven Beach

12.1km from Riverside Park

Leven Beach is a family-owned holiday complex situated between Leven and Lundin Links on the South coast of Fife in Scotland. The beach is close to the town centre and has lovely views across the Firth of Forth. With parking, toilets, picnic tables overlooking the beach, a skate board park and children's play area and a nearby outdoor gym, this makes for a great family day out.

Crawford Priory

Crawford Priory

12.65km from Riverside Park

Crawford Priory is an impressive, Gothic mansion, started in 1809 and extended a few years later, but now a derelict and deteriorating shell. The present building replaced an earlier house that dated from the middle of the 18th century, and had a sumptuous interior. There are no significant remains of the internal gothic design save a cast iron balustrade in the D-shaped main stairhall in the east side of the building.

Lochleven Castle

Lochleven Castle

12.83km from Riverside Park

Lochleven Castle is a late 14th or early 15th century tower where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567. This ruined castle on an island in Loch Leven, in the Perth and Kinross local authority area of Scotland. Possibly built around 1300, the castle was the site of military action during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Today, the remains of the castle are protected as a scheduled monument in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. Loch Leven Castle is open to the public in summer, an

The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre

12.96km from Riverside Park

The Scottish Deer Centre in Fife is a popular tourist attraction set in 55 acres of lovely Fife countryside that aims to educate and entertain visitors with a diverse range of animal species, with an emphasis on deer. The park is currently home to 14 different species of deer as well as birds of prey, wildcats and wolves.

Fife Coastal Path

Fife Coastal Path

13.34km from Riverside Park

Fife boasts Scotland's longest continuous coastal path, stunning scenery and award-winning beaches. It stretches for 117 miles and is Scotland's longest continuous coastal path. The Fife Coastal Path is managed and maintained by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, a registered environmental charity, and is designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by NatureScot. About 500,000 people use the path every year, of whom about 35,000 walk the entire route.

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Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Glenrothes, UK

Riverside Park is idyllic territory for a saunter with the small ones and offers plenty of space to let the big ones detach and play games a short distance away or hit the skatepark! Just be sure to bring your helmet and serious padding for the concrete equipment. The park has several play areas and town art sculptures, adventure play areas, seasonal toilets and fitness equipment. It also features a few statues and objects from Boblingen, Germany, the twin town of Glenrothes.