Cupar (/ˈkuːpər/ listen (help·info); Scottish Gaelic: Cùbar) is a town, former royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland. It lies between Dundee and Glenrothes. According to a 2011 population estimate, Cupar had a population around 9,000, making it the ninth largest settlement in Fife, and the civil parish a population of 11,183 (in 2011). It is the historic county town of Fife, before the council moved to Glenrothes.
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4 based on 706 reviews
Covering over 55 acres of countryside, the centre is home to fourteen species of deer from all over the world, Fife’s only wolf pack, otters and other rare breeds including the Scottish Wildcat. You can also come face to face with some amazing birds in the Raptor World Bird of Prey Centre. You’ll learn all about these amazing creatures and enjoy a day that is not only fun, but also provides a fascinating insight into the animal kingdom. More information about daily tours, feeding events, activities and dates can be found on the centre's website. After a busy day getting to know the animals, why not relax and unwind with afternoon tea in the café, or pick up a bargain at the woollen mill shop.Take a walk on the wild side and join The Scottish Deer Centre for a great day out the whole family will enjoy!
Visited with a friend and although it was food patting the deer I felt it was a bit dated. There are bears and wolves but it would be helpful if there was more information about them, like what the bears are called and their relationship to each other. The treetop walk was closed for maintenance. A bit expensive for what it is but okay if you’re looking for something local to do if you’re bored and don’t want to travel.
4.5 based on 148 reviews
We very much enjoyed our visit to Hill of Tarvit, which offers an interesting overview of life "Upstairs, Downstairs" during the Edwardian period. Each room has its very own character, and we specially appreciated the elegant guest bedroom upstairs. The French-style salon on the ground floor is also most attractive.
Worthy of note are the wonderful portraits by the great Scottish artists, Alan Ramsay and Henry Raeburn.
The Panorama from the Terrace is delightful on a sunny day.
We were shown round the house by a gentleman who obviously loved the place, took pleasure in relating its history and who answered all our questions most willingly.
The only negative aspect of our visit was the state of the toilets which were not as clean as they ought to have been.
National Trust please note!
4 based on 341 reviews
Cairnie Fruit Farm is a long established family run business in Cupar, Fife and is a popular local landmark. The Farm Shop showcases a spectacular display of ready-picked fruit the farm produces, delicious take-away home-baking (made and served daily in the tearoom). The Funyard has many fun outdoor playpark attractions including go-carts and zip wire. The Mega Maze offers hours of fun as does the Pick Your Own fruit.
What an excellent event and night at the maze with the Halloween ghost and ghouls and the horror characters jumping out of the shadows and chasing you around with chainsaws etc. A excellent 2.5 hours spent with the kids being scared and having fun, torch required, pre-booking we went on Sunday 29th Oct and it was fully booked. What a great laugh.
Café open for the waiting parents too scared to enter the maze......
5 based on 36 reviews
Please note that the Comrie centre is now closed and all our activities will be carried out at our base at The Scottish Deer centre, near Cupar in Fife.All vouchers include access to the deer centre so it is well worth coming along for a whole day out and enjoy all the attractions and facilities on offer here.
Raptor World Interactive is situated inside the Deer Centre itself.
My daughter and I visited the Deer Centre today, and after having a good look around there, discovered the Falconry. There were many birds of prey to be seen out in the viewing area. The female falconer was tending to them while we were watching, and it was apparent that she had a special way with the birds.
Later on in the afternoon there was a display put on by her in the falconry arena, which attracted several people. She flew three birds, a Harris Hawk, a European Eagle Owl and a Kestrel, all the time talking at great length about each bird, and literally had them eating out of her hand, and flying low above our heads! Photo opportunities were available.
As my title suggests, we were spectators, and this display was free, included in the standard Deer Centre admission price, and fascinated us.
However, if you want the true first-hand experience, and to fly some of the birds of prey yourself, then naturally there is a cost for doing so and it requires booking.
5 based on 13 reviews
Visited these Gardens yesterday with my wife and were immediately struck by the warm welcome from hosts Caroline and Andrew. We were given an overview of the walled garden and other areas and items of interest before we set off to explore the lovely Gardens and we were most impressed by the displays. It was so peaceful we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Back to the café for an excellent coffee and lemon drizzle cake to die for! We will be back but earlier in the year to see the rose archway in all its glory.
4 based on 35 reviews
Why call this place a zoo when there are no animals?. A rip off from entering building thru to our escaping to the poorly marked out car park to find somewhere cheaper to eat. Driving from the south on the B937 from Ladybank, there is inadequate signage, which meant we missed our turn off.
The good news was that the first place we could turn the car, was at the Birnie Loch nature reserve which incidentally, IS worth visiting and has ducks, dragon flies and water creatures in abundance.
Anyhoo, back to the 'Zoo'. On arrival the parents get stung for kids to get 2 hours access the Sloth thingie. Luckily the adults only get stung when they have to fork out a rediculous amount of cash for a Luke warm coffee and drinks for the kids. Only one girl on duty, taking entrance money and manning the cafe which caused delays in serving up teas and coffees. Glad we didn't go for the the snacks on offer. If we had, I'm sure we'd have been there for hours.
There was no supervision of kids in the Sloth thingie. The management obviously put their trust in parents doing that. The netting at the side of the framework look a bit ropey. I witnessed a wee girl pushing against a netting wall and I'm sure if she had run up,against it as kids do, it might have given way.
The cafe area is tacky and cramped and it's very noisy in amongst kids being kids and shouting, fighting and crying. Tables were sticky and would benefit from staff cleaning them after family groups leave. The tub with plastic balls is most likely to be a health hazard for the kids, some of which I saw, having a good chew at the balls. I didn't risk going to the loos, as I've seen other reports on that subject.
Whilst I am all for, the need for attractions of this sort in Fife and appreciate what the management are trying to set up, they need to make what they've got, more affordable and pleasurable. Once they have some animals they could raise prices to reflect running costs. I very rarely give a 'Poor' rating in my reports, but I struggled to see any good points about Fife Zoo which would encourage our group of six adults and five kids to return.
It wouldn't take a lot to advertise this place as a limited useage attraction, increasing the on hands on staff and cleanliness of the surroundings.
4.5 based on 6 reviews
I have spent quite a lot of time during the last three days exploring all of the 9 Woods within the Ladybank area. If you are really fit and adventurous you could actually explore them all in the one day. Some of the woods are better and offer more than others. If you want peace, quiet and tranquillity then most of my first six selections would be good for this. I met quite a few dog walkers during my visits round the different ones. I am sure there are people who have a favourite wood to go to. This was my first time of exploring these woods and below is what I thought of the nine different areas.
Heatherhall Wood was my favourite of them all. It was the largest, busiest with walkers, families, and dog walkers, and also has a fairly large car park, a disabled parking section too. There is an information board at the entrance, picnic benches at sporadic locations throughout the wood. The Rossie Drain (a watercourse) borders one side of the wood. Plenty of pathways here.
Monkstown Wood was probably my second favourite. Not a huge wood in comparison to Heatherhall, but it has its own car park, information board, quite a lengthy circular walk, but on a nice pathway. It has a small pond and a horseshoe shaped Seating area.
Cairnfield Muir would come next on my list. This one is well off the beaten track, but well worth seeking out. I never saw a soul in all the time I was there. Car parking for a couple of vehicles. This walk basically is circular, around a few ponds, which could be described as almost one huge pond, with very scenic views. Whilst I was there I saw ducks, and which I'm almost certain was a heron just disappearing when it caught sight of me.
South Annsmuir would be next. There were a few people here when I visited including a couple on mobility scooters. This wood is located near to the Ladybank Golf Club, and is a fair size.
Then would come Heggie's Muir Wood and Gravelpit Wood. These two woods are separated by a small pond, a lot of new plantations, and a 'pillbox'. A nice path to walk along is down near the bottom of these woods, close to the railway line. Each of these woods has parking for approximately 2 to 3 cars.
North Annsmuir would fit in about here for me. The Ladybank Golf Course separates North Annsmuir from South Annsmuir. A 'pillbox' is in the northwest corner of this wood but is very difficult to access, being heavily overgrown, and quite near to the busy main road (the A92).
Then would come Edens Muir, not too much going on in this one, quite difficult to access and not many paths through it, however, I did spot a couple of deer jumping the fence and heading into this wood.
Lastly would be Triangle Wood, more than likely so named because of its shape. Borders with the busy A92. Not much going on here either, and very difficult to access.
For fuller information about these woods, and exactly how to get to them, go into the Ladybank Woods website and download the 'Ladybank Woods Map' from their page.
Personally I've had an enjoyable three days exploring them all. It is possible to see red squirrels but my luck wasn't in this time!
4 based on 7 reviews
I had a pleasant walk round Haugh Park this afternoon, as it was a fine mild day for December. It is not the biggest of parks I've walked round but nonetheless I found it peaceful and it is only a 2 to 3 minute walk from the busy town centre.
There were a few people walking around, and dog walkers too while I visited.
The River Eden runs along the edge of Haugh Park.
The park itself includes a play park for the little ones, fitness equipment aimed at aged 15 plus, a picnic area and a bandstand. The Cupar War Memorial is also located near to the entrance of Haugh Park.
Free car parking with spaces for over 200 cars is available at the Fluthers car park which is directly across the road from Haugh Park. There are toilet facilities too at the entrance to the car park.
Would recommend a visit if you are in the area. It would also be a lovely spot for a picnic in nice weather.
4 based on 3 reviews
Visited the Daftmill Distillery in the early afternoon today with my wife.
We pre-arranged an appointment. You can't just turn up and hope to see it. Appointments must be made in advance either by using their website or by phoning up.
Little difficult to find initially as postcode shows as being next to a nursing home but access is from another road altogether, the A91.
We were shown around by the owner, who seems to be rightly proud of his Enterprise.
Small, unique distillery still in its infancy. A fascinating tour and explanation of production from farm to cask and the guy was happy to answer all the questions we had. It is not yet known when the first batch will be ready to bottle but from the aroma of the samples he showed to us, it is going to be well worth the wait.
Well worth the visit if you either really enjoy your Whisky, or are more interested in the distilling process.
5 based on 1 reviews
To the North end of Ladybank lies this excellent park ideal for walking and with a generous well equipped play area with swings and chutes .There are 2 pitches and a small pavilion and public toilets . The pitches are well used by The Fife Youth Development League. parking available in the quiet street beside the park . Well used by young families and walkers
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