1. Let's start by being completely honest: Fife is a total dump. Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons Cellardyke. 2. Everything you've heard is true, it really is ugly. Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons Fields near Barnyards Marsh. 3. And there are depressing housing estates everywhere. Stephenmccluskey81 / Getty Images The Royal Burgh Of Culross. 4. In fact, most of the buildings are 1960s tower blocks. Flickr: 10935718@N06 / Creative Commons Harbour Cottage, Pittenweem. 5. Not to be rude or anything, but what were the architects thinking? Flickr: yellowbookltd / Creative Commons Abbot House, Dunfermline. 6. Seriously, it's like something out of a gritty crime novel. Flickr: flissphil / Creative Commons Pittenweem. 7. In fact, the towns are so depressing you'll wonder why anyone lives there. Flickr: bruce89 Creative Commons Crail. 8. Plus the mean locals constantly bully and harass you. Flickr: jenosaur / Creative Commons The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar. 9. You'll struggle to find somewhere acceptable to eat in Fife. Flickr: emmamykytyn / Creative Commons The Covenanter hotel, restaurant, and coffee shop, Falkland. 10. And you certainly won't find anything fresh on the menu if you do. Flickr: pettifoggist / Creative Commons Line caught haddock and chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar. 11. Plus, it's impossible to get a decent dessert anywhere. Flickr: designfeast / Creative Commons Sticky toffee pudding from The Doll's House Restaurant, St Andrews. 12. Or even a wee treat for the kids. Flickr: flissphil / Creative Commons Nicholson Sweets and Ice Cream Shop, Pittenweem. 13. Or something for the grown-ups, especially if you like a dram. kingsbarnsdistillery.com Kingsbarns Distillery. 14. You won't see any rolling, pretty fields in Fife. Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons Lower Largo. 15. Perhaps it was rural and unspoilt years ago, but not any more. Flickr: thehawk1 / Creative Commons Fields near Leuchars. 16. And although Fife is technically beside the sea, you'd never know it. Geo246 / Getty Images Pittenweem harbour. 17. It's pretty hard to access the coast as it's all so built up. Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons The Fife Coastal Path in Anstruther. 18. And if you do find somewhere with a sea view, there isn't much to look at. Jbyard / Getty Images St. Andrews castle. 19. If you're unlucky enough to get stuck in Fife, you'll find there's nothing to do. Flickr: easylocum / Creative Commons Largo Bay sailing club. 20. No surprising, exciting activities to try. Flickr: readephotography / Creative Commons Oceanics Surf School, St Andrews. 21. And no interesting attractions to visit. Flickr: brizo_the_scot / Creative Commons Scotland's Secret Bunker, Troywood. 22. Even the parks are a charmless disaster. Alanfin / Getty Images Pittencrief Park, Dunfermline. 23. There's nothing remotely appealing or magical about a single one. Flickr: 101765004@N03 / Creative Commons Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy. 24. "Hey, will I be able to see any wildlife in Fife?" LOL nope. Flickr: hagdorned / Creative Commons Puffins, Isle of May. 25. Fife has been completely wildlife-free for years. Flickr: pipsroadster / Creative Commons Grey seals relaxing on a buoy, Dalgety Bay. 26. But the worst thing of all is its utter lack of historical significance. Flickr: smartcommunityfife / Creative Commons Falkland palace. 27. Fife doesn't really have any heritage worth mentioning. Meowgli / Getty Images St Monans Windmill. 28. It's such a shame. Flickr: stressedtechy2 / Creative Commons Dunfermline Abbey. 29. Everything is pretty much brand new. Flickr: evanwilsonphoto / Creative Commons The Old Course, St. Andrews. 30. The whole place is basically just one big grubby car park. Flickr: pipsroadster / Creative Commons Inchcolm Abbey. 31. If you think a bit of snow might improve the scenery, think again. Flickr: chatiryworld / Creative Commons Lower Largo beach. 32. In fact, if anything it gets even uglier in winter. Flickr: thehawk1 / Creative Commons The Lomond Hills. 33. Summer isn't any better... Flickr: gordon_robertson / Creative Commons Elie. 34. ...autumn is indescribably joyless and bland... Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons Cliffs, Isle of May. 35. ...and spring is a sickening joke. Alanfin / Getty Images Dalgety Bay. 36. After just a single day in Fife you'll long to see something charming... Flickr: smartcommunityfife / Creative Commons A thatched cottage in Collessie. 37. ...something scenic... Flickr: 101765004@N03 / Creative Commons Loch Gelly. 38. ...something quaint... Flickr: brizo_the_scot / Creative Commons The Fife Folk Museum. 39. ...or just something, anything at all worth taking a photo of. Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons The zig-zag pier at St Monans. 40. Sadly, you'll be out of luck. Alanfin / Getty Images Aberdour Harbour at low tide. 41. There isn't a single Instagram filter that could make Fife look good. buzzfeed.com / Creative Commons Anstruther. 42. It truly is the worst place in all of Scotland. Alanfin / Getty Images Beach at Limekilns. 43. You should steer well clear if you know what's good for you. Flickr: cosmicherb70 / Creative Commons Elie Ness Lighthouse.