Things to do in and around St.Andrews, Fife, Scotland
The East Neuk is probably the most scenic part of Fife with visitors and holidaymakers looking to experience the unique bygone atmosphere of its' many fishing villages as well as the golf on offer. It is also the central point of the popular 'Fife Coastal Path' that stretches between the Forth Road and Tay Road Bridges .
Anstruther is the largest of the East Neuk villages and is a popular tourist destination with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. Boat trips leave here for the Isle of May , and the harbour has recently been upgraded to include a marina.
Crail is probably the most photographed of the East Neuk villages , and its not hard to see why. Crail's quaint cobbled streets are full of traditional fishing cottages. Many of the houses here have stunning views over the north sea and there is a lovely walk that takes you high above the houses overlooking the harbour.
St. Monans, Fife
St. Monans is perhaps lesser known but is still well worth a visit. The village has an imposing Kirk with panoramic views and old castle ruins nearby. There is a working windmill which is open to the public in the summer and also an award winning fish restaurant should you wish to dine here.
Elie , which leads on into Earlsferry is a highly sought after residential area and many people have holiday homes here. There are beautiful golden sand beaches all around and also a boating/ activity centre which has boats, pedaloes, surfboards and canoes for hire. In the summer Elie is particularly popular with families looking for a good day out on the beach.
Pittenweem is a classic fishing village and artists flock here to paint the beautifully rugged landscape. A large fishing fleet still operates from the busy harbour area and the village is host to a week long arts festival in August each year. If you are here around that time, we strongly recommend you visit Pittenweem. The arts festival starts with a spectacular music and fireworks display and throughout the week the village is teaming with visitors who are able to browse the dozens of homes (converted into mini art galleries) which are open to the public.