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With multiple properties across the East Neuk and St Andrews we are sure to have the perfect Holiday Home for you.
Guests to the area are definitely spoilt for choice in this stunning area. From walks with spectacular views, Michelin starred Restaurants, character filled High Street shops, to Championship Golf courses, there's something for everyone.
St Andrews encourages Golf Pilgrims, and it's a bucket list trip for many an avid golfer. The town has an almost magical attraction. The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in the world. It has hosted many famous golfing figures including Bobby Jones, Old Tom Morris, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. This iconic Golf Course is a course where visiting Amateurs and pleasure Golfers could find themselves rubbing shoulders with a few big names.
If golf in St Andrews is not your thing, there are quite a few other things to do. The beach is right next to the golf course. many a soul has whiled away the hours at St Andrews beach, while their family members are playing golf.
Renowned for its white sands and cleanliness, this beach has become world famous. The beach is approximately a fifteen minute walk from the centre of St Andrews. This attraction is famous in its own right and doesn’t owe its draw card only to to the golf course. The West Sands beach was chosen for the location of the film “Chariots of Fire”. A 3 mile long stretch of open clean beach is what makes this beach a returning destination for most that visit it. Well placed for ample car parking, and close enough to town to walk, it is accessible by all.
A selection of shops and restaurants mean that even in wet weather there is a place to take shelter and enjoy this historic town. The famous North Point coffee shop is where Kate met Wills for a cuppa is a well visited place of interest and a place to shelter from the elements. Close by you will find the Golf Museum, as well as the St Andrews Castle and the Cathedral. This part of St Andrews is photographer's paradise. Sunbathers will love East Sands beach.
When staying at premier accommodation such as Dunperrogh, you will be able to enjoy your day out, to get back enjoy a steaming shower and relax in front of the flat screen telly for the evening after a great day out.
Janetta’s Gelateria has become exceptionally popular. This place boasts the most reviews in the industry and is all local. Consequently if its going to be a hot day, be sure to get there early. Vegetarians will be pleased to know that they are vegetarian friendly too.
Crail Harbour a beautiful spot featuring on many a picture postcard. The views and natural beauty are breath taking. For many the spectacular views from the harbour wall can be a great way to pass the time, with a coffee and sandwich from a coffee shop in the village to finish off a great day.
Crail Museum and Heritage centre is one of the first places that visitors to this quaint, yet enthralling village will discover. The museum is fascinating. Crail became an important point of trade. Uniquely their museum is free to visit but they do rely on the goodwill of visitors to support their shop.
A stones throw from Crail Harbour is the the legacy family business Crail Pottery that has been passed down through the generations. The moment you walk through the gates, a world of creative imagination becomes evident. The pottery manufactures a unique range of ceramics and other pottery. With an eye opening range of items to suit every pocket. They are well known for the quality of the products that they produce, and visiting this attraction is extremely rewarding.
Scottish countryside goes hand in hand with birds of prey. They are an integral part of local heritage. But its not just about falconry. Here you can experience Archery, Fly Fishing the Scottish way and Workshops. Steven Brazendale the man behind the Scottish Countryman has a consistent five star rating. It’s not surprising but with his background and in depth knowledge of the countryside and falconry he has something unique to offer the local visitor.
Behind those ancient stone walls of the Crail Castle grounds, is where you will find quality accommodation at Crail House positioned with a majestic view over the sea.
Anstruther may be a small fishing village, however it does have a big reputation for good food. When visiting this Scottish Fishing Village you can be sure that it is one the best places to eat in Anstruther.
Steeped in history this 300 year old Tavern is the first port of call for the hungry and the thirsty when arriving in Anstruther. Boasting both a main menu and a bar menu, the food is delicious. The food isn’t all the Dreel Tavern has to offer, Craft Beer and locally made Gin is another great reason to visit. This dog friendly venue is an excellent choice to relax after great day out.
Located at the Anstruther Golf Course this restaurant boasts gorgeous views across the water. You will not be disappointed. Rockies Restaurant is a favourite for the regulars at the golf course. It is probably a good idea to book if you’re planning a meal during High Season.
If you’re looking for a place with distinction then look no further. The Cellar has a reputation second to none for distinguished food and staff that know their stuff. Their TripAdvisor reviews are a true reflection of the quality and standard of food service you can expect. If you’re looking to impress a guest, The Cellar is the place to go. A visit to this eatery however requires some serious planning. During high season you may have to book as much as three months in advance, so ensure that you have made a booking well in advance to avoid disappointment.
All these venues are only a short stroll away from Fife Holiday Lettings properties we manage in Anstruther. If you’re going to tour the rounds of Scotland then perhaps you’d like to try the accommodation at the other locations too, such as Crail House and Dunperrogh with it's premier location just a stone through away from the Old Course in St Andrews.
A family day out can be a challenge especially if you have children under the age of twelve. There are however plenty of fun things to do in Anstruther and the surrounding villages. Fortunately most activities will appeal to children and adults of all ages. The variety however is so great that should dad wish to go play golf, he can do so, leaving Mum to entertain the children at Bankie Park or Elie Watersports. In fact dad may return from his day on the greens, envious of the fun that the rest of the family have had.
Scotland is the home of fishing as an industry in the UK. The Scottish Fisheries Museum brings to life a long and colourful history of the nations relationship with the ocean. Open every day , year round with the exception of a few days every year over Christmas, it is definitely worth the visit. Children under 16 go free. Located on East Shore road in Anstruther town, the museum has everything you will need for a day trip. With a museum shop and refreshments for sale you could end up spending most of the day there. Accessible by road, train or bus or even foot if you’re stating locally.
The Isle of May is famous for it’s population of Puffins that many come to Anstruther specifically to visit. Additionally there are the grey seals that Pup every October and draw visitors from far and wide to enjoy the sights. Getting there is easy as there are both formal boat tours available as well as a regular Ferry – weather permitting. The island is open from April until September and the may Princes the Ferry sails between Anstruther and the Island every day during this time. Read the Wardens blog to find out more before you set sail. The perfect trip especially for the city based family or for those that dont often get to visit the sea very often.
The Beaches on the East coast of Scotland are incredibly popular. The beaches at Anstruther are no different. Billow Ness beach, recognised for its excellent water quality is situated in a quiet sandy bay. You know you’re onto a good thing when the beach has received the seaside award from Tidy Britain and the children can explore the rock pools safely. Sheltered just below the golf course, this is another of those activities that the rest of the family can enjoy while Mum or Dad are on the golf course. Harbour beach is just little further up the town in the harbour.
The course at Anstruther Golf Course simply adds to an Itinerary for those that are keen to tour the East coast courses starting at St Andrews. This popular nine hole course is home to the famous Rockies Hole which was voted the toughest Par 3 in the UK. It’s not to be missed especially when partaking in a Golf Tour of Scotland’s fantastic golfing history. The surrounding scenery is difficult to beat.
The Caves of Caiplie which have been cut into the rocks by the sea are located half way between Anstruther and Crail along the Fife Coastal Path. This is definitely another of the fun things to do in Anstruther. it is also an unusual outing. Believed to be a Christian place of worship, however it is not known for sure whether the caves earliest inhabitants were in fact Christians.