Tuesday travels. . . . Crail and Anstruther

Crail is a picturesque fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, part of the Kingdom of Fife and where my parents lived for a few years.

Osbourne Terrace

Charming cobbled streets tumble down to the miniature harbour, which is sheltered by cliffs and surrounded by fishing cottages. Crail is a typically tourist-friendly village and gets particularly busy in the summer months when people flock to the harbour front for an ice cream and a stroll in the sunshine.

Attractions in this delightful village include St Mary’s Church, Crail Museum and Heritage Centre, Crail Pottery and the Jerdan Gallery.” (VisitScotland.com)

Crail harbourThe day we visited, the weather was miserable so there was no stroll in the sunshine yet the harbour still managed to look picturesque.

LobstersA fishing boat was unloading its catch while we were there but we made sure we obeyed the notices.

Don't touchUnfortunately there were no lobsters available for eating that day.

cooked lobsterAfter our visit to Crail we headed to Anstruther and while there we noticed the best Fish and Chip shop in the World! Unfortunately we didn’t partake, maybe next time.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnstruther also has a lovely harbour.

AnstrutherWe stayed the night at Crichton House which is a lovely B&B.  The hostess made us most welcome and we had a great dinner at the local pub that night.

The following day we headed for the Secret Bunker but I will tell you about that in my next Tuesday Travels.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. A pity about the weather, Crail is a most attractive little place. Did you feel at home there, with it having been a place your parents knew well? I can vouch for the fish and chips in Anstruther- first rate!

    1. suth2 says:

      I didn’t live in Crail but my elder brother and sister did so I have heard stories of their time there. I had visited Crail when I was a youngster so there were happy memories for me too.

  2. Tamara says:

    I love hearing about travel – thanks for sharing this – even if the weather wasn’t great. The thing I really dont know – and maybe this is embarrassing – but where is the Kingdom of Fife?

    1. suth2 says:

      The Kingdom of Fife is in Scotland. You perhaps know of St Andrews, which is the home of golf, it is in Fife. The Queen’s sone, Price WIlliam, went to university there.

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