The Fife Pilgrim Way runs between North Queensferry or Culross on a 64 mile route all the way to St Andrews. The route opened in July 2019 and is designed as a varied route for residents and visitors alike. It follows in the footsteps of the medieval pilgrims and takes in many sites of historical interest uncovering some hidden gems along the way.Read more
The Lade Braes Walk is one of the most popular walks in St Andrews. Read more
As we look forward to the seasons beginning to turn from summer towards autumn, we start to welcome different groups to Sandcastle Cottage for our autumn breaks. Read more
Here are 25 things we have done as a family whilst on holiday at Sandcastle Cottage. There is definitely something for everyone on a holiday in the East Neuk of Fife and St Andrews. As seasoned holidaymakers in the area, there are of course some glaring omissions but we thought the selection might inspire you if you’re considering a break here.
I’d forgotten just how wonderful the wild flowers smell in the sunshine as you walk the Roome Bay to Castle Walk section of the Fife Coastal Path at Crail. This is our favourite route to the shops and usually walked at least once a day when we’re here on holiday.
The village of Lower Largo is one of the most attractive of the East Neuk’s towns and villages. A real hidden gem with a story to tell and a great day out from Crail and Sandcastle Cottage.Read more
In October 2010 fossil hunting David Attenborough visited Crail with a film crew as part of his First Life Series. He was looking for fossils and Crail’s own carboniferous tree trunk. This tree trunk can be found in the rocks at West Braes at low tide
Attending a festival or event is a great day out for everyone and an opportunity to visit somewhere you haven’t visited before. Read more
Walk to the shops on your self-catering holiday
The village of Crail is only 10 miles from St Andrews and offers a unique way of shopping which has all but died out in many towns and cities in the UK. This is the way our grandparents used to shop, buying meat from the butcher, bread from the baker, fruit from the greengrocer and fish from the fishmonger. It’s also a chance to meet the locals and find out what is going on in the village during your self-catering holiday.Read more