A spring break in April can bring mixed weather but sometimes bonus days of glorious spring, like this one: Read more
If you want to avoid the busy periods in April and May March can sometimes be a great month for that short break you had in mind since Christmas. Read more
Crail Golfing Society formed in 1786 is the 7th oldest golf club in the world. The society has two amazing championship golf courses Balcomie Links and Craighead. Only a short drive from the village of Crail these links courses provide some challenging holes and superb panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. Read more
Finding members of your family tree have lived in Crail, Fife in Scotland might just lead you to take a trip to visit the village to find out more. 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 Read more
East Neuk Walk on the Fife Coastal Path
We really could not have picked a better day for the Elie to Crail walk along the Fife Coastal Path in April. Read more
Small Gardens – some with amazing views
Small Gardens of Crail is an event which happens in the village every year in July. It’s an opportunity for the locals to open their small gardens to the public and raise money for charity under Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. It’s also a great day out. A chance to walk round the village and see some hidden gems.
We’re just back from an 11-night stay at Sandcastle Cottage, and have enjoyed lots of things around the East Neuk of Fife and St Andrews. As seasoned holidaymakers in the area, there are of course some glaring omissions which we’ve visited before or didn’t do this time round, but we thought the selection might inspire you if you’re considering a break here.
It was a very exciting day at the Harbour Beach. Low tide, overcast but warm – a tractor was grooming the beach as contenstants arrived, and quickly vied for their favorite spot. Some choose the top where the sand is finer and others choose the bottom where the wetness is great for molding. The beach was fairly full as budding sculptors both local and visiting sketched out their plans and began digging, pilling and carving! An amazing amount of found objects were collectedand used to embellish the designs, from pebbles to fish bones, crabs to flowers, seaweed to thistle! Competitiors of all ages came out to show their expertise, some worked alone, and others worked in with families and friends and everyone had a good time. The sun came out for judging which was witnessed by the boats that sat in the incoming tide waiting to enter the harbour and one local said this is how it used to be when they were young with the beach full of youngsters.We spend a lot of time building sandcastles on the beach, but it was lovely sharing the experience with so many other enthusiasts today! We worked hard enough thatwe thought we earned ourselves an ice cream at the Beehive!