A holiday in the East Neuk of Fife gives visitors the opportunity to visit the different towns and villages along the coast, and with a base in Crail you have several options for a day out to Anstruther. It’s near enough to walk along the coastal path; there is a regular hourly bus service on the Coastliner 95; or you can go by car.
7 things to do in on a Day Out to Anstruther
- Eat freshly-cooked fish and chips at Anstruther’s finest fish bars – several excellent options to choose from.
- Visit the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
- Take a trip to the Isle of May on the May Princess or a fast journey on the Osprey RHIB.
- Enjoy fine dining at the Michelin-starred The Cellar.
- Play golf at the tough 9-hole course at Anstruther Golf Club.
- Enjoy shopping at the local shops along the sea front.
- Stop for ice creams at Lisa’s Ice Cream Parlour; Brattesani’s (in Anstruther Fish Bar); or the Sweetie Shop in Roger Street
We found Chef Billy Boyter sharing his Venison Haggis on Instagram at The Cellar:
Special Celebration Days in Anstruther
RNLI – Lifeboat Station Open Day – In the centre of the town you’ll find the RNLI station, which is open all year round. There’s a Gift Shop and Visitor Centre. The RNLI have an annual Open Day with fun events and an opportunity to board the Lifeboat and meet the crew.
Anstruther Harbour Festival – is a fun-filled weekend for all the family. In 2020 the Harbour Festival is on 12 – 14 June. There are lots of different activities planned to interest all ages. Here’s the historic boat ‘Reaper’ bringing the Fisher Lad and Lass to the Festival.
East Neuk Open Studios weekends – throughout the East Neuk, including several artists in Cellardyke which is situated between Anstruther and Crail.
What’s On – A Day Out to Anstruther
Useful websites for planning your visit:
Anstruther.Info – for what’s on, local businesses, events and more.
Anstruther Golf Club
Osprey – Fast RHIB trips
Stagecoach Service 95 – Coastliner
The Scottish Fisheries Museum
Anstruther is the home of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. You will find the Museum at the east end of Shore Street.The museum is housed in a group of historic building known as St Ayes. At the centre of the building is a courtyard which was previously used to mend fishing nets. The museum house a wide range of artefacts connected with the fishing industry as well as full sized fishing boat. There are activities to keep the kids amused as well as ongoing exhibitions for the adults. See the website for more details.
A Day Out to Anstruther – Fish & Chips
No day trip to Anstruther would be complete without ending the day going for fish and chips. The Anstruther Fish Bar is well known and has won several awards over the last few years. In the summer it gets very busy but don’t let the queue’s put you off. It is worth the wait. Alternatively if you don’t want to wait then the Wee Chippy at the other end of Shore Street does sit in or take away.
Stay at Sandcastle Cottage Crail
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