Crail Heritage Walk is an easy walking tour with coffee stops on the way. Whether this is your first time or you are a regular visitor to Crail, I hope you will enjoy this walk.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.
A summer walk on the Fife Coastal Path with lunch at St Monans
On a glorious summer’s day in August, we headed to Elie for a stroll on the Fife Coastal Path with the idea that we would arrive in St Monans just in time for lunch at the East Pier Smokehouse. Read more
This is a circular walk starting at Sandcastle Cottage in Nethergate North and is one of the more popular walks from Crail. The route follows the Fife Coastal Path to Roome Bay, Kilminning Nature Reserve, past the former Coast Guard Station at Fife Ness, Crail Golfing Society and back to Crail. The route offers you superb views across the Firth of Forth.Read more
This section of the Fife Pilgrim Way Culross to Dunfermline starts in one of Scotland’s oldest Royal Burghs.
Culross (pronounced Coo ross) is one of the most picturesque burghs in Scotland. Culross in Gaelic Cuilean Ros means holy point or promontory. Situated on the north bank of the Firth of Forth between Dunfermline and Stirling its little houses and cobbled streets provide a picture postcard appearance. Culross is popular with artists and Outlander fans will recognise it as the fictional village of Cranesmuir.Read more
Section 6 Kennoway to Ceres
Walking the Pilgrim Way Kennoway to Ceres takes the walker out across open farmland with some fine views over the East Neuk of Fife, the Firth of Forth and the Lomond Hills.Read more
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
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.