The East Neuk and Beyond.

 

With so much local history, and abundant attractions right around the corner from The Flat, you will not be short of things to do and see, check out some of our favorites below!

 

 

Fife Coastal Path

explore the east neuk

The Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked  and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level,  to the wild and demanding.  Whether done in bite sized chunks or as a long distance route there is definitely something for everyone. 

From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St. Andrews to the former coal mining towns of central Fife; from the small fishing villages of the East Neuk to the bustling industrial areas of the west, rugged cliffs, award winning beaches, internationally important estuaries and wildlife reserves, walking the Fife Coastal Path is an experience not to be missed! 

Whether you are looking for peace and tranquillity or action and adventure the Fife Coastal Path can offer you this and much, much more. 

Plan a whole day to explore this beautiful stretch of coast! You won't regret it!

 For more information visit http://fifecoastalpath.co.uk, or visit our contact page!

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St. Andrews

golf, princes, and more

Believed to have been founded in the 6th Century AD, St. Andrews is one of the most historic locations in Scotland. It is a small town with pockets of medieval architecture and patches of modernity side by side. 

It served as the religious center of the country during the Renaissance and is home to one of he oldest universities in the world, the oldest in Scotland. 

Whether you are there to visit the Cathedral ruins dating back to 1160 AD or to play golf like a modern master, St. Andrews has a lot to offer.

And for all you Kate and William fans - this is where they went to school together and where their love story began! So look out for all the spots they were known to frequent.

We recommend the movie theater for a fun night out!

For more recommendations including transportation, attractions, and dinner reach out, we are happy to help!

 

Isle of May

puffins, puffins, puffins!

The island, with the supposed relics of Saint Ethernan who died there in around 669, was a popular destination for pilgrims during the later Middle Ages. Evidence that it was already an important place for pilgrimage in the 12th century include the remains of a ten seater communal lavatory, much larger than necessary for an abbey with only nine or ten monks. Bishop Wishart of St Andrews bought the priory in the middle of the 13th century, although there was an attempt to overturn this and the dispute rumbled on for about fifty years. The priory was finally transferred to the Canons of St Andrews in 1318, and was relocated at Pittenweem(see Pittenweem Priory). The Prior of Pittenweem passed the island to Patrick Learmonth of DairsieProvost of St Andrews in 1549.

Anstruther Fish Bar

award winning fish and chips

The Anstruther Fish Bar has won the ‘Best Fish and Chip Shop’ in Scotland accolade on four occasions in the last six years. It was also named ‘Café of the Year 2005’ for Scotland by Les Routiers and won the Seafish Friers Award for Excellence every year between 1996 and 2006.  In 2009 it won the competition, beating 1,000 competitors to become UK Fish & Chip Shop of the Year. Alison Smith, the owner, said: "Claiming the national title has always been our ambition, it's the ultimate goal in our industry. The title is a great reward for our hard-working staff and a great way of reminding our customers and fans throughout the UK where to buy the best fish and chips."

Take our word for it - it's yummy!