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!
explore local michelin star rated restaurants
Pictured above is the cellar , located in anstruther near cellardyke this beautiful and intimate restaurant is celebrating a new chef and a new michelin star! it is one of our favorites! BE sure to make a reservation in advance and prepare for a culinary treat!
explore local history!
hill of tarvit Mansion and Kinggarrock hickory golf
Located 30 minutes away from Anstruther is a small town called ceres, it is an ancient burgh with a footpath that was once the main road to Kinghorn. Nearly two centuries old it is a beautiful way to end up at the magnificent hill of tarvit mansion. This mansion originally built in the 17th century was remodelled by sir robert lorimer, the renowned arts and crafts architect in 1905 for a weathly jute manufacturer and his family. It is a national trust building and you can freely tour the property, including beautiful gardens, stunning interiors, and access to all the inner workings of the mansion, including the large servants quarters and impressive kitchens.
It is definitely worth a visit!
Hill of tarvit mansion
while you are there don't miss out on the kinggarrock golF! rent some clubs, learn the rules, and play as the edwardians once did! this completely restored hickory golf course will offer a rare glimpse into scotland's love of the game in all its forms.
visit one of mary queen of scots favorite scottish palaces!
falkland palace & garden
This beautiful stuart renaissance palace was once a royal palace to scottish kings, currently under the stewardship of the marquis of bute and the national trust of scotland.
built by king james the IV and the V, and set in a medieval village this handsome palace has room after room to explore a rich collection of antiques. walk through the large gatehouse to enter the exquisitely preserved lodgings and experience the life of scottish monarchy. don't miss the gardens designed by percy cane between 1947 and 1952, and the tennis court dating from just a few prior -1539!
it is perfect for a day trip - pack a lunch and eat amongst the roses! don't miss the royal burgh of falkland - scotland's first conservation village!
our first local distillery!
kingsbarns whisky distillery
fife's first lowlands single malt distillery is just one year old and hasn't produced any aged spirits just yet. But don't let that stop you! visit this hand crafted small batch DISTILLERY located just 20 minutes outside of anstruther and overlooking the world-renowned Kingsbarns championship gold course to see how fife-grown malted barley is ARTIST-FULLY fermented and distilled into a beautiful scotch whisky. take the tour to learn the history of the location followed of course by a complimentary tasting.
be sure to se the wash still which hold 7,500 litres and the spirit still which holds 4,500 litres! (pictured below)