Anstruther, Fife, Scotland


(Above image represents capture of a beach scene at Anstruther.)

This evening, I am posting information on the popular seaside village of Anstruther which is located in the East Neuk of Fife, in the east of Scotland, about 10 miles south of St. Andrews and directly opposite North Berwick across the Firth of Forth in East Lothian.

Shore Street, Anstruther

 Shell decorated house
 


The scenic Fife Coast with its many quaint fishing villages is popular with visitors. Here can also be found Lower Largo, Earlsferry, Elie, St. Monans, Pittenweem and Crail. Tourists can comfortably visit these Fife villages within course of a one day tour starting Edinburgh and finishing St Andrews or central Scotland.

Note that Fife is a county and often described as the Kingdom of Fife, which is an historic name.

Maritime view.
Attractions at Anstruther include:
  • Shops and eateries including the famous Anstruther Fish Bar (Fish and Chip restaurant).
  •  Harbour with marina and base for fishing boats.
  • Scottish Fisheries Museum

  • Nine hole, links golf course.
  • Small sandy beach.
  • Boat trips to Isle of May, a haven for birdwatchers. Allow best part of one day.
  • Lifeboat Station.
Other facts and information:
  • Population is about 3,500.
  • Parish Church dates from 1634.
  • Name is derived from the Old English term for marshy piece of land.

© Nigel P Cole/Catswhiskerstours Limited


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