Visit The East Neuk in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

East Neuk Countryside around the pottery. 

Crail harbour

Anstruther & Crail Harbours, above and to the right. Original spelling is 'Enster' to which the locals still pronounce it.

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For more tourist information around Fife, please go to the Tourist Board link here or even better, have a look at our links page and what is going on around us.

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Fife is the ancestral home of the Scottish Kings and it's also world famous for being the home of golf, St Andrews being just up the road from us. Even the names of places have are somewhat interesting. Pittenweem for example is derived from Pictish & gaelic, meaning "Place of the Caves". A 'Pit' or 'Pett' is a Pictish "Place". You'll find a lot of towns and precincts with this.


When you visit the ancient fishing village of Pittenweem, make time to discover the beauties of the surrounding East Neuk and places like Culross & Falkland Palace, catching up with  the exploits of Mary Queen of Scots. 

 

You’ll see many old buildings, St Fillans Cave in Pittenweem, Kellie Castle just up the road from Pittenweem, St Andrews Cheese Company -just a few minutes away, Anstruther with the best Fish supper one can buy. Pittenweem hosts the Pittenweem Arts Festival in the first week of August, showing off the local talent and artists from further afield.

 

This is also a good opportunity to see the wonders of the sky on a good night as light pollution is very low when you take a minutes ride into the country.  There are also some very fascinating pubs with a few stories to tell. Ask the locals and discover the tales of smugglers & butchery - the likes of Rob Roy and Alexander Selkirk or Robinson Cruso as he became better know as.


Have a look at our links page.


For more info on the East Neuk, please go to http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/pittenweem/pittenweem/

Pittenweem Harbour formerly Wester Enster (Anstruther)

Deer at the back of the pottery

For more things to do, places to visit in and around Pittenweem, visit http://www.aboutpittenweem.org.uk/activities.html 

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