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Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther Scotland

 

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther, Fife, Scotland. Situated in the heart of the picturesque fishing town of Anstruther, this 2 bedroom, first floor apartment offers relaxed accommodation for the holidaymaker, and an ideal base to explore the coastal beaches and villages of the East Neuk of Fife.

The Craw's Nest Hotel, Bankwell Road, Anstruther KY10 3DA, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor. Our family run hotel is set in two acres of immaculately kept grounds and nestles in one of the beautiful Royal Burghs in the East Neuk of Fife. The hotel, a former manse, provides our guests with the ideal base to explore the rugged beauty of the Fife coastline, experience a different pace of life and enjoy the tranquility of Scotland's most historic unspoiled area.

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther Fife Scotland

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther Fife Scotland. Ideally located in the bustling fishing village of Anstruther, this deceptively spacious detached house is set only 5 minutes walk from the quaint harbour.

The Spindrift Bed and Breakfast, Pittenweem Road, Anstruther KY10 3DT, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther East Neuk of Fife Scotland

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Overlooking Anstruther harbour. The irresistably picturesque harbour fronts of the East Neuk fishing villages with the whitewashed walls, crow-stepped gables and red pantiles is the setting for this self catering property.

The Waterfront Bed and Breakfast, 18/20 Shore Street, Anstruther KY103EA, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther East Neuk Scotland

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Anstruther East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. Overlooking the picturesque harbour and sheltered beach, this first floor apartment is decorated and furnished in a bold, contemporary style.

Far Reaches Bed and Breakfast, 32 Pickford Crescent, Anstruther KY10 3AL, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.

This East Neuk fishing village in Fife is where I was raised in Scotland. I have a deep and abiding love of this area, and all of Fife.

Anstruther gained its Royal Charter in 1587 and comprises Anstruther Easter & Wester, Cellardyke and Kilrenny. In its heyday, Anstruther was one of the busiest ports in the East Neuk and is steeped in history. Even with the general decline of the Fishing industry Anstruther is still a great attraction because of the Scottish Fisheries Museum. The museum is housed in old domestic buildings and also in the 16th century site used by the monks from Balmerino Abbey.

It is best to explore Anstruther on foot and a walk through the old streets will recapture the names and history of days from a bygone age. The Dreel River forms the boundary between Anstruther Easter & Wester and in olden days was guarded by the Dreel Castle. The Parish Church of Easter was built in 1634 and dedicated to St. Adrian.

Robert Louis Stevenson stayed in nearby Cunzie House while his father was working on the new outer wall of the harbor in 1868. The seafaring Anstruther must have made great impression on the young author.

The cottage where Thomas Chalmers was born in 1780 stands off the High Street. He was instrumental in forming the Free Church of Scotland. Other famous people from Anstruther include; Lt. Andrew Waid who bequeathed his fortune in 1804 to establish Waid Academy for the benefit of local education. William Tennant ( 1784-1848), who was born in the High Street and became Professor of Oriental Languages at St Andrews University. James Goodsir who was born at the Hermitage and became the Conservator of the Museum of College of Surgeons.

Cellardyke which was previously named Nether Kilrenny and Skinfasthaven has a beautiful and charming harbor and narrow winding streets.

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Fyvie Fishing boat at Anstruther Harbour

Anstruther Dreel Burn and Kirk

Anstruther Houses on shorefront

Anstruther Harbour

Shops at Anstruther Harbour

Anstruther Fish and Chip Shop

Anstruther is ideally located for easy trips to St Andrews, Dunfermline, Culross, Perth, Edinburgh, Falkland Palace,  and all of historic Fife. If you would like to visit this area as part of a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me:

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