What to do in Fife

“Kilrenny is a charming little conservation village. Perfect for a relaxing, peaceful and quiet short break or longer holiday”

St. Monans’ Harbour

What to do in Fife
There are a number of attractive country and coastal walks which you can access directly from our house.  In the immediate locality are the beautiful fishing towns and villages of the East Neuk of Fife each with their own charm and character.  Closest to Kilrenny is the largest town – Anstruther – which you can walk or cycle to in a few minutes.  It is home to the famous Scottish  Fisheries Museum– a wonderful testament to Scotland’s rich and fascinating fishing industry.  You will also be able to sample one of the best (officially) fish and chip restaurants in the United Kingdom, visit the Anstruther Fish Bar!

The town has a variety of small independent shops, a small supermarket and a choice of pubs and restaurants, including the award winning  Cellar Restaurant.

From the fabulous sandy beaches of Elie, the working fishing harbour and Arts Town at Pittenweem, or the picture postcard harbour at Crail, you can spend hours exploring the East Neuk just wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, admiring the wonderful sea views, sampling the local food or chatting with the locals. 

Although our area is best known for its beautiful coastal scenery and peace and quiet, there are numerous activities and interests available.  Most famous is golf with a wide choice of courses in the immediate locality and within 30 minutes drive.

For information about the world famous courses in St Andrews and the British Open Championship to be held at St Andrews in July contact { www.standrews.org.uk }.

Other Activities include

For the more energetic, there is a choice of water sports at nearby Elie { www.eliewatersports.com } ; or walking in the Lomond Hills Regional Park which is approximately 45 minutes drive from Kilrenny { www.fifecoastandcountrysidetrust.co.uk }.

Cultural interests include a variety of art galleries, many in Pittenweem which has its own acclaimed Arts Festival in August www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk ; and the famous Byre Theatre in St Andrews.

For a bit of History you can visit the lovely walled gardens of Kellie Castle.

About 15 minutes drive away is the charming university, historical and golfing town of St Andrews with a wide range of places to visit, things to do and places to eat and drink. Further afield Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Royal Deeside are all within an easy 1-2 hour drive.  You could even take a longer day trip to Inverness and parts of the Highlands (allow 10-12 hours including stops).

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Sunset in Anstruther Harbour