Anstruther is in the East Neuk (corner) of Fife in the East of Scotland. This travel guide also covers the adjoining village of Cellardyke, and Pittenweem which is two miles west of Anstruther.
Pittenweem is also a fishing village, which was made a Royal Burgh by King James V in 1541. Pittenweem has a population of 1750.
- The Stagecoach X58 or X60 runs about once per hour from Edinburgh to Anstruther, via Kirkcaldy and Leven, and continues to St Andrews, although you may have to change in Leven for evening journeys. The Stagecoach 95 runs hourly from Leven via Pittenween to Anstruther and continues to St Andrews via Crail.
- Anstruther does not have a station, Kirkcaldy has regular trains from Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen. Transfer onto the X58 or X60 bus as above.
Anstruther can readily be explored on foot, see above for bus details if your are travelling around the area.
address: St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, KY10 3ABMuseum tracing fishing back to the days of sail, including exhibitions on engines, fishing gear and fishermen's houses. The museum has 18 boats.
Anstruther Harbour and Chalmers LighthouseHarbour built between 1866 and 1880, with a 9m concrete lighthouse. The lighthouse was named after Thomas Chalmers (1780 – 1847), a founder of the Free Church of Scotland, who was born nearby.
Pittenweem Prioryaddress: Cove Wynd, PittenweemA priory dating from 1318, with St Fillan's Cave, which is fitted out for worship. Ask for the cave key from the Cocoa Tree Cafe.
East Neuk Open StudiosVisit 50 artists in their studios scattered around the East Neuk, including several in Anstruther and Cellardyke.
East Neuk FestivalClassical music festival, with events in Anstruther and elsewhere nearby.
address: St. Andrews Road, KY10 3JSMid - sized supermarket
The Pop Inaddress: 1 Backgate, Pittenweem, KY10 2LGAntique shop and art gallery.
Anstruther Fish BarTakeaway and sit-in restaurant. Wide selection of fish served in batter with chips, and the usual alternatives like sausage or haggis. There can be a queue on busy days.
The Haven Bar and Restaurantaddress: 1 Shore Street, Cellardyke, KY10 3BD
The Larachmhor Tavernaddress: 6 Mid Shore, Pittenweem, KY10 2NJ
address: Windmill Rd, Cellardyke, KY10 3FNCaravan and motorhome site with 31 touring pitches, but no tents. There are also some static caravans on the site, but these are individually owned weekend retreats.
address: 23-25 High Street, KY10 3DQHotel with bar and restaurant (mains from £10).
address: Old Town Hall, Cove Wynd, Pittenweem, KY10 2LEVolunteer run library, public computers and local information.