An absolute “must-see” for all visitors, the East Neuk is the easternmost part of Fife, bounded by the North Sea and the Firth of Forth (“Neuk” is a Scots word meaning “corner”). Though it contains some rich agricultural land and superb golf courses, the East Neuk is renowned mainly for its picturesque fishing villages.
Pretty whitewashed and red-roofed cottages share similarities with Dutch and Flemish buildings – a legacy of centuries of trading across the sea. Fishing boats land their catches in the old harbours, their bounty highly prized by the area’s many high-quality restaurants. The studios and galleries of artists and craftspeople abound; creative minds have long been drawn here by the unique quality of the light and atmosphere.
The most popular villages to visit are Anstruther, Cellardyke, Crail, Earlsferry and Elie, Pittenweem and St Monans. Don’t forget your camera!
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