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101 things to do in the East Neuk | Part 3

The third and final part in our series of 101 things you should do when staying in St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife, compiled for us by Eilidh of Morton of Pitmilly.

If you missed the previous posts you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

Ceres Highland Games

Ceres Highland Games

67. Visit the Singing Kettle, Kingskettle. Stock up on all your Singing Kettle favourite goodies and have a great time in the playroom finding out What’s inside the Singing Kettle.

68. Visit the Wemyss Pottery in Ceres. Beautifully hand painted pottery giftware, decorative tableware and tiles.

69. Go to the Crail FestivalAnnual arts and children’s festival held in late July.

70. Visit the Fife Show. Held at Cupar, this family event includes pedigree and commercial cattle, sheep, goats, food marquee, crafts and home produce plus show jumping.

71. Watch the Ceres Highland Games. Ceres Games are the oldest free games in Scotland, always held on the last Saturday of the month of June

72. Enjoy the Pittenweem FestivalCelebration of visual arts – taking place in galleries, homes, studios and public venues throughout Pittenweem.

73. Shop in the numerous golf shops in St Andrews. Stock up on everything you’ll need to play the great game right here in the Home of Golf.

74. Go birdwatching. Fife has an abundance of wildlife and a wide variety of seabirds. 

75. Surf at the East Sands. Just remember to pack your wetsuit!

76. Take a walk around Cameron reservoir. The man-made reservoir is approx ¾ of a mile long and up to 250 yds wide, and was originally used to supply water to the surrounding area.

Hill of Tarvit

Hill of Tarvit

77. Roll your Easter eggs at the Hill of Tarvit. 20th-century mansion house designed by Sir Robert Lorimer – the daffodil strewn gardens are the perfect place to roll your eggs this Easter.

78. Climb largo Law on a quad bike. The fastest way to get to the top!

79. Buy a Lobster at Crail Harbour. You can’t get fresher – delicious!

80. Have dinner then see a film at the DCA Theatre. Over the Tay in Dundee, showing a wide selection of films.

81. Play 9 holes at Anstruther. There’s much more to Golf in our region than just the Old Course. 

82. Visit the Lammas Market. Oldest surviving medieval street fair, featuring Fun Fair, Continental Market, Market Stalls, Food and Drink.

Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride

83. Take some horseriding lessons at Barbarafield. Barbarafield, in the village of Craigrothie, is the ideal place to learn  to ride, with a range of horses and ponies

84. Taste some local beer at Eden Brewery. A Scottish brewery, brewing great speciality craft beers and ales for St Andrews to be proud of.

85. Go celebrity spotting at the DunhillThe golfing glitterati plus the stars of film, tv and sport descend on St Andrews for this annual golfing event.

86. Go canoeing at the East Neuk Outdoors Centre, Cellardyke. Friendly outdoor centre based at Celllardyke Park on Fife’s scenic east coast with something for everyone from ages 8 to 80.

87. Visit St Salvator Chapel. The hub of life in Scotland’s oldest University, the chapel is a rare and beautiful example of Late Gothic architecture.

Interior of St Salvator's

Interior of St Salvator’s

88. Spend a day shopping in St Andrews. With a wealth of quirky, individual and independent stores – we’re a shopaholics paradise!

89. Go gliding at Scotlandwell. See Scotland in an entirely new way!

90. Visit Morton Lochs bird hide in Tayport. A must for bird and wildlife lovers – bring your binoculars.

91. Have lunch at Mitchell’s Deli“Use the best, freshest, seasonal, local ingredients and prepare them with passion.”

92. Visit St Fillan’s cave, Pittenweem. Giving its name to Pittenweem, Pit meaning place and weem meaning a cave, St Fillan’s cave has a important link to the Church and history as a whole.

93. Visit Vane Farm RSPB Centre. Offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and birdwatchers alike.

The May Dip (

The May Dip (

94. Get up early and watch the May Dip. An annual traditions where the St Andrews students dip in the North Sea at Dawn – and yes, it’s freezing! 

95. Go to StAnza, the national poetry festival. One of the leading poetry festivals in the UK and Europe.

96. See the Nativity Play at Fife Animal Park. An annual favourite – but a great day out any time of year.

97. Have a day out at the Edinburgh fringe/festival. The streets of Edinburgh come alive during the fringe/festival – a full day out from St Andrews.

98. Visit Teasses Estate, Ceres. The exclusive and secluded estate offers great topography for exciting driven pheasant, partridge and duck.

99. Visit Pillars of Hercules café and organic farm. Organic farm shop and cafe

100. Have a spa treatment. After doing everything on this list – why not unwind with a massage?

101. Visit the St Andrews Food and Drink FestivalThe festival provides a whole month’s worth of tasty activities in and around the beautiful town of St Andrews.

Why not note down the things you would like to do before your next trip to St Andrews and the East Neuk, or print out these three blogs and tick them off as you do them.

Thanks to Eildh for sharing her list with us. You can keep up with Eilidh on Facebook here and also Twitter here.