Anstruther, the largest town in Eust Neuk, is in itself a wonderful place if you simply want to go for a wander. However, as well as its picturesque harbour and houses, the town is also home to the famous Anstruther Fish Bar – the perfect break for lunch after exploring the Fife Coastal Path. If spending an afternoon in Anstruther isn’t enough, ferry trips to the Isle of May from April to September make for a perfect addition to exploring the coast of Fife.
9.4 miles, 18 minutes by car, 41 minutes by bus
St Monans, the smallest of the fishing villages in East Neuk, is home to a scenic harbour and sea front, as well as lying on the Fife Coastal Path. For a delicious dining experience, the Craig Millar restaurant offers fantastic meals alongside a view overlooking the Firth of Forth.
12.6 miles, 25 minutes by car, 50 minutes by bus
Tentsmuir Forest has countless options to fill your day away from the bubble of St Andrews, from cycling the Kingdom of Fife Cycle Way and horse-riding across the beach to watching seals at Tentsmuir Point. During the warmer months, it is possible to have barbecues in the picnic areas in the forest. The forest is open all-year-round, until sunset from November to March, and 9pm from April until September.
10.8 miles, 28 minutes by car
Located in the beautiful Dollar Glen, Castle Campbell is a great way to spend a day away from St Andrews. The castle itself is full of history, dating back to the 15th century, and it was the home to the Campbell earls of Argyll. Along with the castle come the beautiful terraced gardens. As well as the castle itself, the Dollar Glen walking trail is host to waterfalls, forests, and a large variety of wildlife. The trail itself takes around 2 hours, and the castle’s tearoom makes for the perfect end to the walk. 39.8 miles, 1 hour by car Aberfeldy, situated in Perthshire on the banks of the River Tay, is a little further away from St Andrews yet has much to offer for a day’s excursion. If you’re interested in sampling local tastes, visit the Scottish Chocolate Centre in Grandtully and Dewar’s distillery in Aberfeldy. 13 minutes downstream is the town of Kenmore and Loch Tay. Activities range from horse-riding, sailing and canoeing, exploring the shore of the loch to learning about local heritage in the Scottish Crannog Centre.
68.2 miles, 1.2 hours by car
The Travel Tips Team
Jamilah, Hannah & Liz.