The East Neuk of Fife


Elie, 4 km from Kilconquhar Castle


The village of Elie is a 5 minute drive from the estate. The village itself offers a range of local shops offering many different foods and goods.  The main attraction of the village is the golden beach which offers a great place for the kids to play in the summer with a water sports centre and sailing club for those who really want to get out onto the water.  The village is a great destination for a night out with a few good restaurants and pubs for you to relax and enjoy the company of the locals.  In summer months the Ship Inn is the perfect destination on a warm sunny afternoon to sit and relax in the beer garden which looks out over Elie Bay.


Pittenweem, 7.7 km from Kilconquhar Castle


Pittenweem is well worth a visit with a vast number of art galleries and local shops with interesting gifts and crafts.  The village also boasts some wonderful cafés if you are looking for some home baking to enjoy at lunchtime.  Pittenweem also offers a wonderful harbour with stunning views out to the firth and forth making a great location for a stroll with your family and friends.  The Pittenweem Arts Festival in August each year gives you the opportunity to visit many additional venues and enjoy the hustle and bustle of fellow visitors.


Anstruther, 9.7 km from Kilconquhar Castle


Anstruther has been built up over the years around its impressive harbour.  For those who would like to find out more about the history of Anstruther, the Fisheries Museum will definitely be worth a visit.  If you are a fish and chip lover you will also find the award winning fish and chip shop located on the shore.  We don’t need to give you directions, you will see the queue of hungry patrons waiting for the best fish n chips in town.  Ansturther itself is a popular location for a night out if you like the hustle and bustle of local bars which are mainly located on the harbour front offering a great view whilst you enjoy a well deserved glass of wine.


Crail, 16.1 km from Kilconquhar Castle


Crail is a lovely fishing community nestled in the corner of the East Neuk of Fife.  The village offers one of the most well photographed harbours in the United Kingdom due to its historic walls and design.  Beside the harbour you will find a wonderful crab shack offering you a range of freshly cooked shell fish from dressed crabs to locally caught lobsters.  Crail also benefits greatly from the golden beaches that surround the village offering a wonderful walk from one end to the other, perfect for dog walkers and families with young children.


St Andrews, 16.9 km from Kilconquhar Castle


St Andrews offers so many wonderful options for such a diverse range of people it is hard to know where to begin.  The home of golf still draws thousands of keen golfers to the area each year whilst others can enjoy the many other highlights from the range of restaurants, bars, museums, botanic gardens, garden centres and shopping to name but a few.  A visit to Fife would really not be complete without a visit to St Andrews.

Kilconquhar Castle Estate, Kilconquhar, Fife, KY9 1EZ

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