Fife | Village | ★★★


Crail is the easternmost of all Fife's East Neuk fishing villages and, in our opinion, probably the best looking of them all. Steep ground around a semicircular bay lends a vertical dimension to the settlement which is unusual in this flat part of Scotland; red-tiled cottages spill down steep, cobbled wynds to the intimate, 16th century harbour which still has a smattering of fishing craft. The best viewpoint for the village is from the coast path immediately west of Crail; the half-day walk from Pittenweem or Anstruther is a worthwhile one, and there are several other attractions in the wider area, listed below.


Location & info

📌 Crail ★★★
Fife, G.R.: NO 613077 ///museum.noises.sketching

🚌 Crail is on the bus route from Leven to St Andrews, via all the East Neuk villages.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Walk: Pittenweem to Crail - exploring the East Neuk ★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Cambo Gardens ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Kingsbarns Distillery ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Scotland's Secret Bunker (Troywood) ★★★ (3 mi ←)
>> Walk: Fife Coast - Kingsbarns to Cathedral ★★★ (3 mi ↑)

[The Coves rock formation, on the coast path between Anstruther and Crail]


[Beach and harbour wall]


[High Street]


[Cambo Estate Gardens (28/7/14)]

[Kingsbarns Distillery (7/10/17)]

[Scotland's Secret Bunker (28/7/14)]

[Coast path between Kingsbarns and St Andrew's (18/10/14)]


  1. Crail was, indeed, a fabulous find for us as well! We just loved this picturesque village. Here is a page from my own adventures there:


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