Anstruther is a small coastal resort in Fife is the perfect getaway location for those that want to enjoy Scotland’s natural scenery. Close to St Andrew’s, this beautiful fishing village is popular with holidaymakers travelling around the east coast of Scotland. This complete guide looks at things to do, accommodation and hotels in Anstruther
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Your Complete Guide to Anstruther: Things to do in Anstruther
Learn more about what this little village in ‘East Neuk’ with My Voyage Scotland’s guide to Anstruther.
Things to do in Anstruther
This little village has a lot to offer its visitors! Whether you are planning a quiet weekend hanging about by coast or want to experience something new, Anstruther and its surrounding areas have many great experiences available for tourists to try.
Scottish Fisheries Museum
The Scottish Fisheries Museum is based in Anstruther. This award-winning national museum offers a highly educational experience for those that want to learn about Scottish fishing from the earliest times to the present.
The museum that was first opened in 1969 has gone from strength to strength and there is now a range of galleries on its site. Some of these buildings date back to the 16th century: including the Abbot’s Lodging, Fisherman’s Cottage, Merchant House, Historic Boatyard, Zulu fishing boat gallery, and the courtyard.
Anstruther Fish Bar
Are you hungry? If you are, join the thousands of tourists that travel for miles to see what Anstruther Fish Bar has to offer.
It is not only locals that rave about this famous spot, but it has also won multiple awards, including UK Fish and Chip Shop of the year.
Whether your favourite is a fresh fish supper with a tonne of salt and vinegar, or you enjoy it the Scottish way with chip shop curry on the side, you will not be disappointed by this top tourist attraction.
If you are planning on staying in Anstruther for the weekend, take some time to visit the nearby town of St Andrews.
Historic spots, traditional architecture and stunning scenery is not the only thing this town in the Kingdom of Fife is famous for, St Andrews is known as the ‘Home of Golf’.
Visitors can pick from ten fantastic courses that are in the town and site-see many of the tourist spots in this popular holiday destination.
From Anstruther, you can jump on a boat trip to the secluded Isle of May. On your way play game of ‘eye spy’ as you may see some of the puffins, seals and other wildlife that live around there.
Boat trips to the Isle of May run from May through to September and are extremely popular with Anstruther’s guests, so we advise that you book yours in advance!
Are you brave enough?
Anstruther is a hot spot for those travelling to this part of Scotland for a sky diving experience.
Sky Diving St Andrews is less than an hour’s drive away from the village. Here adrenaline junkies will find this leading Scottish parachute centre based at Fife Airport
Tandem skydives are available here. Student skydivers can tandem with an instructor and take in a birds-eye-view of the Kingdom of Fife.
I’ve personally not done the skydiving being absolutely terrified of heights!