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
Your Complete Guide to Anstruther: Things to do, Accommodation and Hotels 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!
Accommodation and Hotels in Anstruther
Cosy hideaways and boutique B&Bs are both available in Anstruther. Choose between the seaside or somewhere in the surrounding fields, both have extremely charming places to stay in Anstruther.
Find the perfect accommodation in this beautiful part of the Kingdom of Fife below.
Hotels in Anstruther Star Pick: The Bank
If location is on the top of your list for accommodation in Anstruther, we have found the perfect place for you.
Guests at The Bank can enjoy stunning views of the Firth of Forth, real ales and home-cooked food, made with local produce.
Located on Anstruther’s High Street, the town’s cafés and shops are a stone throw away from this traditional Scottish hotel in Anstruther.
If you would rather be closer to the sea, then try The Waterfront. This four-star hotel in Anstruther is next to the towns harbour and marina so long walks down the beach will be on the agenda if you choose to stay here.
On arrival here guests are greeted with Shortbread, fresh flowers a selection of relaxing bath soaps, kicking off what will be an extremely chilled out stay in Scotland’s East Neuk.
Murray Library Hostel
Travelling around Scotland on a budget – no problem! Guest can check in to the Murray Library Hostel for under £20, bargain!
This quirky hostel is situated on the beachfront. Perfect if you are vacationing on a budget, Murray Library Hostel has a shared lounge and rooms with sea views.
Compared to other prices within the town, this choice of accommodation in Anstruther is a steal so book up fast!
Anstruther has something for everyone.
This luxury B&B built in 1860 is a great choice for couples that want to explore the nearby harbour, marina and beach area.
The rooms at Brackness House are comfortable and modern, making it the perfect place to rest your head after a day of exploring.
You will find a great selection of cottages in this part of Scotland. Great for family getaways, Hogmanay trips and summer holidays. We have selected some of the most popular self-catering stays in Anstruther.
Watch the sunset in one of the most tranquil and scenic areas in Anstruther.
This three-bedroom home is a short distance away from the seafront and is great for bigger groups that want to travel to this location together.
Whether you are visiting the village in summer or winter there are plenty of things to do at Dove Cottage. With a large living room and a games hut on the premises, you can enjoy each other’s company at this cosy home away from home.
Imagine staying in that looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale book.
Mangle Cottage in Anstruther is spacious and sleeps, five people. Located on Pittenweem Harbour, this luxury coastal self- catering cottage books up fast during the summer months.
Guests here have an excellent view out across the water to North Berwick and The Bass Rock and can use the summer house and garden area on site