Today was the final day of our five day Scotland tour. The weather proved slightly better than we were expecting with overcast skies but little actual rain.

We commenced by departing our Dundee Hotel after breakfast and then driving to St. Andrews. Here we had coffee at the Links Clubhouse overlooking the Old and New Golf Courses  and then drove through the town to our next stop at Crail.

St. Andrews Links Golf, Scotland

St. Andrews Links Golf, Scotland

 Crail has a popular and scenic harbour with a small fleet of fishing boats and many lobster pots. This location attracts artists and photographers during the summer. After a brief walk around the harbour we moved on to nearby Anstruther.

Crail Harbour, Scotland

Crail Harbour, Scotland

Lobster Pots at Crail Harbour

Lobster Pots at Crail Harbour

Anstruther Harbour is much larger than that at Crail. We had a brief drive around but returned later for lunch at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar ( fish and chip restaurant).

Anstruther Fish Bar, Scotland

Anstruther Fish Bar, Scotland

Anstruther Fish Bar, Scotland

Anstruther Fish Bar, Scotland

Next on to the still active commercial fishing harbour at Pittenweem which is home to a still active fish market.

Pittenweem Harbour, Scotland

Pittenweem Harbour, Scotland

Next to the historic church at St. Monans which dates from the 14th century and is situated close to the sea.

St. Monans Church, Scotland

St. Monans Church, Scotland

Inside St. Monans Church, Scotland

Inside St. Monans Church, Scotland

Next to the Elie with its sandy beaches.

Elie Beach,Scotland

Elie Beach,Scotland

 

Elie, Scotland

Elie, Scotland

Next to Lower Largo where we went to the birthplace of Andrew Selkirk ( 1676-1721), the real world role model for Robinson Crusoe.

Selkirk Birthplace, Lower Largo, Scotland

Selkirk Birthplace, Lower Largo, Scotland

Selkirk Statue, Lower Largo

Selkirk Statue, Lower Largo

Robinson Crusoe Carved Totem, Lower Largo

Robinson Crusoe Carved Totem, Lower Largo

Next, on through Leven and past the extensive whisky warehouses and spirits bottling plant operated by Diageo. 

Our final destination was Culross, a restored village dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. In addition to the attractive residential architecture can be found the remains of a Cistercian Abbey dating from the 13th and 14th centuries.

Culross Palace, Scotland

Culross Palace, Scotland

Culross Architecture, Scotland

Culross Architecture, Scotland

Culross Abbey, Scotland

Culross Abbey, Scotland

After some refreshment at Culross we drove across the Forth Bridge to Edinburgh Airport and fond farewells at conclusion of  a five day, round Scotland tour.

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