Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the popular seaside village of Anstruther which is located in the East Neuk of Fife in the east of Scotland, about 10 miles south of St. Andrews and directly opposite North Berwick across the Firth of Forth in East Lothian.

The scenic Fife Coast with its many quaint fishing villages is popular with visitors. Here can also be found Lower Largo, Earlsferry, Elie, St. Monans, Pittenweem and Crail.

Attractions at Anstruther include:

  • Shops and eateries including the famous Anstruther Fish Bar ( Fish and Chop shop).
  • Harbour with marina and base for fishing boats.
  • Fisheries Museum.
  • Nine hole links golf course.
  • Small sandy beach.

Other facts and information:

  • Population is about 3,500.
  • Parish Church dates from 1634.
  • Name is derived from the Old English term for marshy piece of land.

Whenever possible I include Anstruther in a tour of the Fife Coast, usually en-route between Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

Anstruther Shore Street, Fife, Scotland

Heron at Anstruther Harbour, Fife, Scotland

Anstruther Harbour, Fife, Scotland

Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, Scotland

Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife, Scotland

Sandy Beach at Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

Tour Group at Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

Anstruther Harbour and Church, Scotland

Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

Anstruther, Fife, Scotlland