Crail Harbour, Fife, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on the popular fishing village of Crail which is located in the East Neuk of Fife which in turn is located in eastern Scotland.

Lobster Pots at Crail Harbour, Fife

Crail is extremely popular with tourists, artists and photographers. Summary facts and information on Crail:-

  • Population 1650.
  • Name translates as ‘rock’.
  • Has history dating back to 12th century, and probably much earlier.
  • Historically a fishing port with trading links to northern Europe. Hence European influenced architecture features such as crow-stepped gables and pantiled roofs.
  • Located 53 miles N.E. of Edinburgh and 10m S. of St Andrews.
  • Holds annual festivals for foods and arts.
  • Well endowed with tourist accommodation.
  • Home to:
    • Historic golf club, ranking as world’s 7th oldest with two links courses.
    • Well established craft pottery producing stoneware, terracotta and other products.
    • Raceway (drag strip and race car track).
    • Lobster store in harbour.
    • A small marina.

Crail Pottery, Fife

Village Houses, Crail, Fife

Lobster Store, Crail Harbour

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