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E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

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E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

Hi!

I'm thinking of visiting E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days (1 night). My interests are walks, eating, seeing the Crail harbour, doing the 4-mi coastal walk, seeing a fish auction.

Is it worthwhile to stay for 2 days if relying on public transportation in that area?

How reliable is the bus in this area?

Any suggestions of other sights or activities?

Lastly, any suggestions of B&B's in the E. Neuk area, accessible by bus? My budget is up to 35 pounds.

Cheers,

gtrekker2003

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1. Re: E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

One more thing.....would it be nicer to stay in Crail, Anstruther, or Pittenweem overnight?

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2. Re: E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

Yes, two days is worthwhile. You could easily add another day or two if you wanted to explore the area in more depth, doing a bit more walking or popping-up to visit St. Andrews for a day (it takes about 30-40 minutes to get there by bus from Anstruther).

Stagecoach Bus 95 runs between Leven and St Andrews all day -- East Neuk is in between -- hourly during the middle of the day and more frequently in the mornings and early evenings and is very reliable. X26 also passes through... Day passes are available, and you can get bus schedules at the bus station in Edinburgh.

Anstruther is the largest and busiest village of the three you mentioned and has the most choices when it comes to accomodations (the Spindrift might be a little over your budget but it's nice) and places to eat (Dreel tavern, the restaurant in the Craws Nest, and the Waterfront are pretty good). Crail is probably the most interesting of the three villages, but that's highly subjective. It's about a four mile walk to Crail from Anstruther and about a 1 mile or so walk to Pittenween in the opposite direction --- just follow the shore... From Pittenween you can continue walking to St. Monans, if you have the energy, and then on to Elie, all pretty places. There are little pamphlets available on these villages, telling you about a few sights -- if the TIC is open, they will probably have them. The Anstruther boat to May Island starts running in mid-April...might be an interesting thing to do if, that is, that's the type of thing that interests you.

Have fun.

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3. Re: E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

Loads of thanks, xyzx, that was very helpful!

gtrekker2003

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4. Re: E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

We have just returned from Pittenweem where we spent 5 days at "Rooms at 25" a small bed and breakfast where, as I understand it the single room is about £30 per night. Rooms are not particularly large but the hospitality , cleanliness, food and those little extras were really appreciated. The Anchor Inn up the road is about 20 yards away and serves great food (not Mondays) and the bus stop for the 95 and 26X is about 20 yards the other way. We used the bus a couple of times and it was very reliable. Buses are about every hour. It is also about 150 yds away from the East Neuk coastal path. It is also easy to walk into Anstruther where a really good "fish and chip restaurant" is and the other way to St. Monans where "The Seafood Restaurant" is. Apparently this is quite expensive and we didn't visit. This message is probably too late for you but might be of use to other visitors.

Joyce

5. Re: E. Neuk fishing villages for 2 days using public transport?

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