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Cellar Restaurant

Tucked away in an alley behind the Scottish Fisheries Museum, the elegant and upmarket Cellar has been famous for its superb food and fine wines since 1982; under new management from 2014, and the recipient of a Mic…
Museum in Anstruther

Scottish Fisheries Museum

This excellent museum covers the history of the Scottish fishing industry in fascinating detail, including plenty of hands-on exhibits for kids. Displays include the Zulu Gallery, which houses the huge, partly resto…
Castle in Anstruther

Kellie Castle

An authentic example of Lowland Scottish domestic architecture, Kellie Castle has creaky floors, crooked little doorways, superb decorative plasterwork and some marvellous works of art. The original part of the buil…
Museum in Anstruther

Scotland's Secret Bunker

This fascinating – and chilling – monument to Cold War paranoia was built in the 1950s to serve as one of Britain’s regional command centres in the event of a nuclear war. Hidden 30m underground and encased in nearl…
Fish & Chips in Anstruther

Wee Chippy

Anstruther is famous for quality fish and chips, and while other, better-known chippies might have long queues outside, we – and plenty of locals – prefer this place. The fish is of a very high quality, as are the f…
International in Anstruther


With tables spilling onto the pavement in summer, this perennially popular restaurant is a family favourite, offering a wide-ranging but top-quality menu that covers all bases from TexMex fajitas and Italian lasagne…
Fish & Chips in Anstruther

Anstruther Fish Bar

An award-winning chippie famous for its deep-fried haddock and chips, this place also offers classy takes on traditional takeaway dishes, including dressed crab and battered prawns (both locally caught).
Nature Reserve in Anstruther

Isle of May

The mile-long Isle of May, 6 miles southeast of Anstruther, is a spectacular nature reserve. Between April and July the island's cliffs are packed with breeding kittiwakes, razorbills, guillemots, shags and around 4…