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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…
Seafood in St Monans

Craig Millar @ 16 West End

The range of fish on offer changes daily at this comfortable but classy seafood restaurant on the harbour – oysters, scallops, cod, turbot, monkfish (the menu details the provenance of these sustainable catches) – s…
Pub Food in Elie & Earlsferry

Ship Inn

The Ship Inn, down by Elie harbour, is a pleasant and popular place for a bar lunch of local seafood. The best bit is the outside tables overlooking the wide sweep of the bay.
Cave in Pittenweem

St Fillan’s Cave

St Fillan’s Cave was used as a chapel by a 7th-century missionary who reputedly possessed miraculous powers – apparently, when he wrote his sermons in the dark cave, his arm would throw light on his work by emitting…
Museum in Crail

Crail Museum

The village’s history and involvement with the fishing industry is outlined in the Crail Museum, which also provides tourist information.
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…
Museum in St Monans

St Monans Heritage Collection

Situated on the harbour, St Monans Heritage Collection is a small gallery devoted to the history of the St Monans’ fishing industry through a collection of 20th-century black-and-white photos and several artefacts. …