What to do and see in Anstruther, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

July 17, 2017 Chanda Heide

Anstruther /ˈænstrəðər/ ( listen) (Scots: Ainster /ˈeɪnstər/ ( listen) or /ˈɐ̟nstər/; Scottish Gaelic: Ànsruthair) is a small town in Fife, Scotland, nine miles south-southeast of St. Andrews. The two halves of the town are divided by a stream, the Dreel Burn. With a population of 3,500, it is the largest community on the Firth of Forth's north-shore coastline known as East Neuk. To the east, it merges with the village of Cellardyke.
Restaurants in Anstruther

1. Osprey of Anstruther Day Tours

12 Taeping Close | Cellardyke, Anstruther KY10 3YL, Scotland
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5 based on 160 reviews

Osprey of Anstruther Day Tours

"Fantastic Experience" Fast rib trips to spectacular Isle of May, sailing from Anstruther. We offer landing trips which give 2 to 3 hours ashore or alternately shorter 2 hour trips which gives plenty of time to view the world renown wildlife around the island from the boat. Osprey is a big 10mtr Rib which has bench seats, comfortable and safe, fully licensed by the MCA and SNH. We operate the boats from the ticket office at the following address. The Middle Pier Shore Street Anstruther KY10 3AB

Reviewed By louise571092 - fife

Went on this trip a few weeks ago, I was a bit worried about the boat - the sea was a little choppy on the day we went, but the boat was actually really good fun in the end. We did get wet, but it...MoreWe try very hard to make it as relaxed as possible especially for people who are a little bit nervous. As you have seen she is a great sea boat and gives you confidence. Thank you very much for your kind words.

2. Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours

21 St. Adrians Place | Anstruther, Anstruther KY10 3DX, Scotland
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5 based on 263 reviews

Anstruther Pleasure Cruises-Boat Day Tours

Reviewed By TheGlobetrotta - Dundee, United Kingdom

My wife and I decided to go on an intrepid voyage to the Isle of May after bottling it for about fifteen years. After our initial trip got cancelled due to a "northern swell", we finally stepped aboard ! We had the time of our lives and both absolutely loved it. The hour long trip to the island is quite choppy but nothing too bad on what is a very comfortable little boat with a highly professional, friendly and knowledgable crew. As a bird lover, I was in awe as gannets flew overhead, razorbills dived for fish and amusing cormorants and shags nonchalantly sunbathed on the rocks. We also saw lots of gorgeous seals though sadly the legions of acclaimed puffins had already flown off for the season - but we'll be back to see them next summer ! That probably saved us from getting deafened and dive-bombed mind you ! The island itself is of outstanding natural beauty and is lovely to explore - there are nice paths, amazing views and a fascinating lighthouse that you can climb right to the top of (careful on the spiral staircase, folks !). You have to be a bit sensible and careful on your visit so it's advisable to wear good shoes as well as warm, waterproof clothing and watch your footing both on the boat and on the island (as you don't want to twist your ankle down a puffin hole or a rabbit hole !). Overall, this is an absolutely fantastic experience that my wife and I would do again in a heartbeat - Scotland at its finest ! The crew work amazingly hard and, in my opinion, are well worth a tip at the end of the journey for making it all run so smoothly.

3. The Scottish Fisheries Museum

St Ayles , Harbourhead, Anstruther KY10 3AB, Scotland +44 1333 310628
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4.5 based on 312 reviews

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

(April - September) Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 5.30, Sun: 11 - 5; (November - March) Mon - Sat: 10.00 - 4.30, Sun: 12 - 4.30; last admissions 1 hour before closing. Adults £8, Concessions £6, Accompanied Children free. Independent charity-run museum covering the history of the Scottish fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present. A range of modern and traditional displays, dioramas and interactives provide something for everyone.

Reviewed By Guinnog - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Closed earlier than indicated on Google, so we arrived less than an hour before it closed. Staff very snippy and unapologetic. Suggested we come back the next day; less than helpful when we had driven two hours with young children to get there. I don't think I'll be back.

4. Anstruther Harbour

Shore Street, Anstruther, Scotland +44 1333 310836
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4.5 based on 83 reviews

Anstruther Harbour

Reviewed By enjoyinglife49 - paisley-scotland

Nice pleasant place to sit and relax looking at the range of boats in the harbour and views beyond having an ice cream or a bag of chips from the local shops.

5. Jo Macfarlane

21 Cunzie Street | Unit 1 & 2 Murray Studios, Anstruther KY10 3DF, Scotland +44 7976 881759
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Jo Macfarlane

Love candles? Always been curious to make your own but not sure where to start? Come along to your candle making workshop and learn the skills of candle making. In 2 half hours make an elegant clear glass candle with silver lid and a hand travel candle. Learn about scenting, wax and wicks with luxury ingredients. Ideal for girly (and gents) days out, corporate of self esteem building. Candle School™ Workshops are now in their 3rd year. The workshops previously ran from my home and moved to the Murray Studios in September 2017.

Reviewed By cas88ca - Scotland

Spent the afternoon candle-making with Jo and three others. Very relaxed atmosphere. Jo is extremely helpful and informative and I have two wonderful candles I can call my own. Would highly recommend to anyone considering trying this.Thank you for your review, pleasure welcoming you. Jo

6. St Andrews Cheese Company

Falside Farm, Anstruther KY10 2RT, Scotland
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4 based on 108 reviews

St Andrews Cheese Company

Reviewed By JudithCairneyhill - Cairneyhill

My friends and I visited on 27th June. It was pouring rain and we didn't know where you were, but we found you!! We were going to have soup; then smoked salmon but 'settled' on Stornoway Blackpudding served with rosti potatoes and apple and fig chutney with cute micro herbs to finish it off. It tasted as good as it looked. Service was good and we didn't really have to wait. The servers were courteous and efficient. I'm sure we'll be back to sample the rest of your menu. We know where you are now.

7. Anstruther Lifeboat Station

Middle Pier, Shore Street, Anstruther KY10 3AA, Scotland +44 1333 312447
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Anstruther Lifeboat Station

Anstruther Lifeboat Station is available to the public to visit for most of the year. Displays and films illustrate the history and work of the RNLI. The viewing gallery provides a close-up view of the lifeboat (when it's at home and not out on a call!)

Reviewed By annerory - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We are strong supporters of RNLI...and we popped into the shop here this week. The lovely lady serving at the counter was excellent. Friendly and hugely helpful. With volunteers like this to brighten folk's day, you are bound to keep raising valuable funds.Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I will ensure your kind comments are passed onto the shop team.

8. Billow Ness Beach

west of Anstruther Harbour, Anstruther KY10, Scotland
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Billow Ness Beach

Reviewed By thetravellingmanUk - uk

Had a wander along here late afternoon with my wife today.
Although the views are quite scenic the actual beach itself is very small, stretching in distance for less than 1/10th mile.
It is situated directly in front of the golf course and a little way short of a play park.
In our opinion it is okay and perhaps worth viewing if you are in the locality or to take in whilst doing a Coastal Path walk, but not somewhere we would be inclined to go out of our way to view.

9. Anstruther Golf Club Marsfield

Anstruther Golf Club Marsfield Shore Road, Anstruther KY10 3DZ, Scotland +44 1333 310956
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Anstruther Golf Club Marsfield

Reviewed By retiredanstruther - Anstruther

This course punches way over its weight on many levels. beautifully kept and well run course, only 9 holes, but some are tricky. The famous 5th hole, the Rockies needs a skilful touch.Good clubhouse to come back to for food or a drink. Very friendly staff and members.

10. Dos Mundos

31 High Street East, Anstruther KY10 3DQ, Scotland +44 1333 278127
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5 based on 8 reviews

Dos Mundos

Ethical boutique selling clothing, accessories, giftware, and jewellery. We stock organic cotton and bamboo clothing from Braintree, Japanese inspired designs from Kiraku, fleece lined knitwear from Pachamama, and Edinburgh designed Earth Squared bags. Come explore our unique designs from Thailand and India.

Reviewed By Crispin W - Cellardyke, United Kingdom

A real hidden gem with lovely clothes and very high quality and interesting gifts. Easily the best clothes shop in Fife and a real asset to Anstruther and The East Neuk.We really appreciate you taking the time to write this fantastic review for us. Hidden, yes a little too much, only the explorers will find us!

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