Anstruther is one of our favourite little fishing villages in Fife. This charming place is perfect for a day trip from your base at Elderburn Lodges, just a 20-minute drive away.

Harbour and Boat Trips

Small harbour in Scottish fishing village

The beautiful village harbour is perfect for a picturesque stroll. From here, you can take a boat trip to the Isle of May during warmer months (April to September). This is a nature reserve out in the Firth of Forth, with spectacular views and an array of wildlife to spot. Look out for puffins, guillemots, razorbills, shags and seals. And even porpoise, dolphins and whales if you’re lucky!

Things to do in Anstruther

Pretty Scottish village in Fife

Explore the village’s cobbled streets, historic buildings, quirky little shops and attractions such as the Scottish Fisheries Museum. There’s no shortage of fresh fish here and there are many places to sample some delicious seafood. With many traditional restaurants, cosy pubs, taverns and chippies to choose from.

Award-Winning Fish and Chips

Traditional haddock in batter with chips

Famous for its award-winning fish and chips, Anstruther Fish Bar is one of the biggest attractions in the village. You can go for their traditional speciality haddock in a light and crispy batter. Or, try something a little different, such as lemon sole, Pittenweem prawns, or salmon and dill fish cakes. All served with proper chips, crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.

Self-Catering Accommodation near Anstruther

If you’re searching for self-catering accommodation near Anstruther, why not choose our luxury lodges in nearby St Andrews? Elderburn Lodges is only 20 minutes from Anstruther by car and is the perfect base for exploring Fife and Scotland.

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