Exploring Anstruther and the Surrounding Area

Anstruther is a small town located in fife, Scotland. Anstruther is really two towns divided by a small stream, the Dreel Burn. This town was originally a fishing village though its current main industry is tourism. It is home to the Scottish fisheries Museum and many pleasure crafts can be seen moored in the harbor. The town also has a golf course. The Anstruther Fish Bar is an award winning fish and chip shop in both 2001-2002 and 2009.

The Botanical gardens in St Andrews are close by. The gardens date back to 1889 and cover about 18 acres. The greenhouses hold plants that would not survive the outside conditions, such as south East Asia varieties. Much of the outdoors has been landscaped and everything is open to the public. You can also visit the Deer farm at Cupar where you can drive a tractor through fields of deer. There is also a daily flying falcon show that should not be missed.

A visit to the St Andrews aquarium is a great way to spend the afternoon. The themed stairways lead on to exhibits with sharks, rays and other sea life. Craigburn Park is also a great place to let children burn off excess energy as it contains an adventure playground. The Secret Bunker, not so secret anymore, is a bunker that is 100 feet underground. It is beneath a Scottish farmhouse and is the size of two football fields.

It is possible to visit several castle sin the area such as Kellie castle. Kellie castle was restored in the 19th century and is an excellent example of 14th century design. St Monans Windmill which is near St Monans salt pan has a view of Forth estuary and has interactive displays.

There are several coastal walks including Elie to Pittenweem, Leven to Elie, Pittenweem to Crail and Crail to St Andrews. The coastline is breathtaking and you will be glad you did one of the walks through this area. You may even catch a glimpse of a seal.

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