Portion of Scottish Fisheries Museum entrance plan, Anstruther
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THE SCOTTISH FISHERIES MUSEUM, HARBOURHEAD
This costs a bit of money to get in (about £6 when I was there - 2011 - an amount that will change with time), but inside it's bigger than it looks and is, I'm sure, worth every penny. Unfortunately I didn't have enough pennies to get in, so I sneaked a few peeks through doors and tried to get a good long free look. Inside, as well as galleries showing everything there is to know about boats and fishing, you can see real full-sized boats, like the 'Reaper'. [Check out their website right here: www.scotfishmuseum.org]
ANSTRUTHER FISH BAR, 42-44 SHORE STREET
It is difficult to imagine why a fish and chip shop should be a tourist attraction, but it is. It is a place that has sold good food for many years, and if you are in any doubt about how busy it can get in summer, you only have to look at the metal barriers inside that help to guide and control the eager crowds of chompers. Their secret is probably in using fresh ingredients cooked as and when you want them and, of course, the special make-up of their crispy batter. The fish they use is in fact so fresh that your haddock may well smile up at you en route to your mouth.
THE FIFE COASTAL PATH
As I believe I have said before, and make no apologies if I repeat myself, The Fife Coastal Path is probably one of the finest long-distance walks in the world. It runs for about 150km between the Forth and Tay bridges. As the name suggests, it pretty much hugs the coast most of the way, offering everything that is magical about Fife, from quaint coastal villages with rustic harbours, cliff-top towers and castles, and the opportunity to consume in large quantities the very best of Scottish food and drink. And believe me, there is something about a coastal walk with its sea breezes that will give you the mother of all appetites at the end of a day of trekking. Of course, you don't have to walk the whole Fife Coastal Path at once. Doing it in little sections is permitted. As it passes through Anstruther, you have the choice of either going west towards Pittenweem (a tiny dander of just over a mile), or east towards Crail (just over 4 miles). Although the path is well signposted, it is always better to have a map with you (Ordnance Survey Landranger 59, 'St Andrews & Kirkcaldy area', 1:50000 scale or one-and-a-quarter inches to a mile). During my day in the area I walked the short section from Pittenweem to Anstruther. As the weather over the previous few days had been wet, I half expected to find a swampish mud-bath, but the path was an utter joy and I skipped and frolicked along it like a Spring lamb. [CLICK HERE FOR A SPECIAL FIFE COASTAL PATH PAGE WITH INTERACTIVE MAP AND ROUTE.]
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Fife Coastal Path view between Pittenweem and Anstruther
The Anstruther Fish Bar team with Robert and Alison Smith