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Population: 1700
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Crail is an ancient fishing village overlooking the Firth of Forth on the east-coast of Fife in Scotland known as the East Neuk situated four miles east of Anstruther and 10 miles south-east of St. Andrews. The settlement dates back to the 800s and became a thriving centre by the 1100’s famous for its export of ‘Crail Capons’ a type of dried/smoked haddock. Crail had the largest medieval marketplace in Europe and was awarded royal burgh status in 1178. Crail is an idyllic sea-side resort, the quaint village has little cottages and narrow cobbled streets leading down to the small picturesque harbour sheltered by cliffs, it is a popular tourist destination with its hotel dating back to the 1700’s, there is a caravan and camping park, self-catering accommodation, shops and places to eat out. Historically interesting features include St Mary’s Church dating from the 12th century containing a Pictish slab from the 8th century, the 17th century Market Cross and the Tolbooth with its Dutch Bell dating from the 16th century the Town Hall was added in 1814. Attractions include the 18-hole Balcomie Links golf-course, Crail Pottery, Crail Museum and Heritage Centre, the Jerdan Gallery with Scottish Art from the 19th and 20th century and the Victorian walled Cambo Garden with beautiful waterfall.


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Crail Primary School


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Deveron Shellfish
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Balcomie Links Hotel (0.31 miles)

Balcomie Links Hotel

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Balcomie Links is a friendly, family run small hotel, situated on the outskirts of Crail near St Andrew's.
In Fife's famous and sheltered East Neuk, this is one of the sunniest corners ... More


Cambo House (2.37 miles)

Cambo House
Cambo Estate has been home to the Erskine family since 1688. The impressive Victorian mansion house, built in 1881, and an important historical listed building, lies at the heart of a 1200 acre estate in ... More
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The Bank (3.96 miles)

The Bank
The Bank is situated with one of the finest views in Anstruther where the Dreel Burn merges with the Firth of Forth. The Bank offers something for everyones tastes whether it's from our Bar Lunch ... More | visit website
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The Old Station (5.74 miles)

The Old Station
The Old Station; St Andrews; is a refurbished Victorian railway station set in 2 acres of delightful gardens just 2 miles from St Andrews; the Home of Golf. Just 5 minutes drive from St Andrews; ... More | visit website
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Fairmont St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa (5.94 miles)

Fairmont St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa

Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland sits proudly amidst the rugged, coastal landscape of the North Sea, whilst commanding spectacular views of the bay's golden beaches and medieval St Andrews. The hotel recently completed a £13 million ... More | visit website

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Albany Hotel (8.41 miles)

Albany Hotel

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Peacefully situated in the heart of historic St Andrews this elegant Georgian terraced house dates from 1795. We are close to Castle Cathedral,the University, cinema, Byre Theatre, shops,restaurants and a ... More

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West Port (8.52 miles)

West Port

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The West Port Bar & Kitchen is one of the most popular bar restaurants in St Andrews town centre. Recently refurbished to combine contemporary design with traditional comfort, the West ... More

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Inn At Lathones (8.56 miles)

Inn At Lathones

St Andrews Oldest Coaching Inn

21 beautiful modern bedrooms, including two suites and 6 luxury bedrooms (opened 2008), The Inn has become well known for its award winning food and has been awarded 2 AA rosettes ... More | visit website

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Greyfriars Hotel (8.63 miles)

Greyfriars Hotel

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A warm welcome to Greyfriars...Our delightful hotel nestles in the heart of historic St. Andrews. Fine food, exquisite luxury and the true warmth of Scottish hospitality ensure our guests have ... More

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St Andrews Golf Hotel (8.67 miles)

St Andrews Golf Hotel

Situated just a 9 iron from the first tee of the Old Course, this recently refurbished, boutique hotel offers true Scottish hospitality with a personal touch along with the ideal location to both relax and ... More | visit website

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