The best holidays in Fife are spent pottering by the sea and enjoying the simple things in life such as hunting for fossils, searching rock pools, photography and wildlife spotting from red squirrels to dolphins.
Whether you are enjoying the many walks, cycle paths, seal spotting, rock pooling, or partaking in sports such as tennis or golf, in Elie, St Monans, Pittemweem, Anstruther, Crail and Kingsbarns or St Andrews there is something for everyone. Alternatively, simply enjoy the delicious food on offer in local restaurants, such as the Ship Inn or 19th Hole, or sampling some fishy delights from the East Pier Smokehouse in St Monans.
If you’re having a day off from beaches, watersports, golf or tennis then take a wander through the pretty streets of Elie and admire the typical East Neuk architecture of pastel coloured windows and stepped gables. Pop in to our lovely boutique shops Piccadilly Lilly and Harbour House or stop for an ice cream at Carol’s Shop. For more local attractions and activities have a read through our Local Area section and see all the fun and fascinating visits you can enjoy in Elie, the East Neuk and beyond.
Fife is a collection of small towns and villages which boast character and unique style. Enjoy the buzzy atmosphere of St Andrews to the quaint fishing villages of the East Neuk of Fife such as Elie, St Monans, Pitemweem, Anstruther, Crail and beyond, the area is a feast for the senses with picturesque sea towns and villages, and a never ending list of places to visit with the many castles, palaces, museums, boutique shops and galleries which can be found in abundance.
Whether staying with family or friends, for relaxation or adventure, our lodges give easy access to it all.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Catchpenny Safari Lodges. The kids loved the sleeping arrangements in the tent and the view was spectacular. The outdoor firepits were an excellent accompaniment after the sun had gone down. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making the lodges a memorable place to stay."
The East Neuk boasts an impressive past with places to visit such as the many castles, palaces and museums which are peppered throughout Fife, each with a story of their own. Some hold royal connections, like the abbey in Dunfermline, St Andrew’s Cathedral and some have well kept secrets such as Scotland’s Secret Bunker.
The coast is adorned with fine but small harbours, from the industrial docks in Burntisland and Rosyth to the fishing villages of the East Neuk. Step in the shoes of some of Fife’s most famous names such as Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie and explore the past of some great Fifers.