St Andrews, East Neuk and Lomond Hills

St Andrews, East Neuk and Lomond Hills

Within easy reach of the cities, this part of Fife has a distinctive character and has much to offer the walker and the casual visitor. The ports of the East Neuk of Fife were described by King James I as the Fringe of Gold to his beggars mantle of a country. Whilst the best known is St Andrews - the Home of Golf - the picturesque fishing villages and towns of Crail, Anstruther, St Monans and Pittenweem - all linked by the Fife Coastal footpath - are a major attraction today. Inland villages such as Falkland and Ceres are equally attractive, packed with historic buildings, as are towns such as Cupar.

Well worth a visit from walkers are the shapely Lomond Hills, the highest in Fife and with fine views over farmland, the Firth of Forth and towards the Highlands.The little-frequented easterly extension of the Ochils stretches across the area to almost reach the Firth of Tay.


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