Welcome to Anstruther, Cellardyke & Kilrenny

Anstruther is a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, popular with day-trippers and holidaymakers. Located south of St Andrews, Anstruther is the largest in a string of pretty, old-fashioned fishing villages along the stretch of Fife coast known as the East Neuk.

Perhaps the top attraction is simply tucking into a quality fish supper from the Anstruther Fish Bar, which in recent years has won a number of awards including UK Fish and Chip Shop of the year. Enjoy the locally caught fish by the harbour as fishing boats land their catch. Look out for puffins, seals and other wildlife on a boat trip to the Isle of May, which run from May through to September. Back on dry land, another attraction is the fascinating Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Just half a mile east of Anstruther is Cellardyke, a hidden treasure often overlooked by visitors.  This picturesque harbour town, which was designated a Conservation Area in 1977, is a beautifully preserved old fishing port lined with charming houses, unspoilt scenery and a great restaurant.

If you’re a local community group or business and you’d like to be involved then contact us.

Things to do

Visit the Isle of May on Osprey “The Jewel of the Forth”.
Please check out The Osprey website Click Here

There’s more things to do on the Activities Page.

Places to stay


The Murray Library Hostel welcomes the visitors to Anstruther, at the heart of Fife’s East Neuk region, the perfect starting point to discover the fishing villages and a breathtaking coastal scenery. The library has now been successfully converted into a cosy top notch backpacker hostel with comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen and large communal areas to share your tales of adventures halfway along the brilliantly varied coastal path.

It is a pleasure to have you as our guests. We will do our best to make your stay an enjoyable and relaxing one, in the beautiful town of Anstruther.

Please check out the Murray Library Hostel website Click Here

There’s more places to stay on the Accommodation Page.

Places to eat and drink


The Bank. We slice and stir our way to freshly made soups, sauces, sides and dressings. We’re choose the best ingredients to create the great tasting, bold flavours you crave

Please check out The Bank website Click Here

There’s more places to eat on the Eat and Drink Page.