Places of Interest
The East Neuk or "The Kingdom of FIFE" has history that goes back thousands of years to the Stone Age. As described in the TV programme 'Time Team', its Standing Stones and other ancient sites show that it has a remarkable history through the centuries. Once the domain of the Scottish Monarch. King David I c.1080 - 1153. King David was a noted builder of castles and abbeys and was responsible for the introduction of the Royal Burgh. He was responsible for the unification of the Clans and died leaving a peaceful and successful country. He was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, Fife - a place worth visiting on your trip to the kingdom.
Woods Hospital & Tower was built in the 15th century at Upper Largo for men who were injured in battle: Admiral Sir Andrew Wood c.1455 -1539. was a naval commander in the reign of King James III, and Through his exploits during his career, one being that he defended Dumbarton Castle from the sea with his famous ships the "Flower" and the "Yellow Carvel". He also won a memorable action against the English in Largo Bay, for which he gained his Knighthood and the title to Largo Lands in 1483. Buried in his family tomb at Largo Kirk at Upper Largo, you can still see the outlined remains of the canal which was constructed by his men, who due to thier respect for him would pull his barge to and from "Woods Tower" to the Upper Largo Kirk each Sunday.
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT & EXPLORE:
The East Neuk has many historical links wherever you go. Largo House (now a ruin) is believed to have been designed by the architect Robert Adams. The Upper Largo Church is where the graves of Admiral Sir Andrew Wood* and his famous neighbour Naval Lt Alexander Selkirk who was portrayed as "Robinson Crusoe" in Daniel Defoe's book of the same name. A statue of Alexander Selkirk is inset into the Wall of 101 Main Street, Lower Largo, just a few doors from "Silverlea" the Selkirk family Headstone plus 'The Largo Stone' reputed to be of great archaeological significance with its Celtic Cross shape are situated just inside the church.
Cambo Gardens - a 2.5acre walled garden set among 70acres of woodlands with walks following the burn to the sea. (is located near Kinghorn off the A917 and well worth a visit).
Visit the Crail Heritage Museum, the Crail Pottery, the St Andrews Aquarium or the Adventure Playground for Children at Craigtoun Park, plus many other things to see and do. We supply some information and leaflets for you perusal or the nearest Tourist Information Centre, Anstruther: Scottish Fisheries Museum. Crail: Crail Museum (is open Easter - September). Cupar: The Grannery Business Centre (is open Easter - September). St Andrews : 170 Market Street - Open All Year round.