Located on the east coast of Scotland, close to the university town of St. Andrews, is the area known as the East Neuk of Fife. The area is filled with picturesque, coastal villages and towns and provides a peaceful setting in which to relax and unwind. An East Neuk of Fife holiday rental cottage will provide all the comforts of home as well as spectacular sea and countryside views. An east Neuk of Fife holiday is great for those either looking for a variety of outdoor activities to indulge in or for those who simply want to recharge their batteries in calm surroundings.
An East Neuk of Fife holiday will leave you exhausted with the amount of activities and attractions that are on offer. For those who love the outdoors there are several beaches which are great for sailing, fishing, swimming, scuba diving, windsurfing, water skiing and water tubing. Other activities available in abundance in the area include cycling, walking, mountain biking, hiking, small game hunting, rock climbing, tennis, golf and horse riding. With picturesque, quaint Scottish villages to explore, keen bird watchers, photographers and artists will find many great subjects for their work.
In terms of attractions on an East Neuk of Fife holiday, the Crail Museum & Heritage Centre is well worth a visit. This building outlines the history of this former Royal Burgh as well as holding displays relating to the Crail Golfing Society (the 7th oldest in the world) and the history of the Crail Aerodrome. Also worth a visit is the Scottish Fisheries Museum in the town of Anstruther.
If you can tear yourself away from your wonderful East Neuk of Fife holiday rental cottage, you will find that there are some great towns and villages worth exploring nearby. The "home of golf", St. Andrews, is a renowned town that lies under 20 minutes north of the area. Attractions in the town include The Old Golf Course which runs along the coast, St. Andrews Castle and a Sealife Centre. If you visit the town in August you can experience the Lammas Fair, which is said to be one of the oldest markets. Visitors can enjoy browsing a range of stalls as well as concerts, dancing and fun events during the five day celebration.
Visitors on an East Neuk of Fife holiday can expect to experience warm summers and relatively cool winters. The warmest months of the year to have an East Neuk of Fife holiday rental cottage are July and August when the daytime temperature can reach as much as 25°C. The colder months of January and February can see temperatures fall to as little as 6°C during the daytime. The annual rainfall for the area is 35 inches.
Travellers on an East Neuk of Fife holiday will most likely arrive at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) which is under half an hour's journey away from the area. Air operators that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include British Airways, BMIbaby, Flybe and easyJet. It is possible for passengers to depart from a range of UK airports such as London Gatwick (LGW), Leeds (LBA), Southampton(SOU), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX).