Tips for booking a Anstruther hotel

Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Anstruther:$113/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$19/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$95 - $143
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$74 - $121
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Anstruther

About Anstruther

There are few places in Southern Scotland more charming than Anstruther, where emerald meadows meet the cool waters of the Firth of Forth. Located south of St. Andrews, the old fishing village offers a cheery mix of bobbing boats, cobbled streets and award-winning fish and chips.

Things to do

Stroll along the harbourside and watch local fishers returning with their catch before tasting the famous seafood at Anstruther Fish Bar. Opened in 1980 by the Smith Family, the prestigious fish bar has been awarded the UK’s Best Fish and Chip Shop two years in a row.

Encounter Scotland’s local wildlife on a ferry trip to the Isle of May, a National Nature Reserve. The island offers a wonderful opportunity to observe seals swimming around the rocky ledges and adorable puffins popping out of their cliffside burrows. History enthusiasts can stop by the Visitor Center for a fascinating glimpse into Scotland’s Viking past.

Dive into Scotland’s fishing heritage at the award-winning Scottish Fisheries Museum. Overlooking Anstruther’s old fishing port, the 16th-century Merchants House and Historic Boatyard boast over 65,000 artifacts showcasing the traditional dress and customs of local fishing folk.

Do you love crafts? Take a candle making class and invent your own bespoke scent at Jo Macfarlane, a luxury candle boutique in the heart of Anstruther. If you’re a connoisseur of cheese, don’t miss the tour and tastings at St. Andrews Farmhouse, where you can discover the art of perfecting golden Cheddar, Camembert and Brie.

Getting around

Anstruther is a 1.5-hour drive south of Dundee Airport. Coaches arrive from Edinburgh within 2.5 hours and continue onto St. Andrews. The village is easily navigated on foot, while rental cars, boats and buses are available for exploring the Firth Coast.

Anstruther travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Anstruther?

    Kilconquhar Castle Estate (8.6/10 from 1,222 reviews), The Waterfront (9.0/10 from 677 reviews), and The coastal inn (8.9/10 from 375 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Anstruther.

  • What is a good hotel near Crail Museum and Heritage Centre?

    Kalliope House B&B is a hotel near Crail Museum and Heritage Centre that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.0 across 48 reviews.