Anstruther is the largest of the villages in the East Neuk and provides the main shopping centre, a typical seaside village with many of the shops in a long line overlooking the harbour.
The harbour here has changed dramatically over the years, most of this information can be seen in the Scottish Fisheries Museum, going from a full working harbour to one which hosts mainly pleasure craft. The harbour has undergone changes to now include 100 pontoon berths for pleasure craft and is a very popular visitor attraction.
There are stories behind many of the buildings in Anstruther and the one that stands out most is the Buckie House, on the corner just before crossing the Dreel burn from West Anstruther. The house was covered in shells by Alex Batchelor last century, who supposedly used to charge a penny to see his coffin which was also covered in shells