Crail has one of the best small harbours in the area and is well know
for the shellfish that is caught and sold here, you won't get any fresher.
Dating back to 16th century, the curved breakwater was built giving
it protection against the Forth and in 1826 Robert Stevenson contributed
the straight west pier, which was built by rubble.
Coming up from the harbour you find the main street through Crail.
Following the road towards the golf course you will bypass the Crail
History museum and shortly before the Marketgate there is a road leading
down to Crail Pottery. In the Summer and other school holidays the pottery
puts on classes for children, who find the whole idea great fun. The
Marketgate, now lined by trees, was once the largest medieval market
places in Europe.
Continuing on, you pass the Parish Church on the left, this Romanesque
sapling c1160 has been gradually added to with possibly the oldest free
standing tower in Fife, before coming to the golf courses. The Balcomie
and the Craighead Links. Both these courses have a large waiting list
because of there popularity but visitors are welcome but it is advisable
to try and book first.