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Pittenweem

Picture of Pittenweem Seaview

This village is the only one in the East Neuk, still with a working harbour. Although there are fewer boats sailing from here now than in days gone by, it is a unique opportunity to see the daily landings and early morning market. Pittenweem fresh fish is bought here and sold by the many local fish vans who travel all over Scotland selling the fish.

From the harbour there are many wynds leading up to different parts of Pittenweem. Half way up one of these wynds is St Fillans cave, viewings of the caves can be arranged by enquiring at the Gingerbread Horse in the High Street. Along the High street are the villages main shops, also Kellie Lodge and leading down to the Parish Church and old cemetery. Behind the church is the old priory, part of which still remains and once had underground passages leading to St Fillans cave.

Turning back and heading west you come to the West Braes, some of the best views can be seen from here. From the very top of the braes there are steps leading down to the outdoor swimming pool and large stepped bathing areas. Several years ago there were two blocks of swimming huts which have now unfortunately been taken away. The pool is not kept up to the standard it once was, with diving boards and a raft in the middle, but is still is a pleasant spot on a sunny day to sit and relax.


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