Visiting Anstruther

northseaI went back to Anstruther in Scotland for another visit. It is a small and sleepy fishing village that I bet everyone knows everyone. Aside from St. Andrews, it is a popular destination in this area with sea food restaurants sprouting all over the coastline.

It is very chilly and windy  because it faces the North sea. So, be prepared to have your thick coats and ponytail bands for the hair! It is like a bad hair day after subjecting yourself to the unforgiving winds.

Sleepy town of Anstruther
Sleepy town of Anstruther
View of the village from afar
View of the village from afar

I find the coastline worth falling in love. The magnificent lighthouse towers the village with hundreds of beautiful yachts lined up close to it. There are two rocky pathways  where the sea waves strongly surges on. The left rocky pavement goes directly to the lighthouse while the other gives you a picturesque view of the whole village.

The Anstruther Lighthouse
The Anstruther Lighthouse
Yachts along the harbor
Yachts along the harbor
Coastline
Coastline
View of the Lighthouse from the coastline
View of the Lighthouse from the coastline

We also tried the world-famous Anstruther Fish Bar, a traditional fish and chips restaurant. I was amazed because there was a long queue considering that there were plenty of restaurants nearby! We waited for 20 minutes before we got seats. The fish and chips are all good and very cheap! Very affordable considering this exact restaurant has received considerable awards for its sea food menu.

Traditional fish and chips
Traditional fish and chips
Anstruther Fish Bar
Anstruther Fish Bar

The Scottish Fisheries Museum was not open so we were not able to check it out. Though,  I heard the collections of model boats and fishing gears are vast and tells the interesting story of the village. It has a £15 entrance fee for unlimited visits. It is near the harbor, just few steps away from the Anstruther Fish Bar.

Scottish Fisheries Museum
Scottish Fisheries Museum
Anstruther like a postcard.
Anstruther like a postcard.

I really understand why people keep on coming back to this village. It is like a movie setting of one of those romantic movies you would wish you are into it. As cliche as this would be, it is an ideal setting for those times that you need to pick up the pieces of your life or to reboot meaningless chapters of it. In other words, soul-searching.

It is a perfect place for cruising and experiencing tranquility of life while enjoying impressive, very picturesque sceneries.

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