September is a great month to visit the East Neuk, a bit less busy but the weather is generally dryer than the summer, and you’ll find some of the best conditions for walking, golfing or cycling. Here are a few of our top suggestions for this month:
19 Sept Doors Open Days – with lots of unusual buildings open all over the East Neuk and St Andrews, including Crail’s amazing 15thC ‘doocot’, Crail Church and Museum – take all of the Crail attractions in with our Historic Tour starting from the Crail Museum 2h15 for 2h30. This is the last tour of the season so don’t miss it! MAC, Fife’s Mobile Museum Bus will also be parked outside the Crail Museum, and if you have not been in before it’s well worth a look. You can also get a chance to see inside historic buildings and gardens anyday by visiting the Crail Pottery or The Old House, both open everyday!.
The Erskine Beveridge Exibition continues at the Crail Museum till Sunday 3 October. Jerdan Gallery Picture Perfect exhibition continues till the 12th, then don’t miss the Preview of ‘Awesome Autumn’ 17th Sept – always fun – with added treat of George Birrell Jazz band! Also nearby is the St Monans Arts Festival 17-19 Sept. Art lovers will also like to check out some of the local galleries including the Crail Gallery for some great area inspired woodcut prints, the Crail Harbour Gallery fearuring local arist work and lots of nautical gifts, Julia’s Tea Room featuring local art gifts.
If you are a food lover you’ll be glad to hear that it’s local seafood season till the around the end of September – you can buy lobster and Crab fresh at the Lobster Shed or at most local eateries – inlcuding Caiplie House, East Neuk Hotel, The Golf Hotel, and Crail Harbour Gallery.
If you are shopping locally you’ll find lots of seasonal produce at First Fruits, and loads of other great local Crail Shops. No trip to Crail is complete without a visit to the Crail Harbour and Roome Bay Beach – great for rockpooling or fossil hunting.
Last Minute accommodation in Crail is generally more available and the Crail Accommodation Network will make it easy for you. We hope you enjoy your visit to Crail.
You can find out loads of information about Crail on the AboutCrail website and the local what’s on is the best place to find out what’s going on within walking distance. For more what’s on in the area this September check out the St Andrews blog and
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