Following the successful debut last year, Cambo Estate (4 miles from Crail) will be hosting another Snowdrops by Starlight event. The Magical sound and light show takes you on a walk through the Snowdrop Woods as never seen before. You can get to the show from Crail on 5 nights, including the opening night Fri 11 February 2011. Buses will run Thursdays and Fridays during the show, half hourly 6-9h30pm. The Meeting point is the Crail Museum 62/64 Marketgate, which will be open 5h30-9h30. Tickets include transport both ways. Tickets can be booked online, by phone 01333 450054, or purchased at the Museum on the night (subject to availability). Last minute online tickets sales can be collected at the Museum. You are very welcome to come in and warm up while you wait for your bus, and the Museum staff would be very happy to provide you with information about Crail and the area to help you make the most of your stay. The Museum is staffed purely by volunteers and donations are very welcome.
The woods are also open daily 10-5pm 1 Feb – 13 March as part of the Snowdrop Spectacular. The Snowdrops are just starting to come up in the Denburn Wood in Crail, and in the Honeypot’s flower tubs (both complements of Cambo Estate), and Cambo have reported that there are more coming out everyday. The is also a sculpture display on during this period. Please share your experience with visitors by posting a comment below.
You can get an early meal at the Golf Hotel next door which has a large restaurant and cosy pub, or at The East Neuk Hotel down the road which is open daily, 11am-midnight weekdays, 11am – 1am Thurs, Fri, Sat, and noon-11pm Sun, freshly prepared meals 12-8pm (9pm w/e) booking recommended. Information about local places to eat and drink is available on the AboutCrail website.
If you are in Crail during the day you may like to vist Crail Pottery which is open every day, or the Jerdan Gallery open from 12 Feb daily 10h30-5 (except Tuesdays) – Preview Fri 11 Feb 2-8pm. There is a handy list of all of Crail’s shops on the AboutCrail website.
Crail Februrary Cafes (please call to confirm closing times):
Julias Tearoom and Art Shop, is open 10-5ish (closed Wed), 01333450415.
The Crail Harbour Gallery and Tea Room is now open 7 days from 10h30- 5ish, 01333 451896.
Honeypot Guesthouse and Coffee House, opening 12 Feb, 10h30-4ish, (closed Tues, Wed) 01333 450935, Welcome Port for the Fife Coastal Path.
Local What’s On can be found on the AboutCrail website.
On in the area:
New exhibition “A Taste of Europe” at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther (4 mi).
Chocolate Workshop and Valentines Dinner at The Cocoa Tree in Pittenweem Sat 12 Feb (5 mi).