Cheap Hotels in Crail
Balcomie Links is a friendly, family run small hotel, situated on the outskirts of Crail near St Andrew's. In Fife's famous and sheltered East Neuk, this is one of the sunniest corners on the East Coast of Scotland. The hotel is an ideal base to explore the area which is enriched in history with beautiful coastal villages and scenic walks, beaches, castles, museums, attractions, and made famous for its golfing as the “Home of Golf ".
Hotels in Crail
You might recognise Crail when you get there – this harbour village has long been popular with landscape artists. It's in the East Neuk of Fife, which encompasses lots of small fishing villages. Luxury holiday cottages and Crail hotels give you an impressive choice of places to stay in the area. The B&Bs can however be quite exclusive – some have just two or three rooms.
Many of Crail's buildings dating from the 17th to 19th centuries have been carefully restored by the National Trust for Scotland. The village's cobbled streets wind down to the harbour, where old cottages and towering cliff formations line the coast.
The parish church, built in the 13th century, is one of Scotland's prettiest surviving ancient churches. In the middle of the market square, an old tollbooth from the 16th century now contains a library.
Discover the village's fishing traditions and aviation history at the Crail Museum. An airfield just outside Crail was used during WWI and WWII – today, it's where you'll find the local car boot sale.
Days out in Crail
The Crail Raceway hosts drag racing – the Crail Thrash - every month. Drivers can come and compete in their own cars on public track days.
From the Marketgate, which was once the largest market square in Europe, the Hen's Ladder leads down to the harbour. A stroll around one of Scotland's most photographed and most breathtaking destinations is always enjoyable.
The village is about ten miles from St Andrew's, known around the world as a world-class golfing venue. It's also roughly an hour and a half from the city of Edinburgh by car.
Food and drink
Crail has quite a few tea rooms, including one at the Crail Harbour Gallery. The art on display is all by a local painter, and is housed in what used to be the cellar of a fisherman's cottage.
Fish and seafood are likely to be on the menu when you sit down for lunch or dinner. Crail Fish Bar on the high street also offers typically Scottish foods such as battered haggis.
In summer, the Crail Food Festival brings fans of locally-made produce to the village. Markets and special lunches at the harbour run for three days, with samples of cheese, pies, chocolates, wines and spirits, and more.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Crail
What are the best hotels to stay in Crail?According to our booking data, one of the most booked hotels in Crail is Balcomie Links Hotel.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Crail?The lowest price for a double room in Crail is £109.
What hotels are in the central Crail neighborhood?If you want to stay near the center of Crail, you can consider staying at Balcomie Links Hotel.
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