Twenty one things to do for money in the East Neuk. Kindly supplied by Ronald McDonald www.pittenweemharbour.co.uk
1) Visit the Isle of May on board the May Princess. Take binoculars as the island is a breeding ground for puffins, guillemots and razorbills. You’ll also see plenty of grey seals which pup here in October.
2) Do some form of watersports in Elie or St Andrews (East Sands).
3) Take in some live theatre at the Byre in St Andrews.
4) Find something you’d like to see at the New Picture House Cinema in St Andrews (3 screens).
5) Too cool for swimming? Visit the East Sands Leisure Centre in St Andrews or if you want waves and rapids then go to the Olympia Centre in Dundee.
6) Go into the ballot for a round on the Old Course. If successful it will rid you of £50 in winter and £110 in summer. Or, if you don’t want to take a chance just hand over £70 at St Andrews Bay or £135 at Kingsbarns.
7) Do the historical walking tour of St Andrews town and university.
8) Do the historical open top bus tour of St Andrews town and University if your feet are killing you or you’re just feeling lazy.
9) Spend an hour at the Secret Bunker. Maggie had her nuclear des res in a hole at Box near Bath. This places was where the Scots powers that be were going to scurry when the balloon went up. From here they would be in a position to offer helpful advice to their fellow countrymen on matters such as how to build your personal nuclear shelter under the stairs using cardboard cartons.
10) Go for lunch at the Links Clubhouse in St Andrews. Try to grab the corner table which gives a great view of the 18th green of the New Course.
11) Go horseriding in Tentsmuir Forest.
12) Buy a kite from Wind & Water and fly it on the West Sands.
13) Visit a museum – there’s the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther £3.50 and the British Golf Museum in St Andrews £4.
14) Go down the mines and counter-mines, early examples of siege techniques at St Andrews Castle – £3
15) Take the kids to Craigtoun Country Park for a fabulous day out with adventure playground, trampolines, miniature railway, aviary, putting, crazy golf, boating and the like. Entrance ticket pays for all facilities.
16) Visit Deep Sea World in North Queensferry.
17) Visit Sensation – Scientific discovery centre in Dundee. Kids won’t want to leave.
18) Visit Discovery Point in Dundee where Captain Scott’s famous polar exploration ship, Discovery, returned home. Then go over the road and have lunch in the Jute Café Bar at the DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts).
19) Visit the Scottish Deer Centre and feed the beasts by hand, watch the wolves being fed (not by hand) and be amazed by the falconry displays.
20) Spend time wandering around the St Andrews Botanic Garden.
21) Enjoy some light exercise at Elie Sports Club where golf (ideal for juniors, seniors and improvers), driving range, putting, tennis and bowling are on offer.
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