Guided Walks

Schedule of Guided Walks

We are running our Guided Walks on Sundays for the summer 2022 season with the last walk planned to be on Sunday 9th October.

Meet at the Museum at 2:15pm for a 2:30pm start. Walks last 1 - 2 hours.

Cost £3 adults - £1 children (10–17 yrs.)

Walking is mostly on even surfaces with one steep hill to the Harbour.

We are justly proud of Crail’s heritage and would be glad to tell you more about the history which surrounds us.​

We hope to be able to run Guided Walks on most Sundays, but due to the continuing effects of Covid-19 resulting in a shortage of volunteers we cannot guarantee that we will be able to run walks every Sunday.

Walk Tickets can be bought online at any time up to the day before the walk. Or in the Museum shop on Thursday, Friday or Saturday during normal opening hours. Or if places are still available you can pay cash to the Guide on the day of the walk.

Online Booking Page.

Crail is the most easterly of the Royal Burghs in the East Neuk of Fife and also the oldest. Mention is made of the Burgh in ancient documents dating back to the 12th Century with the first Royal Charter for which there is documentary evidence granted by Robert the Bruce and signed at Stirling Castle in 1310.

Crail is now principally a fishing village specialising in crab and lobster as well as an attractive holiday resort, but in the 18th Century it was noted for its fishing of herring for salting and its produce of Crail Capons (Haddock dried in the sun or smoked in a chimney). During the 18th Century as many as 200 ships could be fishing from Crail Harbour.

If you would like to explore Crail and learn more of the Burgh’s long history including:

  1. the famous Weavers of Crail, one of whom, Thomas Kingo, emigrated to Denmark to weave tapestries for the Kronberg Palace, Elsinor and whose grandson became Bishop Kingo of Fyen. The marriage lintel of his house in Marketgate is still there today with a date of 1759

  2. the history of Crail Church where John Knox preached during the Reformation

  3. our very own Dead House protecting bodies from grave robbers during the time of Burke and Hare

  4. the newly restored 16th Century Doocot

  5. Maggie Ingles – Crail’s very own witch

then join one of our Guided Walks.

If you cannot get to Crail in time for one of our walks, then you can follow a limited version of our Guided Walk (without the Guide) online: