Crail is the oldest East Neuk Burgh, and became a Royal Burgh in the 12th century. Next to Fifeness it is the most easterly of the line of coastal settlements along the south side of the East Neuk of Fife. It has an air of seclusion and is a very popular village adored by both artists and photographers. The picture of Crail harbour with its little houses, white walls, and crow stepped gables and red pantile roofs, features on the front of numerous brochures and many calendars. Yet there is much more to Crail than the pretty harbour.
Up the hill from the harbour is the main street. Following the road east you pass the Crail History museum and shortly before the Marketgate there is a road leading to Crail Pottery. The Marketgate, now lined by trees, was once the largest medieval market places in Europe.
Crail has two popular golf courses where visitors are welcome but it is advisable to try and book first.