On our drive from Kingsbarns to Edinburgh we took the Fife Coastal route. There are stunning views out across the Firth of Forth, to North Berwick and Leith. Several rivers form the estuary, the largest being the Forth. Interestingly the word Firth means Fjord or glacial inlet.

We stopped for lunch at the picturesque village of Elie. On a previous visit here, we had eaten at the Ship Inn, but this time we had sandwiches, scotch eggs and cakes from the Elie Deli As far as Delis go, this is really well stocked with interesting food and drink, I was a little spoilt for choice.

Lady Janet Anstruther’s Tower stands on the edge of the rocks. A 1770s forerunner to the Victorian Beach Hut. It was built for Lady Janet to sit and watch the world go by…. I think Lady Joanne appreciated the view too.


Traveling on, we arrived in Edinburgh in time for tea. We enjoyed sitting on the side of the harbour in Newhaven eating Fish and Chips from the famous Fishmarket which featured in a BBC show “Remarkable Places to Eat” Along with Alle Testiere in Venice, thats two of the shows recommendations we can tick off now…

Of course the experience was made all the better for being in the company of our Grandson, who along with his parents have recently moved to Trinity. Just a 20 minute walk away.

Finally on to Holiday Inn, with 2 dogs for the night !

A map just for perspective.

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