Pittenweem Harbour
Pittenweem Harbour
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LJC2013
Ardrossan, UK65 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Whilst we are having a lovely time on our stay it was marred slightly by the very unfriendly welcome from a fisherman when we dared to temporarily park on arrival at the fish market to get our baby out the car. We had just arrived, did not know exactly where our accommodation was yet this rude person parked literally flanking our car and told my husband gruffly it’s for fishermen only. When he tried to explain and asked where we could park he received what I am politely calling an unhelpful response. This does not make visitors feel welcome or want to return to the area.
Written July 31, 2020
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Graham S
Oxford, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
We arrived in Pittenweem towed by a life bought following engine failure on our yacht. We were made very very welcome. A local engineer helped us clear the pipes of diesel bug. Pittenweem is a delightful place well worth visiting. We happened to be there for their Arts Festival which was superb.
Written August 15, 2022
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Donald L
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The harbour is well worth a visit. The whole place is crawling in history. They murdered loads of witches here. There are smugglers paths (Bruce's Close), a good pub/resturant, a posh resturant, old fashioned boiled sweet shop that also does ice-cream, St.Fillans cave, a chocolate factory (don't go there), fossils on the beach, really old piers and up to 43 real working fishing boats. The fishermen have a shop and office where you can order or even buy immediately, if available, freshly caught langustines, brown crab and lobster. In the first week of August there is a huge Arts Festival with about 150 venues about the town. Just watching the boats come and go is fun. We also have up to 250 Eider Ducks floating about the harbour along with Herring Gulls and Black Backed Gulls also. The seals follow the boats in hoping to get some scraps. At night some seals come in to sleep and they can be heard howling to each other. Try getting friendly with a boat and see if they will bring you back a fish or two.
Written November 22, 2019
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Wavidavi
Glasgow, UK90 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This must be the most unwelcoming town in the UK. We tried to drive here last week. The main road was wall to wall NO PARKING signs and every road was closed? What kind of place is this. Wont be back.
Written August 8, 2018
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Ally
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
I’ve been to all the East Neuk harbours. In my opinion Crail is the most picturesque, but Pittenweem is an absolutely beautiful working harbour. NB: The walk down from the Main Street (with galleries and cafes) is very steep.
Written August 24, 2019
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Charlie C
London, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This harbour is beautiful and so different from many Scottish villages. It is very picturesque and definitely worth a visit.
Written August 23, 2019
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Jude Kirkcaldy
Kirkcaldy, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Visited here with my friend, it's a tradition now. I think there are 150 venues to see. Can't possibly see them all in one day but it is fun trying. The people in the venues we visited were really lovely and eager to talk. Must go back for another visit. Think there is a late night on Friday. There was a terrific buzz around the village. It was a truly amazing day.
Written August 6, 2019
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craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK13,606 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Down in Pittenweem for a walk around the harbour . A lot of boats in and plenty of activity going on with maintenance . Plenty of lobster pots being rope coils making a colourful addition to the view . Interesting to see the different types of vessels . The harbour is really 3 harbour in one and photographically scenic
Written April 18, 2019
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Simon90125
Dunfermline, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Have been coming to Pittenweem for years and it is still magic when you drive down the hill and the harbour opens up in front of you. It's a small commercial fishing port with a modern fish market on the harbour and fishing gear laid out on the piers. It is surrounded by traditional buildings in the style of the East Neuk. The Gyles and Gyles House occupies the eastern side of the harbour and make a great focal point for photographs. Then there is the main harbour area with a pub, an ice cream shop, public toilets and a few galleries. Around the corner the public road ends but the Fife Coastal Path takes you out of the village past the picturesque cottages of West Shore that overlook the sea. The High Street is up the hill and can be reached by walking up one of the steep closes between the houses.
It's not as busy as Anstruther a few miles along the coast but has bags more character. In the summer it has its own Arts Festival and when this is on the village is mobbed.
Written March 24, 2019
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Hotelinspector72
Gisborne NZ66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Lots of working fishing boats but all tied to the quays. Remember the fisher-folks who try to eke a living from a dangerous sea but limited by EU quotas.

ex PD family
Written June 9, 2017
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