N stands for...East Neuk.


East Neuk  comprises of little fishing villages of the most northerly part of the Firth of Forth, (estuary or Firth of Scotland's River Forth).  Neuk  is the Scots word for  Nook or corner.




The Royal St Andrews Ancient Clubhouse.


The town of St Andrews.

 

We stayed in the town of St Andrews which is home to The Royal  and Ancient St Andrews Golf Club, world renown for staging  'The Open'.

The University of St Andrews





St Andrews is also home to one of the finest University's in the UK.  Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge met and studied at the university.

                        William and Catherine revisited the university after their marriage... I wonder if Prince George will go there ?  

 

                                                          

 

On East Neuk is the pretty little fishing village called Anstruther, we would watch the local fishermen land their catch on the edge of the harbour. The Anstruther Fish bar is voted as producing the best Fish and Chips in the UK. They have won several awards. We can vouch for that, definitely the finest we've tasted on our trips around the UK.....Absolutely delicious! Needless to say all the fish  they sell are straight out of the waters around The East Neuk.

We would  also buy fresh crabs and langoustines from the fishermen on the quay  

Scottish Crab and lobster are landed by the brightly coloured fishing boats in Anstruther harbour.



Lobster from  the waters of  Anstruther East Neuk .




The famous bridges spanning The Firth of Forth. This is a direct link from Edinburgh  at South Ferry to Fife at North Queensferry.


The  Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge.


 




The Forth Road Suspension Bridge.

 

Map of East Neuk North East Scotland.


My thanks to the magical Denise for creating ABCW and also to Roger for making it happen. Not forgetting the Merry band of helpers too.

 



 


 


 



 

 




 

Comments

  1. You know I've never been to Scotland? Must put it on the To Do list...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Flowerpot, hello!
    Scotland is a most amazing part of the British Isles, we've travelled up the West Coast and the East Coast, also to the Highlands, taking in Balmoral and The Cairngorms, such breath taking scenery!
    You must go !
    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Another spot to put on my "go there" list! Looks like a great part of Scotland to explore! We have been to Scotland a few times...

    ReplyDelete
  4. the "Firth of Forth" just rolls off the tongue!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Ellen, you'd just love it.
    my husband is a keen golfer and goes with his buddies on an annual golfing weekend each year.
    When we visited he insisted on showing me around a few of the famous golf courses, including The Royal St Andrews, it was so interesting, the clubhouse goes back to the 1400's,
    We had lunch there, quite an honour, but my darling is a former club captain he is allowed to wine and dine his lady wife there.....I bet you good folk across the pond must smile at our stuffy ways... I do !

    Best wishes,
    Di,ABCW team,

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's funny Roger, because Ian and I always call it 'The Firth of the Forth, fifty five...Don't laugh, but for some unknown reason we both have a good chuckle when we say it!

    best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Scotland is just as beautiful as Norway, but the architecture is quite different.
    I enjoyed reading your introductions about Greece and Turkey. Yes, your entries and mine are linked because of St Paul and St Luke.I now realise how important blogging is. Thanks for all your beautiful photos and entries.
    Have a great sunny week.
    Wil, ABCW

    ReplyDelete
  8. The town of St. Andrews look exactly like a town I'd like to visit.

    My ABC WEDNESDAY

    ReplyDelete
  9. I learned something with this post...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Photo Cache, thanks for dropping by and your comments.
    You must visit St Andrews, you'd love, so much to see and do.


    best wishes,

    Di.
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Berowne:
    Thanks for stopping by and your comment...
    But what did you learn O Mighty Quiz Master? Ha ha!

    Best wishes,
    Di,

    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  12. It looks like a very beautiful place, I have to say that whole Scotland is a very beautiful country !

    ReplyDelete
  13. That fish-and-chips looks yummy. A lovely place.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Each time I drop by here I learn something new. Neuk - Nook this time :-). There's actually a vote on the best Fish n Chips! The fresh fish could be their secret ingredient.

    ReplyDelete
  15. OK, the pictures of crab, etc., are making me hungry. NO FAIR! ha ha ha

    Fun stuff. We watch the Open every year (and yes, even though we are Americans, we called it "the Open," not "the British Open," as many are wont to do!) so we love St. Andrews. Something about links golf that's most appealing, no designing courses for the founders of the game! Amy

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gattina:
    Thanks for dropping by,
    Scotland is a beautiful place, we've had several lovely holidays there. I'm planning another one for next
    October to celebrate our wedding anniversary, even considering hiring a camper van...watch this space..
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Tulika,
    Glad to be of service!
    I too have learned so much since I've had the pleasure of contributing and reading posts on ABCW.
    You're quite correct in saying the freshness of the fish makes for the star quality of the fish.
    Thanks for your comments,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sharp little pencil:
    Good to hear from you again, most appreciated.
    We had a lobster from one of the fishermen and his wife kindly prepared it for us, I didn't think I could cope with a live creature.
    Anyway, it was delicious. I served it with a crunchy green salad and crispy chips.
    We watch a lot of golf on TV, which is enjoyable.

    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I hope I can visit East Neuk one day. It looks very charming. From your photos, it looks like it could be a great place to call home.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Su-sieee,
    Good to hear from you again and thanks for your commenting.
    It is a lovely part of Scotland but I wouldn't like to live there as they have some wickedly cold winters, especially with the harsh winds that blow from the north sea. But lovely to visit particularly in Autumn when the colours are changing, quite spectacular!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Where in St. Andrews is your Picture #5?

    I'm a graduate of the place and maybe my memory is going but I don't recognise that building at all.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I always try to reply to each comment on an individual basis so please pop back, when you have time, as there may be more to learn from either side, i.e. myself and commenter Thank you, Di x

Popular posts from this blog

Z for Zazu and Zane

V for

M for Manx .The Isle of Man.