Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

Date

1 / 3 November 2012
Location

Crail, East Neuk of Fife

NO 61231 07413; 56.25760°N, 2.62736°W

Information

Crail is the oldest of the East Neuk burghs and its status as a royal burgh was confirmed in 1310 by Robert the Bruce granting its right to hold Sunday markets. The town prospered on trade with the Low Countries and its marketplace became one of the largest in medieval Europe.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Crail’s harbour was a major port for herring and white fish, whereas today the main catch landed by its boats is lobster and crab.

Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

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