The quintessential British holidaymaker’s dream.
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Elie is a quintessential seaside town in the East Neuk of Fife, bursting with character. One of a string of harbour villages in this historic corner of Fife, it dates back many centuries. It was the Victorian tourist trade that first made Elie a favourite holiday retreat, with the railway and the North Berwick and Leith steamers ferrying in affluent holidaymakers from Edinburgh and Glasgow to this beautiful curve of golden sand. Indeed Elie is still so popular that some call it the Rock of the North.
And yet Elie had thrived for centuries before, its sheltered 16th century harbour offering respite for fishermen before grain export from the fertile agricultural lands of the East Neuk took over, becoming the Royal Burgh of Elie and Earlsferry’s mainstay until the Victorian period when many of the village’s lovely merchant houses were built – some fine examples of which are now part of Elie Select’s portfolio.
The directory below suggests some of the best things to do in and around Elie. Click for more information – links are to external websites and will open in a new browser window.