Lower Largo is located in the famous East Neuk of Fife , the old
Scots word for corner , the name given to the wedge of land running around
the Eastern peninsula of Fife.
Lower Largo on Largo Bay is
a charming fishing village with its own harbour where fresh lobster
and sea food can be otained either from the fishermen or the excellent
Crusoe Hotel 100 yards away. Here The east Neuk has some of the
most picturesque whitewashed buildings with red pantiled roofs that
overlook winding streets leading to their secluded harbours.
Situated adjacent to Lundin
Links with its famous golf course,it was for centuries
a prosperous fishing village noted for manufacture of nets and knitwear.With
its fine sandy beach is now a popular tourist centre close to
many fine 9 and 18 hole golf courses. Lower Largo has its own sailing
club and is ideally situated for a variety of watersports .
Daniel Defoe visited Lower Largo in 1706 and was inspired to write
the life and surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe based on the
life of Alexander Selkirk who was marooned foe four years on a desert
island. There is a statue commemorating Robinson Crusoe
on the site of the house where Selkirk was born in 1676.
Nearby Leven is an attractive
coastal town with a fine swimming pool and leisure complex which supplement
its traditional sandy beaches.During the summer months a small funfair
and entertainments provide fun for children.
St Andrews once the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland is now better
known as the home of golf. It is home to Scotland’s oldest University.
St Andrews said to be the discerning shoppers paradise is best explored
on foot, the combination of Medieval, Edwardian and Victorian leafy
streets forming one of the most attractive towns in Britain.