Red Lion Inn
“Good, honest pub grub in National Trust village” - AA Inspector
Culross is the most complete example in Scotland of a 17th- and 18th-century burgh, its old, whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets a fascinating time-warp. The step-gabled Red Lion's ceilings were painted by Stirling artist Douglas Cadoo and depict scenes from Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson. If you're planning on a meal, haggis, whisky and cream creggans make a good starter; these could be followed by warm pesto mushroom salad; battered haddock and chips; rotisserie chicken in barbecue sauce; or maybe veggie sausages with beans and chips. A sorbet or a crumble might well tick the dessert box.
- Children welcome
- Open all year
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About the area
This 20-mile wide peninsula between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay is an ancient kingdom, once the home of Scotland’s kings and saints. Despite its modern bridges it still seems curiously detached from the rest of the country. Travelling along Fife’s grand coastline reveals a fascinating legacy of caves, castles, and ancient fishing ports. Blend coast and countryside by following stretches of the Fife Coastal Path, or take an exhilarating trek in the Fife Regional Park.
St Andrews has a unique place in Scotland’s heritage. According to legend, the city was founded by St Regulus in the 4th century, who was carrying relics of St Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, when his ship was wrecked off the coast. Thereafter, the town grew as an important religious centre, eventually home to the largest church in Scotland, now an attractive ruin, with the powerful bishops wielding great influence over church and state. Today, St Andrews is famous for its university, the oldest in Scotland, and as a world golfing mecca. The Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club claims to have 15th century origins and to play a round on these hallowed links is many golfers’ dream.
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