The Crusoe

“Newly refurbished inn with a great location and excellent dining.” - AA Inspector



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The Crusoe was originally built in 1824 and overlooks the harbour with stunning views onto the Forth in Lower Largo which is the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk the "real" Robinson Crusoe. It reopened to acclaim in 2022 after a massive refurbishment programme. The beach and sea come right up to certain bedrooms which are all extremely well appointed with many luxurious extras provided as standard. Award-winning food is served in the wonderful restaurant or downstairs in the bar and courtyard area overlooking the harbour. Locally sourced provenance is cooked with care, thought and imagination with a wonderful breakfast to give the guest the best possible start to their day.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

AA 4 Gold Star Inn
Breakfast Award
AA Guest Accommodation of the Year (Scotland)
1-Rosette restaurant
The Crusoe
2 Main Street, Lower Largo, LEVEN, FIFE, KY8 6BT


  • Rooms 7
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Fife

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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