Visitor's guide to Largo, Fife with useful links to East Neuk and tours. Largo is seaside town near the Largo Bay to the north of the Firth of Forth and Lower Largo in particular is a favourite tourist haunt.
Largo is a sleepy fishing village in Fife in the East Neuk. Lower Largo is most famous as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, author of Robinson Crusoe. His statue can be seen in the main street running behind the Crusoe Hotel. This was once an important fishing centre. Now it is a popular holiday resort with its golden crescent of sand and picturesque little harbour, framed by an impressive railway viaduct.
It is located on Largo Bay on the north side of the Forth and sits beside Lundin Links. The railway used to bring tourists here throughout the summer, but with its closure in the 1960s, the village returned to its quaint and sleepy state. It has not the charm of Elie and the villages further east.
There is not much accommodation in Largo, though a search of Hotels In Fife shows what is nearby. For good bar meals try the Crusoe Hotel, by the harbour in Lower Largo.
Scotland's Larder, Tel. 360414, on the road east out of Upper Largo, provides a real insight into Scottish food with its restaurant, shop and cooking demonstrations. Booking for dinner is essential. Open Apr-Nov daily 1000-late, Nov-Mar Sun-Thu 1100-1500, Fri and Sat from 1100.