|Crail became a Royal Burgh in 1310. Although originally a fishing village the town's main industry is now tourism.|
The town features a picturesque harbour and numerous buildings that display the architectural style of the area - crow step gables, pan tiles and harl.
A locally delicacy of the area was the 'capon' - a sun-dried or smoked haddock. This particular food is reflected in the shape of the weather vane atop the town's 16th century tolbooth.
John Knox preached at the parish church in Crail's Marketgate in 1559. The church itself dates from the 12th century, but has many later additions.