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Lady's Tower - Elie

Lady's Tower - Elie

Lady's Tower is a ruined tower located beside Ruby Bay on the Fife coast near to Elie. Lady's Tower was built during the 1770's for Lady Janet Anstruther as a summer house while she indulged in her passion for reportedly 'skinny dipping' in the sea at Ruby Bay. On the Ruby Bay side of the tower are the remains of her disrobing area which were carved out of the rock face. On those occasions when she wanted to take a dip it's reported that she sent out a bell ringer to warn the local people to stay away from the area.
Ruby Bay is named after the garnets which have been known to wash ashore here and which occasionally still do