A Beautiful Day at the Links
Favorite thing: We were lucky to arrive in St. Andrews on a beautiful sunshiney day. The wind was brisk, but it was in October. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Dunhill Cup was being played by famous golfers around the world. We couldn't get close enough to recognize them, so we walked around the festive grounds and wandered into the tents like we belonged there.
Fondest memory: Not expecting more than seeing the "Old Course", we found a beautiful medieval town with some amazing historic monuments. The crumbling catheral has a long history and the headstones were interesting reading. St . Andrews castle sits imposingly on the sea and echoes of the battles it must have witnessed through the fiery history of Scotland. All of these sites within views of the Firth of Forth.
The Weather in Saint Andrews
Favorite thing: Normally, the weather is very important for all visitors and tourists, not to mention if you want to play four favourite game.
- Weather in St. Andrews
An Ancient University Town
Favorite thing: The oldest building of the University, as far as I know, is the St.Salvators College Chapel from about 1450. The University was chartered by the Pope in 1412, at the behest of the Bishop of Sr.Andrews. The town goes back at least several hundred years earlier, although it is doubtful if it is actually the place that St. Andrew came to Scotland. It was the ecclestiastical capital until the reformation. The town was taken by Protestants, including John Knox. He was captured by a French fleet, and spent about a decade in French galleys until he returned to Scotland to found the Presbyterian Church.
The great Cathedral, built in the 14th Century, fell down in the 17th century after the Town Council, in dire need of funds, sold the lead from the roof. Many carved stones were taken from the ruins, and can be seen as part of walls and houses around the town.
The famed golf couse, the Old course, is owned by the town but leased for much of the time to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which sets the rules for British golf. These form the basis for the rules of the game around the world. The Britsh Open and Amateur tournaments are frequemtly held on these links . Another municipal course, the New course, lies between the Old Course and the North Sea.
Fondest memory: My senior year, in 1937, brought me more close friendships that I had enjoyed in my earlier years at the University. In general, this quitet old city, off the beaten track, adds to the friendliness and hospitality one finds everywhere in Scotland.
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Favorite thing: The trip to St. Andrews was a day long bus tour out of Edinburg . I did not even realize I was going to St. Andrews. It was the cheapest and shortest bus tour. The weather was perfect , even with a lot of sunshine.
St. Andrews reads very well in sunny weather.
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