Saint Andrews Travel Guide

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Saint Andrews Highlights

  • Pro
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     Cathedral, castle, golf, beaches, scenery, 

  • Con
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     None that I could see 

  • In a nutshell
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     So picturesque 

Saint Andrews Things to Do

  • "Himalaya"

    We have not mistaken, Himalaya is the name given to the Ladies Putting Club of St Andrews, where you can "play" and have some fun in the putting green of St. AndrewsNormally you can play , although some days you may have to wait a whileYou only need to pay a couple of pounds No nos hemos equivocado, Himalaya es el nombre que recibe el Ladies...

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  • The University - La Universidad

    The oldest university in Scotland, founded in the fifteenth century, is one of the most elitist and prestigious university in Great BritainThere is not an specific Campus because the University it is integrated CityThe University has jumped to the "gossip magazines" , as here is where Kate Middleton and Prince William have lived their courtship and...

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  • The Cathedral / La Catedral

    We can see the remains of what was the largest church in Scotland.It is over the cliffs and so it suffered great vicissitudes since it was destroyed by gales, storms and fires until the sixteenth century, when during the Religious Reformation of the Church of Scotland, who led John Knox, was nearly demolishedToday we can take a pleasant walk...

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  • Walking in the course - Pasear por el...

    It is very nice to walk and see the 18th hole of the old course , the Himalaya , the links, the hotels, the clubsEverything is prepared with paths were you may walk, in a restricted area of the courses, disturbing as less as possible to the golfers and if you have nice weather all is complete to enjoy it Es muy agradable pasear y ver los tees de...

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  • Not only golf / No sólo golf

    Not everything is golf in Saint Andrews. Do you remember the movie Chariots of Fire, because it was filmed here , so in his honour, you can go down to the beach and run for a while No todo es golf, recuerdas la película Carros de Fuego, pues aquí es donde se grabó, así que en su honor puedes bajar a la playa y pegarte una buena carrera

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  • Wander Along.....

    We parked in the carpark on the front, by the aquarium.Not having a lot of time, we just ambled along the pleasant street at the back of the coast, passing the castle and cathedral. We noted the beautiful properties in this area and thought it must be a pleasant place to be a student in!We didn't have time to visit the castle or cathedral, just...

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  • St Andrews Cathedral: The Glory of God

    St. Andrews Cathedral was the largest in Scotland during medieval times. Spanning almost 400 ft (~100m) in length it remains one of the largest ever to have been built in Scotland, although it is in ruins today. St Andrews was a place of religious importance in medieval times and as its community grew the need arose for a larger, grander cathedral....

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  • St Andrews Castle: The Bishops Palace

    St Andrews Castle dates from the 13th century, originally built as a residence for bishops and archbishops when such positions of importance were more than just religious, but held political power as well, which was common before the Reformation. St Andrews itself was an important centre of religious life in medieval Europe, attracting pilgrims...

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  • BIGGEST BUILDING IN SCOTLAND

    St. Andrew's Cathedral which was built in the 12th century was once the biggest building in Scotland. Not much of it remains today but you can wander around and see the ruins as well as a beautiful view over the North Sea.

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  • The Memorial

    The town had serious troubles during the Reformation. The Protestand reformers brought their ideas to town, and the Catholic hierarchy tried to stamp them out. Cardinal Beaton, the Archbishop of St. Andrews Cathedral, burned some of the reformers at the stake and made a holiday of it. This monument, built in 1842, is a memorial to the martyred...

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  • The Castle

    Not long after George Wisham was burned at the stake, other reformers invaded the St. Andrews Castle, where Cardinal Beaton was living, and killed him. The reformers kept the castle, and it became the first Protestant church in Scotland. John Knox went there in 1547 and became its preacher. The Catholics couldn’t retake the castle, so they brought...

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  • The Royal and Ancient Golf Club

    The famous golf course isn’t the oldest one (it was founded in 1754) but it first established the rules of golf that are still used. The course is difficult, and weather is a factor. They say the wind can blow so hard that the ball ends up behind the golfer! It is a public course, and anyone can play if they pay the fee (about $200.)

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Saint Andrews Hotels

Saint Andrews Restaurants

  • A piece of the past in St. Andrews

    This restaurant/tavern takes its name from 'Whey', a liquid remaining after milk has been curdled & strained, and Pat, which is a pot. Doesn't sound too appealing, but apparently around the 12th century on this spot, gruel was being served to Pilgrims entering from the West Port in St. Andrews. The current building originates from 1902, but was an...

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  • A classic

    I visited this restaurant for the first (and I hope not the last) time in spring 11. The location is spectacular, right on the beach. We watched the tide come in as we ate lunch.The service was spectacular too, as was the food. The bill? Yes, spectacular!We both had a starter, and then shared a seafood platter. Lobster, prawn, crab, oyster... you...

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  • happy to recommend

    I had Sunday lunch there today. As soon as I got inside I realised I'd been before, but a few years back.It's very attractive and modern inside, once past the traditional exterior. It has a large outdoor area at the back - not quite warm enough for that today as far as I was concerned, but plenty others were using it. It's covered by a canopy.The...

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  • Ziggy's Restaurant

    I happen to find this restaurant when I was looking for a place for dinner. I had a look inside, and i liked the decoration because it is about Rock & Roll music. Nice atmosphere here, I had a good dinner, and I don't considered it expensive, at least regarding today's prices.This restaurant was founded in 1.983 at 131 South street, but mived to...

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  • Fine Pizzas and Fish n Chips

    As a student I used to regularly go to the KFB - or Kinness Fry Bar to give it its full name. The fish and chips are well worth it - good batter and a good helping of chips. The pizzas are among the best in St Andrews and they have a good range of wines to take out. It is open until very late - often 1:30 am or even 2am and the food is usually...

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  • Goodies galore

    This isn't so much a restaurant as a coffee shop but it does do light meals. There is no shortage of coffee shops in St Andrews but I like MacGregors! If you enjoy home baking then I think you will too! It isn't the cheepest coffee shop around but not the dearest either. Cheese and mustard farls - so delicious and moist. Mmmmm!Or, if you prefer...

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Saint Andrews Transportation

  • Getting there

    The easiest way to get to St Andrews is by car. The nearest railway station is in Leuchars, about 5 miles away and you can get to St Andrews from there by bus or taxi. The website below gives transport details and has links to all kinds of other useful stuff in the area - places to eat, places of historic interest, etc.

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  • How to get there

    Saint Andrews is in Scotland, quite near to Edinburgh, and there are many ays to reach it. The info was taken from the website mentioned below.* By Road:- From Edinburgh:Take the A90 over the Forth Bridge (toll bridge) which connects with the M90. Continue north until junction 7 and take the A91, following signs to St Andrews. Journey time is...

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  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Road distances from Saint Andrews to:- Edinburgh: 86 kms.- Glasgow: 139 kms.- Cambridge: 661 kms.- London: 757 kms.The website gives info about other road distances, driving times and the best routes.

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Saint Andrews Shopping

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    Who's at Bat?

    by Goner Written Apr 1, 2004

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    I'm still looking for the receipt from the purchases I made to give you the name of the store where I bought all the golf items to thrill the golfers back home, but it was across the street from the "Old Course" of course.

    There were several shops in the area dedicated to golf items.

    What to buy: The smallest items to tuck away in your suitcase are the golf tees, golf balls (don't buy too many, they are heavy) and golf towels embroidered wtih St. Andrews and some had "The Dunhill Cup" on them. They weren't expensive, but made a nice gift.

    What to pay: About $10 for the towels, there were sets with a golf ball, tees and a towels for around $25.

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Saint Andrews Local Customs

  • Difficult choice / Difícil elección

    I'm watching a golf website and it listed 26 clubs to 25kms. radius of St. Andrews and among them there are several that have two or more fields and links. This gives you the idea of the fans that are in Scotland for golf, where they play always "even if the weather is not good ".Specifically St. Andrews Links Club House, which is integrated into...

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  • The Royal and Ancient Golf Club

    The tradition of this club dates back several centuries, in fact, in 2004 celebrated its 250th anniversary and remains a private golf club with 2,400 members worldwideIt is not the first golf club in the world, but if it was here, where in the late nineteenth century, for first time was responsible for defining and managing the game roles of golf...

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  • The Lammas Fair

    The Lammas Fair takes place every August and finishes on he second Tuesday of the month. Market Street, Thursday and Friday; South Street, Monday (what I saw) and Tuesday.This tradition dates back to 1.620.PS: I got the information some two months after my visit thanks to Maureen Milne, Visitor Services Assistant, St Andrews Tourist Centre, and I...

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Saint Andrews Off The Beaten Path

  • University

    Founded in 1.413, this is the first University in Scotland, and the third oldest in the U.K.Address:College GateSt Andrews, Fife KY16 9AJScotland, U.K.

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  • Explore the East Neuk

    The East Neuk of Fife has several picturesque fishing villages - Crail, Anstruther, Cellardyke, Pittenweim, St Monance, Elie, Largo. Each pretty little village has its own unique character and each is worth visiting.Off the coast is the Isle of May that is also worth a trip. It is accessed by boat from Anstruther and is renouned for its seabirds -...

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  • Scotland's Secret

    "The Bunker" has been Scotland’s best kept secret for over 40 years, until now - a bunker designed for the cold war is hidden beneath a Scottish Farmhouse. A tunnel leads you to a 24,000 sq ft bunker accommodation on two levels, 100 feet underground.You can walk down the 150m entrance tunnel, through the hermetically sealed 3 ton blast proof doors...

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Saint Andrews Sports & Outdoors

  • Golf

    I’m not going to try to explain too much about golf in St Andrews. That’s partly from ignorance, and partly because I know it will have been done better already somewhere else.Re-inventing the wheel is not one of my skills. The basics. The Old Course is a public place, taken care of by the Links Trust. The Royal & Ancient is golf’s administration...

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  • Playing Golf in St. Andrews

    The Courses of St. Andrews:There are 7 golf courses, all managed by the Links Trust:- The Old course- The Castle Course- The New Course- The Jubilee Course- The Eden Course- The Strathryrum Course- The Balgrove CourseBooking the Tee Time:First of all, a handicap is needed for the Old Course (which is 24 for men and 36 for women). - some others...

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  • Golf Golf Golf

    Obviously, this tip is about golf, the whole golf and nothing but golf!Some websites:- www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk/golf.htm- www.saint-andrews.co.uk/golf.htmFrom these links, you can find many websites about anything related to golf.

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Saint Andrews Favorites

  • General Info

    *Tourism Office70 Market St.St Andrews, FifeKY16 9NU- Tel.: (+44) (0)1334 47 20 21- Fax: (+44) (0)1334 47 84 22- Internet: www.saint-andrews.co.uk- E. mail: standrewstic@kftb.ossian.net

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  • The Weather in Saint Andrews

    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

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  • An Ancient University Town

    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...

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