Visit St Andrews and the fishing villages of Fife, Scotland


Take a drive from Edinburgh to St Andrews and see the Forth Bridges, Anstruther fishing village, St. Andrews Cathedral and Old Town, St Andrews links and the Old Course and the historic village of Falkland in the Kingdom of Fife.

Welcome to St Andrews!

One of Europe's finest towns, St Andrews is a place of history, learning and culture, a wonderful coastal resort, and the world's home of golf.

The Auld Grey Toun

“Despite its nickname and long history, there is nothing grey about St Andrews. The town center today is a vibrant, bustling hub of color with an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and galleries all set against the stunning background of this medieval Royal Burgh.”

https://www.standrews.com/getting-here

Have a scone at the Café at the British Golf Museum.

http://www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk/

Lunch in St Andrews - fish and chips at Cromars.

The University of St Andrews

“As well as the birthplace of the modern game, St Andrews is also home to the oldest University in Scotland, the meeting place of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge - The University of St Andrews. Founded in 1413 St Andrews is the third-oldest university in the English speaking world."standrews.com

St Andrews Cathedral

"The remains of St Andrews Cathedral are impressive enough but they can only hint at the vast grandeur of what was once the largest Cathedral in Scotland. A climb to the top of this magnificent structure will reward you with stunning vistas of St Andrews and the Fife countryside.” standrews.com

A ruined Roman Catholic cathedral built in 1158. Scotland’s largest cathedral with a museum of relics found on the site.

St Andrews Castle

"Featuring an infamous ‘bottle dungeon’ the kids will love, St Andrews Castle is largely ruined after 400 years of wars and sieges. Well worth a visit” st Andrews website” standrews.com

During its 450 year history this castle was a bishop’s palace, a fortress and a state prison.

“Descend into the castle’s unique underground mine and countermine to get a sense of medieval siege warfare. Peer into the bottle dungeon – one of medieval Britain’s most infamous castle prisons. Marvel at the Hamilton Façade, an impressive frontage that reflects the wealth and taste of its builder”

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/st-andrews-castle/

The initials on the pavement nearby mark the spot where Patrick Hamilton, member of the University, was burned at the stake on 29 February 1528 at the age of 24, on the continent he had been greatly influenced by Martin Luther. And on his return to St Andrews he began to teach Lutheran doctrines, having been tried and found guilty of heresy he was condemned to death, thus becoming the first martyr of the Scottish Reformation. Plaque St Andrews University

Falkland

Falkland Parish Church

Falkland Palace & Garden

One of Scotland’s finest Renaissance palaces adored by Mary, Queen of Scots.

“Explore the country residence of the Royal Stuarts, adored by Mary, Queen of Scots.

Admire the spectacular Renaissance architecture.

Learn about many of the finest examples of the Trust’s conservation work, including centuries-old carvings, paintings and furniture.

Discover the oldest original real tennis court in Britain.

Stroll around the beautiful garden and orchard. “ https://www.nts.org.uk/Visit/Falkland-Palace/

The Forth Bridge

Cantilever railway bridge across the Firth of Forth

“This railway bridge, crossing the Forth estuary in Scotland, had the world’s longest spans (541 m) when it opened in 1890. It remains one of the greatest cantilever trussed bridges and continues to carry passengers and freight. Its distinctive industrial aesthetic is the result of a forthright and unadorned display of its structural components. Innovative in style, materials and scale, the Forth Bridge marks an important milestone in bridge design and construction during the period when railways came to dominate long-distance land travel”

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1485

Anstruther in Fife Scotland.

“Anstruther is a charming fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, popular with day-trippers and holidaymakers.

Located south of St Andrews, Anstruther is the largest in a string of pretty, old-fashioned fishing villages along the stretch of Fife coast known as the East Neuk. Perhaps the top attraction is simply tucking into a quality fish supper from the Anstruther Fish Bar, which in recent years has won a number of awards including UK Fish and Chip Shop of the year. Enjoy the locally caught fish by the harbour as fishing boats land their catch.”

https://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/anstruther-p239041

Rabies tour guide.

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