St Andrews

St. Andrews is a small town and former royal borough of Fife in Scotland, UK. It has a population of approximately 18,000 inhabitants. It has one of the oldest operating universities in the world. Some of the recommended sights for visitation in the city are:

Blackfriars Chapel: Blackfriars Chapel was built in the 1520s as an addition to the church of the Dominican Friars, which was built about 10 years earlier. The name is also used for the modern ruins.

St Andrews Castle: St Andrew’s Castle is a ruin located in the coastal Royal Burgh of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. The castle sits on a rocky promontory overlooking a small beach called Castle Sands and the adjoining North Sea. There has been a castle standing at the site since the times of Bishop Roger (1189-1202), son of the Earl of Leicester. The castle’s grounds are now maintained by Historic Environment Scotland as a scheduled monument. Some of the best surviving carved fragments from the castle are displayed in the centre, which also has a shop.

St Andrews Cathedral: The Cathedral of St Andrews was built in 1158 and became the centre of the Medieval Catholic Church in Scotland as the seat of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and the Bishops and Archbishops of St Andrews.

St Andrews Museum: The Museum holds a permanent collection of objects of historical value that are related to the town of St Andrews. It explores the history of the town from its beginnings to the present day; as well as also hosting temporary exhibitions.

Craigtoun Country Park: Craigtoun Country Park is a country park located approximately 4 miles to the south-west of St Andrews in the county of Fife, Scotland. The site is currently owned by Fife Council, with park amenities being operated as of 2012 by the charitable organisation Friends of Craigtoun Park.

St Andrews Aquarium: The Aquarium is sitted in St Andrews’ and brings stunning views of the famous west sands and St Andrews Bay, St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest coastal locations in the historic town. You can come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds.

The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum: The St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum is in the heart of the town, a stone’s throw from both the Castle and the Cathedral. Here you can find a regularly changing exhibition upstairs so there is always something new to see and enjoy!

Old Course at St Andrews: The Old Course at St Andrews Links is where the game was first played 600 years ago and is considered by many to be the “home of golf” because the sport was first played on the Links at St Andrews in the early 15th century. Golf was popular in Scotland until in 1457, when James II of Scotland banned golf because he felt that young men were playing too much golf instead of practicing their archery. But, in 1502, when King James IV became a golfer, the ban was removed.

New course at St Andrews: The New Course provides a classic test of links golf at its finest and was opened for play in April 1895. There’s a traditional out and back layout, with the 18th green to the right of the first tee. Golf World have rated it 38th in their top 100 British courses.