Leuk stadje, een paar winkeltjes bezocht en gebouwen bekeken. Uiteraard onze hobby nog even uitgeoefend 😄
Da wir hier leider nur sporadisch Internet haben, kommt hier eine kleine Sammlung unserer letzten Wanderungen.
Nachdem es doch viel geregnet hatte in den letzten Tagen haben wir seit einiger Zeit strahlenden Sonnenschein, herrlich! 😎
Weitere Eindrücke folgen bald 👌
A ride back to the train from the concierge, who has family (a son, grandson, and daughter in law) in western Canada. The plan is to take 3 trains and a bus to St Andrews. It works and we are in St Andrews, where golf was invented. We have lunch on Market Street, where all the college kids are having lunch too. After checking out the town, we mosey over the the Royal and Ancient golf course. There a number of courses to play here, and I must say, they look easy. The fairways are wide, I don’t see any sand traps, and definitely not a tree in sight. It looks flat, so every lie should be a good one. Obviously there is other factors at play that I don’t fully understand.
This place is old. Before we arrived, I knew it was referred to as ancient, and I thought maybe a bit of an over statement. It is not! Ancient even describes the bus station. Nothing is new except for the cars around town. We both loved the place. Stayed for about 4 hours and continued by train back to Edinburgh.Read more
Today we're off the boat and taking a tour of Dunfermline's Churches, Royals, and Pubs (CRaP). Our closing party is in Glasgow tonight. ON ON!!
So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
P.S.: Poop. The noon selfie photo didn't save. It was me, Meat, Xerox in front of the Dunfermline Abbey where King Robert the Bruce and others are buried.Read more
The streets in St Andrews are lined with quaint stone buildings, the streets mostly cobblestone as is any old town in Scotland. This definitely adds to the charm...a reminder that high heels would be challenging. It is definitely a university town as the shops and eateries are crowded with students. We both liked St Andrews as it is charming and has a welcoming feel to it.Read more
On the way to St. Andrews we took a one-hour break in the lovely little town of Pitlochry. A morning visit to St. Andrews took us by the Ancient and Royal Golf Course, where the game of golf was invented. Next we stopped at the place where George Wishart, a Protestant leader, was killed for his faith in the wars between Catholics and Protestants in Scotland. Our bus quickly passed by the University of St. Andrews, where Prince William, Duke of Cambridge met his wife Kate Middleton. Our guide mentioned that neither was an especially good student, and that this university is more noted as a party school than a serious institution for scholarship. We especially enjoyed seeing young students from the high school being let out for lunch. Almost all of them made their way to a pizza parlor, while we went just a bit farther to get some soup and scones. The ruins of the cathedral are remarkable. This must have been a huge complex when the abbey was active. Even now in its ruined state, the building is impressive.Read more
Stayed at the Old Course Hotel. Had group dinner in the private dining room. Next morning we had breakfast overlooking the famous fairway.
Went on a walking tour of St Andrews University, Castle and Cathedral in the morning.
Bus ride to Edinburgh in the afternoon. Stopped in Pitlochry for lunch and shopping.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Fife, FIF, Fif Scīr, Файф, Fìobha, فایف, Foibhe, Feevey, ファイフ, 파이프 주, Fifa, Faifas, فائف, 快富, 法夫