Efter vi overnattede i Dundee, kørte vi til St. Andrew's, det er åbenbart golfens vugge. Her er fantastiske kirke ruiner.
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
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
St Andrews Castle, in the kingdom of Fife prominently sits atop a cliff over looking a beach called Castle Sands.
While in St Andrews today we went to watch golf some golf on the Old Course. There were a lot of people around due to 'The Open' being on at the time.
Jeudi, 11 août 2016
La pluie rend moins triste notre départ de la Dolphin's Coast. Nous filons non-stop direction sud en traversant Aberdeen et Dundee. Saint Andrews, capitale du golf et ville universitaire est au programme. Surprise à l'arrivée: deux campings sont complets et le troisième n'accepte pas les chiens. Le GPS nous amène à la DrummCarro Farm, où nous trouvons un super camping à la ferme avec cinq belles places aménagées. A part trois autres campeurs, il n'y a que des moutons et des chevaux par ici. Nous allons visiter Saint Andrews, belle ville ancienne et les ruines de l'immense cathédrale et du château. A part la plus vielle université du pays et son musée, l'autre point fort, c'est le golf. Depuis 1754 existe celui jouxtant la ville, le Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Plein d'autres se trouvent aux alentours de la ville et il y a nombre de boutiques qui vendent tout ce qu'il faut pour exercer ce sport, très codé. Nous avions prévu de passer samedi et dimanche à Edinburgh.Il n'en sera rien, Eric téléphone à quatre campings, il ne reste aucune place, dommage. Notre programme sera orientée bord de mer et campagne, ce qui me va très bien.Read more
It's hard to know where to begin with St. Andrews. We weren't prepared for all of this. There was of course the very, very old St. Andrews Cathedral and Castle. It was inspiring strolling the grounds of the University of St. Andrews, the third oldest University in the English-speaking world and established 600 years ago in 1413. For those who don't know, St. Andrews is home to the first golf course in the world, "The Old Course." Here is a shot of the 18th green during tournament play yesterday, with the West Sands (of "Chariots of Fire" fame) in the background, along with a shot of the R&A (Royal and Ancient Golf Club), home of the World Governing Body for Golf. And not to be forgotten, the quaint area surrounding Market Street, with its shops and eateries.
We have one more day of our journey, which we'll be spending back in Edinburgh tomorrow before heading back to North Carolina on Saturday.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Saint Andrews, St Andrews, Сейнт Андрюс, St. Andrews, セント・アンドルーズ, Сент-Андрус