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TRAVEL: SAINT ANDREWS, SCOTLAND

February 24, 2015

Home to the third oldest university of the English-speaking world, the quaint town of St Andrews is rich in its history, culture, and beauty. The university’s cobblestone buildings, its students garbed in their iconic red gowns, and the ruins of the St Andrews Cathedral and Castle (both dating over 800 years old) all add to the celebrated character of this coastal town of Fife. It is also recognized as the “home of golf” and boasts some of the world’s most popular links. Yet despite its characteristically small size, St Andrews enjoys the bustle of a city, the beauty of the country and cliffs of the North Sea, and of course, Scotland’s finest award-winning “chippy”.

 

STAY:

  • Fairmont St Andrews

SEE:

  • St Andrews University
  • St Andrews Cathedral & Castle
  • St Andrews Botanic Garden

EAT:

  • Cromars || fish & chips (see foodie finds) | Union St
  • Mitchell’s || local Scottish cuisine (order cullen skink), sit-in restaurant and to-go deli | Market St
  • Gorgeous Café || to-go bakery, order the scones | Bell St
  • Jannettas Gelateria || exotic gelato w/ outdoor seating + cafe | South St
  • Beanscene || coffee shop | Bell St

SHOP:

  • Edinburgh Woolen Mill || authentic Scottish products including tweed and wool | Market st
  • Topping and Company Booksellers || independent bookshop selling signed first editions & collectables, serves free coffee/tea while you browse | Greyfriars Garden
  • I.J. Mellis Cheesemongers || cheese hamper gifts & imported goods | South St
  • Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier || Scottish chocolates, order the Hot Velvet Shot | South St