Stop and admire magnificent views across the Firth of Forth, get your picture taken with the world famous UNESCO Forth Bridge as a backdrop before departing for St Andrews and the home of Golf.
The Castle is the ruins of the castle of the Archbishops of St Andrews, dating in part from the 13th century. On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city’s castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews and the focal point of the church in medieval Scotland. Explore the underground 16th-century siege mine and counter-mine, and the ‘bottle dungeon’, one of the most infamous castle prisons in medieval Britain, which was cut out of the solid rock.
The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral and most magnificent church, show how impressive it used to be. The museum houses an outstanding collection of early and later medieval sculptures and other relics found on the site, including the magnificent St Andrews Sarcophagus of Pictish date. The precinct walls are particularly well preserved. St Rule’s Tower, in the precinct, is part of the first church of the Augustinian canons at St Andrews built in the early 12th century. There are splendid views from the top.
Home to the third oldest university in the English-speaking world an integral part of the burgh and one of the UK’s most prestigious, where Prince William met Kate Middleton.
This historic building is steeped in history. It dates back to the 1850s, when it was the station master’s lodge and the history and heritage live on Today, the Jigger Inn is home to golfing memorabilia, crackling open-hearth fires, home-cooked food and a superb selection of Scottish beers – this is traditional Scottish pub hospitality at its very best. Fondly referred to as ‘the towns best 19th hole’ and much loved by the many celebrities who visit. The pub’s own ‘Jigger Ale’ is available only here and at The American Club in wisconson USA. Reservations are required, please advise if this location is wanted for lunch during the excursion. (Lunch at Own Cost)
The Old Course at St Andrews is the most famous golf course in world golf and the Mecca to which every golfer aspires to make pilgrimage at least once in a golfing lifetime. The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. The Swilcan Bridge and Hell Bunker are recognised across the globe, yet the greatest feature of the Old Course is that despite its grand status it remains a public golf course, open to all.
Conveniently located close to the home of golf, St Andrews, the Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre sits in a charming 18th century farm steading and features an exhibition, whisky and gin distillery tours, tastings, and shop. Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre in the beautiful East Neuk of Fife opened its doors in December 2014. The distillery is situated between St. Andrews and Crail, close to the world famous Kingsbarns championship golf course. The historic and charming East Newhall Farm steadings situated on Cambo Estate were carefully restored and converted into a small distillery with exhibition, tasting rooms, shop and café.
Crail is a historic fishing village in the pretty East Neuk of Fife. Charming cobbled streets tumble down to the miniature harbour, which is sheltered by cliffs and surrounded by historic fishing cottages. Crail is a historic fishing village on the East Neuk of Fife coast and is well worth a visit.
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
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