Travel Blogs from St. Andrews
... Edinburgh and ran into heavy traffic. 1 hour to go 12 miles but we eventually made it to St Andrews. We have a great view from our room. We look out towards the West Sands, where Chariots of Fire was filmed and a view of the Old Course Club House and the 1st & 18th holes. Just wanted around this evening in town, on the beach and along the golf ...
... can't be said of the locals. In too many places, just walking down the street or sitting in a quiet pub, one is violated by the loud braying of a 'upper class' young woman. It is as if she is saying, I am superior to you and therefore what I say must be more important than anything else you may wish to hear. This sense of class and entitlement is, of course, reflected within the colleges of both universities ...
... but it is designed to make you think and strategically hit to locations to avoid punishing trouble. It is amazing to see how a course built in 1840 can still challenge the club golfer today. It was so refreshing playing a course where you didn't just bomb away driver every hole. I also had my customary photo on the 18th next to the burn where Bon van Pelt blew a four shot lead on the last hole to eventually lose in a playoff to Paul Lawrie.
Returning after golf it was ...
We have encountered quite a few of these lovely loons; it seems the old idea of every village having an idiot (not that this old bloke was an idiot, just perhaps a little forgetful) is true here; they are loved and supported, and given little jobs to do; and they make a beeline for any stranger getting out of a car and engage you in conversation which you may or may not understand, depending on how far north you are.
We met a lovely old ...
... nice. What made it a lot more interesting was Shilpa deciding to wear a Saree. We were a sight to behold !
The wedding ceremony was enjoyable as the minister was very funny and had his routine down. The food during the reception (or the Wedding Breakfast) was exquisite. Even the haggis that I was quite unsure of, was delicious.
TripAdvisor Reviews Abbey Cottage St. Andrews
Other places to stay in St. Andrews
St. Andrews Bay, St. Andrews | 5 star hotelfrom $254
- First Class Hogmany Celebration
- Absolutely wonderful
- Fantastic Golf and Hotel
Pilmour Links, St. Andrews | 4 star hotelfrom $284
Strathkinness Low Road, St. Andrews | 4 star hotelfrom $254
- Luxury hotel - what a joke!
- It saved our trip
- Rufflets - a gorgeous place to stay!
76 The Scores, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $230
40 The Scores, St. Andrews | 3 star hotelfrom $197
- Nice public areas but room overpriced
- Pearl of Scotland
- Everyone is very special
129 North Street, St. Andrews | 3 star hotelfrom $164
56 North St, St. Andrews | 3 star hotelfrom $196
127 North Street, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $167
26 The Scores, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $156
1 Pimour Place, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $208
22 Murray Park, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $39
37 St. Mary St, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $93
2 Playfair Terrace, St. Andrews | Hotelfrom $173
St Michaels By Leuchars, St. Andrews | 3 star hotelfrom $132